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  • Drones Help Discover Lost City With Ties to Alexander the Greatnew
    25 September 2017, 6:26 pm - with the help of drones, archaeologists discovered a lost city with ties to alexander the great, according to the british museum in london. qalatga darband, an ancient city located in what is now iraqi kurdistan, lies along the darband-i rania, or a
  • After 15 Years in a Vegetative State, Scientists Partly Restore Consciousness in Patientnew
    25 September 2017, 5:37 pm - it’s generally believed that patients who are in a vegetative state more than a year after experiencing severe brain trauma won’t regain consciousness ever again. their essential bodily functions will continue, but it’s extremely
  • Giant blob of cold water rises from the depths of the Pacific, possibly heralding the arrival of La Niña this fallnew
    23 September 2017, 5:21 pm - here we go again? following a mild and short-lived la niña episode in 2016/2017, the climatic phenomenon stands a 55 to 60 percent chance of developing once again this fall and winter. that's the most recent forecast from the
  • Friendly Neighborhood Delivery Drones Target Icelandnew
    23 September 2017, 12:49 am - delivery drones are carrying customer orders for burgers and smartphones across a bay of water straddled by the icelandic capital of reykjavik—and that's just the start of a much more ambitious plan. before the end of 2017, the
  • Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrentnew
    22 September 2017, 8:31 pm - for years, people have been freaking out that asian carp are about to invade the great lakes. that concern seemed more real than ever this summer after an illinois fisherman caught a carp in june less than 10 miles from lake michigan — beyond
  • Drone Pilot Bobs and Weaves Through Moving Freight Trainnew
    22 September 2017, 7:52 pm - flying low, through a truss bridge, under a union pacific train, and even in a boxcar are just a few of the stunts a drone pilot shows off in a youtube video while a up mixed freight is in motion. the video went live on sept. 20 and has already
  • Panda Gut Microbes Change with the Seasonsnew
    22 September 2017, 7:33 pm - a change in seasons can mean it's time to take the sweaters out of the back of your closet, plant your garden, or—if you're a panda—remake your gut microbiome. scientists have found that pandas, rather than a summer and winter
  • Don't Give Up! Babies Learn Persistence from Adultsnew
    22 September 2017, 7:07 pm - you’ve probably heard the phrase, “don’t give up.” i do, from my mom, all the time, and she’s always led by example. a new study from mit shows she likely taught me persistence, just from my observing her. the
  • Quantifying Drug Use With Sewage and Cell Phonesnew
    22 September 2017, 7:01 pm - obtaining information about illegal drug use isn't a simple task. the illicit nature of the subject makes gathering information on the who and the what of drug consumption problematic. self-reported surveys, a common tool, aren't always accurate
  • Hooded Grebes Are Bringing Sexy Back—Or Trying Tonew
    22 September 2017, 4:56 pm - love is a battlefield, and in the case of the hooded grebe, that battle takes place on the dance floor. these endangered freshwater divers have a mating ritual that is not only extremely intricate, but also highly entertaining. and lucky for us, we