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Iowa Farmer Makes Mammoth Discovery...of a Mammoth!

Scientists are excited about the discovery of a nearly complete mammoth skeleton that was found buried on an Oskaloosa farm, saying such finds are rare and can yield clues about life in the area thousands of years ago...

from the Christian Science Monitor

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Genome of 18-Week-Old Foetus Deciphered

A blood sample from mum and saliva from dad have been used to sequence the genome of a foetus in the womb, by US researchers. At the time, the mother was just 18 weeks into the pregnancy...

from BBC News Online

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'We Don't Have to be Afraid of the Real Evidence' - Creation Museum

...The Creation Museum (in Petersburg, Kentucky) bills itself as a natural history museum, but it's one from a world in which we are certain that God created the Earth and everything in it, roughly 6,000 years ago, and all in six days. Anything that looks older--fossilised dinosaur bones, multiple strata of sedimentary rock, signs of ancient water erosion and the moving of the continents--were all caused by one catastrophic event, the flood that Noah and his family so adroitly survived by building a massive floating menagerie...

from the Guardian (UK)

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Mapping Identifies Best Targets for Malaria Prevention

A slim but substantial swathe of Africa stands to gain from a new strategy in malaria control. Pre-emptive treatment of children living in regions where the mosquito-transmitted disease is prevalent only during the rainy season could avert 11 million cases and 50,000 deaths a year...

from Nature News

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A Scientist's 20-Year Quest to Defeat Dengue Fever

This summer, my big idea is to explore the big ideas of science. Instead of just reporting science as results--the stuff that's published in scientific journals and covered as news--I want to take you inside the world of science. I hope I'll make it easier to understand how science works, and just how cool the process of discovery and innovation really is...

from NPR

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Pluto's Moons Offer Hints of Alien Worlds

Planet or not, Pluto and its newest moons may tell us a lot about how other worlds orbit distant stars. A new computer simulation based on the motions of Pluto's satellites not only zeroes in on the masses of two of the moons but predicts that planets orbiting double stars are more widely spaced from one another than are the worlds of single stars such as the sun...

from ScienceNOW Daily News

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Some Newfound Planets Are Something Else

When the Kepler spacecraft finds a giant planet closely orbiting a star, there's a one in three chance that it's not really a planet at all...

from Science News

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"Time Capsule" Warship Emerging Near D.C.

A warship submerged for two centuries in a river near Washington, D.C., could provide new insight into the relatively obscure War of 1812, say archaeologists who are preparing to excavate the wreck...

from National Geographic News

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