Jim Staab

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Crows Can Build Compound Tools Out of Multiple Parts, And Are You Even Surprised

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[ad_1] Well, we didn’t think it was possible, but we should have had more faith in our feathered corvid friends: crows just got even cooler. Researchers have discovered that crows don’t just use single objects as tools; they can also make them out of multiple parts that are individually useless.   Let that sink in
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Dark Matter Could Be Forming Strange Cold ‘Stars’ Out There in The Universe

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[ad_1] Deep inside the diffuse haze of gas and dust that surround the smallest galaxies, dark matter could be clumping into cold droplets called ‘Bose stars’. Of course, we don’t even know what the mysterious dark matter is, let alone have evidence of invisible ‘stars’. But if current assumptions pan out, a new mathematical model
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Differences Found in Women’s Birth Canals Are Contradicting What Evolutionary Science Told Us

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[ad_1] No two child births are the same, but the female physiology that brings people into the world is more varied and complex than what science textbooks would have you believe, new research suggests.   An analysis of hundreds of women’s skeletons from across the world dating as far back as 2000 BCE shows birth
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In a UK First, Two Babies Have Received Spinal Surgery While Still in The Womb

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[ad_1] For the first time in the UK, babies have received spinal surgery while still in the womb to treat a developmental defect known as spina bifida. Previously, mothers have had to travel abroad for this procedure. With years of research showing the benefits of conducting surgery prior to birth, British medical practitioners are now
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Does The US Really Have The “Cleanest Air in The World”? Uh, Here’s The Science

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[ad_1] On Monday, President Trump tweeted out a map, exclaiming that American air is the best air by far. That’s not exactly true. The map, grabbed from a World Health Organisation report out earlier this year, is an estimate of how much ultra-fine particulate matter (PM) people are breathing in around the world. This kind
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Newly Discovered 15,000-Year-Old Spear Tips Could Have Belonged to The First Americans

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[ad_1] For as long as Buttermilk Creek has wound its way through Texas Hill Country, its spring-fed waters have carved through the region’s dark, dense clays, cutting away layers of earth to expose the rock – and the history – below.   Here, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of a human settlement stretching back as far
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A Priceless Early Human Artefact Has Survived The Museum Fire in Brazil

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[ad_1] One of the most precious archaeology finds in human history has survived the devastating fire that tore through the National Museum of Brazil in early September. The skull of Luzia is believed to be one of the oldest human remains ever recovered in the Americas.   It is also one of the museum’s most prized
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We Now Have Evidence That Supermassive Black Holes Could Be Spectacularly Colliding Across The Universe

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[ad_1] Scientists have previously suspected supermassive black holes can merge together, and have seen signs of these cosmic collisions on a smaller scale. Now new research backs up the hypothesis – and shows evidence that it could be happening all across the Universe.   Astronomers studying detailed radio maps of jet sources – powerful beams
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