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ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

By on August 31, 2012 in History Category
ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM

An ancient artifact, found among classic millennia-old Greek marble statues from 2,000 years ago, was built to calculate the positions of astronomical objects. Its discovery brought up more questions than it answered.

The Antikythera Mechanism should not have been able to be built for another 14 centuries.

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AFRICA’S SUPER REEFS

In 1998, a bleaching event wiped out over 10 percent of the world’s coral reefs.

Super reefs off Kenya’s coast have shown resistance to bleaching and may hold answers for reversing reef decline globally.

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AFRICA’S LITERARY LIONS

By on August 2, 2012 in Africa Category, History Category
AFRICA’S LITERARY LIONS

From Sir H. Rider Haggard to Chinua Achebe, Africa-inspired literary lions have weaved a story as large as the continent.

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FLOATING NIGHTMARE

By on August 2, 2012 in Environmental Category

The world’s biggest “landfill” isn’t even on land; it’s floating on a broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers an area roughly the size of Africa and continues to grow.

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FERTILE ATTRACTION

By on August 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sex appeal is paramount in the lives of humans. Whether we realize it or not, we are all slaves to the biochemical odors, facial shapes and voice pitches of others.

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