Sci-Tech

Easter Island Ancient DNA Shoots Down One Rapanui Theory

Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is best famous for its hulk forged moai. (Credit Terry Hunt) Thanks to its geography, the southeastern Pacific island of Rapa Nui — also famous as Easter Island — has been in the core of a long-running discuss about how early people may have sailed back and onward opposite the planet’s biggest ocean. One speculation …

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Motherese Is a Truly Universal Language

(Credit: Shutterstock) Hang around any mom with a immature child and eventually she’ll mangle out her baby voice. You know the one — the representation of her voice goes up, her disproportion are elementary and exaggerated. It’s infrequently referred to as motherese, but researchers call it infant-directed speech. Whatever you wish to call it, it’s flattering critical to little ones’ …

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Drones Save Fawns From Terrible Fates

(Credit: Disney/Giphy) Bambi: A classical children’s film about a easygoing tan that eventually takes a spin for the worse. Unfortunately, genuine life is no walk in the park for immature deer either. Early in a fawn’s life, its mom will leave for extended durations to fodder for food and safeguard predators stay at bay, wildlife experts say. But nesting in …

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Worms Eat Impenetrable Sea Urchins by Crawling into Their Mouths

Sea urchins vital in the Mediterranean have a new enemy: the bearded fireworm. This toothless but dynamic predator has found a way to assimilate sea urchins, despite their spines and tough shells. And the worms’ ardour for urchins might remake whole sea ecosystems. The bearded fireworm, Hermodice carunculata, grows up to a foot prolonged and is fuzzy, not in the lovable way but in the …

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Tobacco Companies Snuff Smoke, But Health Benefits Still Hazy

The IQOS smokeless tobacco product. (Credit: SimonDes/Philip Morris International) Smoking: It’s bad for you. Take the smoke out of smoking, though, and you competence be on to something. That, at least, is the suspicion routine behind newly-emerging smokeless forms of nicotine, the many distinguished right now being e-cigarettes. A vape pen just doesn’t broach the same honeyed rush of nicotine …

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Supplies of a Rare Cancer-Killing Compound Were Dwindling…Not Anymore

Artist’s interpretation of a cancer cell. (Credit: Shutterstock) Bugula neritina is a rather rare sea organism. It looks like purplish seaweed, but it’s actually a branching cluster of individual, tentacled zooids (the technical term for people in a colonial invertebrate) that resemble badminton shuttlecocks. It’s abundant, invasive and widely noticed as a harassment as it accumulates on ships, wharf sides, …

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Last-second launch cancel grounds Russian spacecraft

William Harwood Bill Harwood has been covering the U.S. space program full-time given 1984, first as Cape Canaveral business arch for United Press International and now as a consultant for CBS News. He covered 129 space shuttle missions, every interplanetary moody given Voyager 2’s flyby of Neptune and scores of blurb and military launches. Based at the Kennedy Space Center …

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg discusses Russia ad controversy

In an talk with Axios’ Mike Allen, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg pronounced the social media site has an “enormous responsibility” to recover all ads purchased by unfamiliar entities on the site as it relates to Congress’ examination into Russian division in the 2016 election.  “Things happened on the height in this election that should not have happened, especially, …

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About … Color

1. For centuries, academics suspicion colored light was deteriorated white, or “pure,” light. (We’ll get back to how wrong they were in a bit.) 2. And tone infrequently is a modifier. For example, coloring dishes goes back at slightest 3,500 years, when ancient Egyptians total booze and other colorants to candy to boost its visible appeal. 3. The story of …

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How to watch a house-sized asteroid hum by Earth

A vast close call is set to start high above Earth late Wednesday night (Pacific time) when an asteroid the stretch of a residence passes almost as close to us as some of the communications satellites that make it probable to review this story around the world.  Asteroid 2012 TC4 is back for another revisit almost 4 years to the day …

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