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Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
PHYS.ORG Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He... 9 hours
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SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that genes for coronary heart disease (CAD) also influence reproduction, so in order to reproduce successfully, the genes for heart disease will also... 2 days
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SCIENCE DAILY While most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, new research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping... 2 days
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Scientists recreate Californian Indian water bottles to study ancient exposure to chemicals
SCIENCE DAILY Water bottles replicated in the traditional method used by Native Californian Indians reveal that the manufacturing process may have been detrimental to the health... 2 days
Diversity in the face of globalization
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Cyprus uses high-tech tools to speed search for its missing
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Study provides evidence that cortical targets could enhance motor function after spinal cord injury
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Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors
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New inhibitor drug shows promise in relapsed leukemia
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New statistical method finds shared ancestral gene variants involved in autism's cause
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Reconstruction of ancient chromosomes offers insight into mammalian evolution
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Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets
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200-Million-Year-Old Weird 'Worm' Creature Finally Identified
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When Did People Start Using Money?
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New adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regions
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Photos: Ancient Cat Remains Tell the Tale of Kitty Domestication
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People looking for prestige prefer 'big ponds' over small ones
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Chimps' cultural traditions extend beyond family
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When – and why – did people first start using money?
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LIVE SCIENCE A previously overlooked inscription on a pottery shard found in Israel calls for the delivery of more wine, according to a new study, showing that not much has changed in 2,600 years... 5 days
Women who focus negatively, magnify chronic pain, more likely to be taking prescribed opioids
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Digital reconstruction of ancient chromosomes reveals surprises about mammalian evolution
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Archaeologists Unearth Ancient, Forgotten City in Eastern Ethiopia
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