28/11/2014

Earth protected by invisible 'force field'

Scientists have identified an invisible shield around our planet that protects us from deadly electrons. It might sound like something out of Star Tre...

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Ouija boards proving popular this Christmas

Sales of the century-old parlour game are through the roof thanks to the release of the movie 'Ouija'. It's easy to forget that the Ouija board, a dev...

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Weekender: The Green Children of Woolpit - Allegory for an Alien Visitation?




There is an unassuming village in the South-East of England that may have played host to one of the most intriguing potential alien visitations ever recorded.



Woolpit, in Suffolk, is the setting for an ancient legend dating back to the 12th century, which describes an encounter with two strange beings known as "The Green Children of Woolpit."



According to the myth, residents of the village were shocked when the two green-skinned children, a boy and a girl, appeared mysteriously on the edge of a field in Woolpit and were found by reapers working in the fields at harvest time.



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Antikythera Mechanism is older than believed

The mysterious ancient computer is now thought to date back to somewhere around 200 BC. The world's oldest known computer, the Antikythera Mechanism, ...

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Jurassic World: Vuelve Parque Jurásico

El estreno de la cuarta parte de la peliculas de aventuras centradas en un Parque de atracciones donde habitan todo tipo de bestias prehistóricas y muchos dinosaurios…


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Nuevo diseño para la franquicia prehistórica de Spielberg


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Habrá reptiles marinos en un Oceanario gigantesco


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Y como no… ¡Dinosaurios!


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1022958-jurassicworld-04 1022958-jurassicworld-02 … además de jóvenes aventureros…


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27/11/2014

Tumbas para "vampiros" o para víctimas del cólera por miedo a su vuelta de entre los muertos

"Los posibles 'vampiros' enterrados en el noroeste de Polonia con hoces y rocas sobre sus cuerpos eran probablemente habitantes originarios de la zona y no inmigrantes. Es la conclusión de un estudio publicado en PLoS ONE por Lesley Gregoricka de la Universidad del Sur de Alabama. En el noroeste de Polonia, los ritos funerarios apotropaicos - una práctica tradicional dirigida a evitar el mal - se extendieron entre los siglos XVII y XVIII.



Aquellos muertos considerados en riesgo de convertirse en vampiros por una variedad de razones recibían tratamiento funerario específico, y las prácticas analizadas por esta investigadora pueden dar una idea de las prácticas culturales y sociales de la comunidades, así como las identidades de las personas que vivían en la zona en ese momento. Las excavaciones en un cementerio en el noroeste de Polonia-han revelado seis tumbas inusuales, con hoces a lo ancho de los cuerpos o rocas bajo las barbillas de determinados individuos, en medio de cientos de entierros normales. Para comprender mejor si los organismos seleccionados para los ritos funerarios apotropaicos eran inmigrantes o habitantes locales, los autores estudiaron los molares permanentes de 60 personas, entre ellas las de 6 entierros 'especiales', utilizando las proporciones de isótopos de estroncio radiogénico del esmalte dental arqueológico. Luego las compararon con los resultados de isótopos de estroncio en animales locales (...)"

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Climate change fixes 'could harm billions'

Geo-engineering schemes designed to tackle global warming could prove disastrous for billions of people. The science of geo-engineering involves utili...

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How did manatees inspire mermaid legends ?

Manatees and dugongs have long been connected with stories of sirens, mermaids and other myths. With their walrus-like appearance, passive demeanor an...

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Do Doctors Really Believe In Vaccination?




It's Thanksgiving in the US, and for the rest of the world it is never a bad time to give thanks for all of our blessings.

There are many who count vaccines as one of the major blessings of the modern age, as they allegedly save thousands from the threat of harmful diseases.



Yet our confidence in the effectiveness of vaccines is apparently waning; in a survey conducted by the University of Michigan, 74 per cent of American parents said they would remove their vaccinated children from a day-care centre if there was a possibility that they would encounter non-vaccinated children.



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Writer sends a lamb chop in to space

A lamb chop on a fork was sent in to suborbital space as part of a bizarre new book promotion exercise. Author Nikesh Shukla and graphic artist Nick H...

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Dos investigadores españoles prueban una conjetura centenaria de Lord Kelvin

Un par de científicos del Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) han resuelto el problema que planteó el matemático británico Lord Kelvin en 1875 como camino para entender la estructura atómica de la materia. El estudio muestra que los fluidos en equilibrio, como el agua que fluye constante por una cañería, pueden esconder estructuras en forma de donut retorcido de manera compleja.

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26/11/2014

Mystery of the Polish 'vampires' solved

Researchers believe that six alleged vampires unearthed in Poland may have been cholera victims. For centuries the fear of the dead rising from the gr...

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Physicist claims Mars was attacked by nukes

A controversial paper by Dr John Brandenburg claims that life on Mars was wiped out by a nuclear attack. The idea that a civilization on the planet Ma...

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Scientists Create New "Disappearing" Plastic, Whilst Our Plastic Waste Is Mysteriously Disappearing...




Plastic waste is one of the scourges of the modern world, being generated via every industry from electronics to packaging and vehicles. Once discarded, plastic chokes our landfills and oceans for centuries, and when one considers that humans produce almost 300 million tons of plastic each year, the extent of the problem becomes all too clear.



A new discovery made by researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, could help to solve this serious environmental issue, however, as they believe they have paved the way for the creation of a new type of plastic that can be broken down into molecules when exposed to a specific type of light. What is even better news is that once the plastic has broken down, it can be recycled to form new plastic products.



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