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Thick-skulled dino discovery leads researchers to believe that pre-historic Earth was more diverse

The discovery of a new thick-skulled dinosaur the size of a large dog may challenge our image of a pre-historic Earth dominated by supersized lizards, a study said Tuesday. The planet may, in fact, have been inhabited by many more types of small dinosaur than widely thought, a group of…

Nearly a third of honey bee colonies died in U.S. last winter

Nearly a third of the honey bee colonies in the United States died this past winter, sharply higher proportion than a year ago, according to an official report released Tuesday. The US population of managed honey bee colonies fell by 31.1 percent in the October 2012-April 2013 period, said the…

Researchers find a way to deliver anti-HIV drugs directly to the brain

A team of researchers at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine has found a way to deliver anti-AIDS medicine directly to the brain using nanoparticles. According to the Miami Herald, two scientists, a physicist and a professor of  immunology and engineering have found “a new pathway” for medicines…

UK hospitals report dramatic rise in self-poisonings

Self-poisonings resulting in hospital admissions rose more than 50 precent over the last decade in the U.K., according to new figures from Britain’s National Health Service. The British Red Cross targeted young people in a new campaign warning of the dangers of self-poisoning and offering first aid information for cases…

‘Nobel-worthy’ medical breakthrough: Antibiotics could cure 40% of back pain patients

Scientists hail medical breakthrough by which half a million UK patients could avoid major surgery and take antibiotics instead Up to 40% of patients with chronic back pain could be cured with a course of antibiotics rather than surgery, in a medical breakthrough that one spinal surgeon says is worthy…

Scientists may have found Brazilian ‘Atlantis’

Brazilian geologists announced the discovery, 1,500 kilometers (900 miles) from Rio, of what could be part of the continent that was submerged when the Atlantic Ocean was formed as Africa and South America drifted apart 100 million years ago. Roberto Ventura Santos, a top official at Brazil’s Geology Service (CPRM),…

Climate shift killed Australia’s giant beasts: study

Gigantic animals which once roamed Australia were mostly extinct by the time humans arrived, according to a new study Tuesday which suggests climate change played the key role in their demise. For decades, debate has centred on what wiped out megafauna such as the rhinoceros-sized, wombat-like Diprotodon, the largest known…

Nearly one in five youths at risk of suicide have a gun in their home: study

Nearly one in five people under 21 who are at risk for suicide have guns in their homes, according to research presented Monday at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington. “This study highlights the importance of parents understanding the risks of having guns in their homes,” said co-author…

Ancient Eurasiatic ‘superfamily’ found at root of European and Asian languages

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last ice age, according to research. The claim, by scientists in Britain, points to a common origin for vocabularies as varied as English and Urdu,…

Disclosing donors hurts political attack ads, but keeping them secret hurts worse: study

Supporters of the DISCLOSE Act now have empirical evidence to back up their claims, thanks to a study published April in American Politics Research. “Despite the rise of anonymity in political advertising, there has been little empirical work examining the effects of disclosure of donors on the persuasiveness of campaign…

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