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Prof Discovers Ancient 'Mary' Gospel

An ancient manuscript once considered a "gospel" was likely used to predict people's future, LiveScience reports. Called the "Gospel of the Lots of Mary," the 1,500-year-old text is written in the Egyptian language of Coptic and includes references to Jesus among its 37 rather vague oracles. Princeton professor Marie...

Scientists Create New 'Super Steel'

A group of South Korean scientists says it's finally come up with the perfect metallurgical cocktail to create a new form of steel that's flexible, lightweight, relatively inexpensive—and as strong as titanium, Popular Mechanics reports. The South Korean study published in Nature, which is being heralded by the researchers...

Boy's Very Rare Condition: Fear of Aging

A 14-year-old boy in Mexico is possibly the first reported child in the world to have been diagnosed with gerascophobia, or an extreme fear of aging. His condition, described in Case Reports in Psychiatry in December and spotted by LiveScience, began two and a half years ago. It involves such...

FAA Trying to Regulate Moon Business

Can American businesses now stake their claim on the moon? That's the indication from an FAA letter to Bigelow Aerospace, in which the agency reveals plans to "leverage the FAA's existing launch licensing authority to encourage private sector investments in space systems by ensuring that commercial activities can be conducted...

More Secrets of 1629 Mutiny, Murder Unearthed

More details from "one of the darkest chapters of Australia's maritime history" are coming to light, nearly 400 years after they occurred. On June 4, 1629, the Dutch East India ship the Batavia was downed by a reef on its maiden voyage. Most of the roughly 340 people aboard managed...

Manatee 'Flash Mob' Closes Down Fla. Springs

When the mercury drops and the tides rise, manatees often infiltrate Three Sisters Springs in Florida's Crystal River Wildlife Refuge to rest up and get warm—and there was such an influx this week that the US Fish and Wildlife Service closed the springs down to swimmers, snorkelers, and kayakers,...

Little Creature Seems to 'Live Forever'

A water-loving animal called the hydra may measure less than a half inch, but still has something on us: It seems to live forever. Treehugger revisits this biological mystery, calling hydra "marvels of the animal world" that share "regenerative powers" with the multi-headed Hydra of Greek mythology. We know about...

3 Friends Stumble Upon Shipwreck in Oregon Dunes

Three friends metal-detecting last fall in the dunes of Seaside, Ore., hit upon a not-very-metallic find: a large wooden vessel buried in the sand. Now Oregon state archaeologist Dennis Griffin says it is indeed a shipwreck, and that two wood samples taken from the boat's 21-foot keel are currently being...

Woman Born Without Womb Has Twins

A London woman born with no womb has undergone a near-miraculous medical process and given birth to healthy twin girls, the Telegraph reports. Hayley Haynes, 28, was devastated at 19 to learn she had no Fallopian tubes, ovaries, or womb, thanks to a condition known as androgen insensitivity syndrome (which...

Office Inserting Chips in Workers' Skin

Some Swedish workers can now enter their building without a key and make purchases at the office cafe sans card—with a chip implanted in their hand, the BBC reports. Epicenter, a new Swedish office block, is offering employees a miniscule RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip to provide various kinds of...

Your City's Sewage Could Hold $2.6M in Gold and Silver

The sewage being treated by your city could be a veritable gold mine. That's because all kinds of metals end up in sewage sludge, which is the leftovers from treated sewage, Science reports. Researchers in Arizona recently found that a city of a million people could generate up to $13...

Confederate Sub May Finally Reveal Secrets

A Confederate sub that sank with its eight-man crew 150 years ago is nearing the end of a painstaking cleaning process expected to shed light on why it never returned to shore, reports AP. About 70% of the HL Hunley 's hull has now been revealed at a lab in...

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

Some archaeological surprises highlight the list of the week's most intriguing discoveries: Ancient Skull May Be Evolution Milestone : A 55,000-year-old skull found in a cave in Israel is the first solid evidence that our species migrated out of Africa to colonize the rest of the world around 60,000...

Baby Chicks Show Smarts With Numbers

Baby chicks seem to process numbers the same way humans do—with small ones starting on the left, according to a new study. The research out of Italy suggests that this "mental number line," considered fundamental to math, might be hard-wired into the brains of living creatures rather than something...

Remains of Man in Lotus Position Discovered

Mummified remains were found in Mongolia on Tuesday, and there's something remarkable about them. "The mummified body sits in a lotus position, as if still meditating," says a report in Mongolia's Morning News cited by the Siberian Times, which reports that the age of the remains was pegged at 200...

Unbelievable Feat: Climbing Up Niagara Falls

Any fool can go over Niagara Falls in a barrel—and some of them have even survived to tell the tale—but two Canadian ice climbers needed a lot of skill to become the first to go up the falls. On Tuesday, Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken managed to pick...

'Dragon' Dino Had Neck Like a Crane

Scientists are seriously excited about a new long-necked dinosaur species found near China's Qijiang City. For one thing, fossils of the beast, which lived 160 million years ago in the Late Jurassic period, show a skull still attached to its neck—a rare find among dinosaurs like this as "the...

Near-Extinct Fox Spotted at Yosemite

"They are extremely cute little animals," a Yosemite National Park spokeswoman says of the park's latest find. They're also extremely rare: The Sierra Nevada red fox hasn't been spotted in Yosemite in a hundred years, reports the LA Times. That's because they're shy little guys who avoid humans, they hang...

Psychopaths' Brains Don't Register Punishment

Psychopaths just don't grasp punishment the way normal people do. So say researchers who used MRI scans to analyze the brains of 12 violent psychopathic criminals, 20 violent criminals who are not psychopaths, and 18 healthy controls who are not criminals. It turns out that the psychopath cohort had a...

Ancient Skull Is the 'Missing Connection' in Human History

An ancient skull found in a cave in Israel is the first solid evidence that our species migrated out of Africa to colonize the rest of the world around 60,000 years ago, researchers say. The 55,000-year-old skull "is the missing connection between African and European populations," the lead...

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