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A team from University College London published a new study suggesting that “increasing population density, rather than boosts in human brain power, appears to have catalysed the emergence of modern human behavior.” So it’s not that our ancestors were gaining a greater capacity for intelligence, they just increasingly had more hook-ups. One researcher, Dr. Mark […]

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While evidence suggests that meteoroids may have ended life on Earth at one point, ungodly researchers are claiming that a “meteoroid bombardment” could have been responsible for creating habitable conditions as well, a sort of Project Gensis: “Large bombardments of meteoroids approximately four billion years ago could have helped to make the early Earth and […]

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A good-natured artist created a rendition of the now world famous missing link, Darwinius masillae aka Ida, who lay bare-boned and naked for days while the world media fawned over her. Here she is sporting a fur coat and some adequate covering. Sadly, the image still hasn’t been widely circulated as of yet, and the […]

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Researchers have discovered a very ferocious and distant cousin of the modern day pigeon: “A strange pigeon-sized dinosaur that roamed the planet more than 150 million years ago was the oldest known relative of birds, say scientists. The new species ‘Epidexipteryx hui’ had large teeth that could rip prey apart and a strange anatomy including […]

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Not everyone is complaining about then open scar that is Ground Zero. Geologists are marveling at the rock formations deposited by a glacier more than 20,000 years ago and workers at the site have been given the unique opportunity to create their very own rock collections. |NYT| […]

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“Embarrassingly, in the 21st century, in the most scientifically advanced nation the world has ever known, creationists can still persuade politicians, judges and ordinary citizens that evolution is a flawed, poorly supported fantasy. They lobby for creationist ideas such as “intelligent design” to be taught as alternatives to evolution in science classrooms.” Click over to […]

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Here’s a great video detailing just how freaking big and complex the Large Hadron Collider—that could create mini-black holes and instantly destroy the planet—really is. […]

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Forget about making the Earth green, here’s some suggestions for destroying it: “Whether it took the Earth 4.5 billion years to get to where it is today (or a mere seven days), destroying it might take a lot less time” |LiveScience| […]

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