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Science and Literacy in Modern Day Egypt

Science and Literacy in Modern Day Egypt

Thanks to ancient Egypt, the world has benefited from a slew of advancements in the field of science. Ancient Egyptians were leaders in scientific discoveries and innovations, most of which are still being used today, like traditional calendars.

6000-year-old fabric found in Peru indicates dyeing of textiles with Indigo: Research

6000-year-old fabric found in Peru indicates dyeing of textiles with Indigo: Research

Discovery of the oldest indigo-dyed fabric from Peru has pushed back the earliest use of indigo by 1,500 years. Around 6,000 years back, the blue indigo dye was used by pre-Hispanic communities in Peru.

The findings published in Science Advances are based on the assessment of blue pigment a piece of cotton fabric found at an archaeological site in Huaca Prieta, Peru. With the use of highly sensitive equipment known as high-performance liquid chromatography, the researchers were able to know the source of blue pigment.

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3.7-billion-year-old fossils found in Greenland act as oldest physical evidence of life on earth

3.7-billion-year-old fossils found in Greenland act as oldest physical evidence of life on earth

Fossils dating back 3.7 billion years and termed as the oldest physical evidence on earth have been discovered in Greenland. If the findings turn out to be true then they would act as a treasure trove providing vital information on ancient living organisms as well clues about similar sings of possible ancient life forms on planet Mars.

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Mona Island caves shed light on dialogue between Europeans and Native Americans

Mona Island caves shed light on dialogue between Europeans and Native Americans

Archaeologists have discovered evidence as to how the first generations of Europeans in the Americas have mingled with indigenous population. Researchers from the British Museum and the University of Leicester have come to know through inscriptions found in the caves of a remote Caribbean island.

The research paper published in Antiquity is based on the finding of a large collection of early colonial inscriptions and commentaries being written by named individuals within a cave system provide an insight into dialogue between Europeans and Native Americans.

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Research Vessel Neil Armstrong starts decades of long career at Woods Hole Port

Research Vessel Neil Armstrong starts decades of long career at Woods Hole Port

The research vessel Neil Armstrong, especially designed to carry out advanced ocean research in any part of the world, arrived at its port at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Massachusetts on Wednesday. The 238-ft ship was welcomed by many guests invited for the event, which included Armstrong family and a space station commander.

Newton’s handwritten mid-17th-century document unveils his alchemical reading

Newton’s handwritten mid-17th-century document unveils his alchemical reading

The Chemical Heritage Foundation, a non-profit based in Philadelphia, has been able to get control of Isaac Newton’s manuscript through an auction carried out in February 2016. For most of the 20th century, the mid-17th century handwritten manuscript was in private hands.

The document has the formulas that Newton once hoped to use in his alchemic work. Among them include the instructions required to create sophick mercury, a substance needed to make the legendary Philosopher’s stone.

Combination of Obesity and Diabetes in Pregnancy Increases Risk of Autism in Kids by Four Times

Combination of Obesity and Diabetes in Pregnancy Increases Risk of Autism in Kids by Four Times

There is nothing new in saying the fact that pregnant women should eat less of sugar as they are at high risk of diabetes. But, a new study has come up with findings that obesity, diabetes during pregnancy linked to autism. Researchers have revealed that mothers-to-be who are both obese and diabetic have a higher risk of giving birth to a child with autism than healthy women. On analyzing more than 2,700 mother-child pairs, researchers said that both the conditions when combined increase the risk of child being diagnosed with autism by four times.

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Lot of Buzz about Electronic Cigarettes

Lot of Buzz about Electronic Cigarettes

Rightly said there was a reason for which Oxford English Dictionaries named 'vape' as Word of the Year. A number of things are going on with regard to this newest tobacco delivery system.

To cite few, in Kentucky, the Farm Bureau is considering to levy a tax on e-cigarettes; a new research will look into the fact whether they can help people quit the habit and the Urban County Government has included e-cigarettes to its indoor smoking ban.

Vikings could have been Family Men

Vikings could have been Family Men

According to a new study on ancient Viking DNA, there is a possibility that Vikings might have been family men and wives traveled with them to new lands. Scientists found that maternal DNA that was collected from ancient Norsemen closely matched with DNA of modern-day people living in the North Atlantic isles, mainly from the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

According to the findings, to colonize new lands, Viking men and women both traveled on ships. The popular notion of Vikings as glorified hoodlums with imposing seafaring skills was also challenged by the new study.

Aluminum Scrap linked to Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance in 1937

Aluminum Scrap linked to Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance in 1937

It has been a mystery over the years about what happened to Amelia Earhart, who was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean along with her navigator Fred Noonan.

A metal fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost Lockheed Electra aircraft, which was found 23 years back and has now been discovered to be a part of Earhart's plane.

This metal scrap has been identified for the first time ever since the aviation pioneer's plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on June 1, 1937.

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