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Organic molecules discovered by Curiosity Rover consistent with early life on Mars: study

Curiosity rover

This self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013), plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 (May 10, 2013) to update the appearance of …

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Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders

News Picture: Newly Discovered Gene May Shed Light on Certain Brain Disorders

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who discovered a gene that links the thickness of the brain’s gray matter to intelligence say their finding might help improve understanding of brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. The team looked at the cerebral cortex, which is the outside layer …

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Newly Discovered Neanderthal Skeleton Hints at Intentional ‘Flower Burial’

Newly Discovered Neanderthal Skeleton Hints at Intentional 'Flower Burial'

The flattened skull of the new Neanderthal remainsPhoto: Graeme Barker New excavations at a well-known Neanderthal site have revealed a previously undiscovered Neanderthal skeleton, along with more evidence that these extinct hominins may have had “flower burials” for their dead.
 In the 1950s, archaeologist Ralph Solecki uncovered Neanderthal remains and …

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80-million-year-old T. rex relative named ‘reaper of death’ discovered

80-million-year-old T. rex relative named 'reaper of death' discovered

The oldest known member of the Tyrannosaur family stalked the plains of southern Alberta, Canada, about 80 million years ago. That’s the finding of a new study identifying the previously unknown dinosaur. Although the fossils were discovered a decade ago, paleontologists only confirmed that it was a new species — …

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