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New study might have solved mysterious disappearances of ships in Bermuda Triangle area

New study might have solved mysterious disappearances of ships in Bermuda Triang

Peculiar hexagonal clouds captured by a satellite over the ocean area known as the Bermuda Triangle might be responsible for what apparently caused the mysterious disappearances of planes and ships in the past.

The notorious Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined area bound by Bermuda on the north, by Puerto Rico on the south and by the tip of Florida on the west.

Researchers find brain changes in young athlete after single football season

Researchers find brain changes in young athlete after single football season

Even a single season of football may affect certain aspects of the brain of a young athlete, a study conducted by researchers from multiple institutions suggested.

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Digital devices aren’t inherently harmful to kids: new study suggests

Digital devices aren’t inherently harmful to kids: new study suggests

Digital devices like tablets are not inherently harmful to children but parents should limit their access to the technology, a new study conducted by a team of pediatricians suggested.

Nuclear physics conference invites professor to share nonsensical ‘autocomplete’ study

Nuclear physics conference invites professor to share nonsensical ‘autocomplete’

A technology professor from New Zealand will share a nonsensical research paper at an American conference next month.

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Chinese fish fossil sheds light on evolution of modern jaw

Chinese fish fossil sheds light on evolution of modern jaw

The discovery of a fossilized primordial fish, dubbed Qilinyu rostrata, in China has fundamentally changed the understanding of the evolution of modern vertebrates’ indispensable anatomical feature -- the jaw.

After a deep analysis of the fossil, a team of Chinese and Swedish researchers concluded that humans, like many other modern land vertebrates, got their jaws from the extinct prehistoric fish.

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Various efforts fail to improve quality of outpatient care: study

Various efforts fail to improve quality of outpatient care: study

Various local, regional and national efforts to improve quality of outpatient care across the United States have failed to show desired results, a fresh analysis of available stats indicated.

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Comet impact leads to dispersal of mammals 56M years ago: researchers say

Comet impact leads to dispersal of mammals 56M years ago: researchers say

A massive cosmic crash possibly heated up Earth nearly 56 million years ago and triggered expansion and dispersal of mammal groups, a study published in the journal Science suggested.

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Cosmic crash warmed up Earth 56M years ago: study

Cosmic crash warmed up Earth 56M years ago: study

A comet or space rock crashed into Earth nearly 56 million years ago, triggering a massive global warming, a new study suggested.

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Ancient Greeks helped design China’s Terracotta Army: new research

Ancient Greeks helped design China’s Terracotta Army: new research

A new research has suggested that China's famous Terracotta Army, which has been guarding the tomb of China's First Emperor Qin Shi Huang for more than two thousand years, was likely designed and carved with the help of ancient Greek sculptors.

A team of historians and archeologists excavated the tomb and concluded that the terracotta statues were significantly influenced by Greek sculpture. The conclusion also indicated that East and West had relations much earlier than previously thought.

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Researchers get clues how birdsong evolved

Researchers get clues how birdsong evolved

A team of researchers have claimed that an examination of a fossilized vocal organ of the oldest-known bird that became extinct millions of years ago have provided clues suggesting how birdsong evolved.

The bird, dubbed Vegavis iaai, lived more than 66 million years ago in what is now known as Antarctica. It belonged to group, including geese, ducks and swans. The vocal organ in question is called the syrinx.

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