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Giant Fortress's Remains Found in Egypt

Archaeologists have uncovered more remnants from Tharu, the largest known fortified city in ancient Egypt, which sits near the modern-day border town of Rafah.

from National Geographic News

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Digital Forensics: How Experts Uncover Doctored Images

History is riddled with the remnants of photographic tampering. Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Mussolini, Castro and Brezhnev each had photographs manipulated—from creating more heroic-looking poses to erasing enemies or bottles of beer.

from Scientific American

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Newfound Planet Has Just Three Times Earth's Mass

The goal of finding an Earth-like planet around another star has just come closer. Astronomers announced today they have discovered a planet of about three Earth masses orbiting a star smaller than our sun.

from New Scientist

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Of Greenhouse Gases and Greenbacks

WASHINGTON—A major climate-change measure goes before the Senate this week for the first time since Democrats declared it a priority after taking control of Congress, but the long-awaited debate is ranging beyond the effects of global warming. It also is focusing on Washington's most primal issue, money.

from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required)

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Brain Surgery: What Kennedy Experienced

Surgeons at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., report that Sen. Ted Kennedy is doing well after nearly four hours of surgery [yesterday] to remove a cancerous brain tumor.

from ABC News

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Violent Video Games -- the Myths and the Facts

True or false: Violent video games cause children to become more aggressive. Sorry, that was a trick question.

from the Christian Science Monitor

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Study Suggests Drug Can Cut Risk of Cancer's Return

CHICAGO (Associated Press) - A drug to prevent bone loss during breast cancer treatment also substantially cut the risk that the cancer would return, results that left doctors excited about a possible new way to fight the disease.

from the Baltimore Sun

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The Future Is Now? Pretty Soon, at Least

Before we get to Ray Kurzweil's plan for upgrading the "suboptimal software" in your brain, let me pass on some of the cheery news he brought to the World Science Festival last week in New York.

from the New York Times (Registration Required)

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