Weekly Science Report 12-2-12

Weekly Science Report 12-2-12

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ishmael.org

#1 Dec 2, 2012
News Articles

Paleontology, Evolution and Prehistoric Studies

Europe's First Farmers Came, Then Went
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/11...

Scrappy Mammal Survived Dinosaur Extinction
http://news.discovery.com/animals/bizarre-scr...

Chronology, mound-building and environment at Huaca Prieta, coastal Peru, from 13,700 to 4,000 years ago
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archi...

Eastern valley shows off traces of Neolithic Age
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eastern-vall...

Giant Eocene bird was 'gentle herbivore', study finds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20413665

Scientist claims to have sequenced ‘Bigfoot’ DNA
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/scientis...

Rhino 'Cooked to Death' 9 Million Years Ago, Fossil Reveals
http://news.yahoo.com/rhino-cooked-death-9-mi...

Ice Age warmth wiped out lemmings, study finds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20468224

Scientists find mechanism behind origin of life on earth
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/scien...

'Trust' provides answer to handaxe enigma
http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/20...

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#2 Dec 2, 2012
History

Nikola Tesla the Eugenicist: Eliminating Undesirables by 2100
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2...

Elite Maya residencies occupied by both living and dead
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archi...

Greenland's viking settlers gorged on seals
http://news.ku.dk/all_news/2012/2012.11/green...

Looking at the Battle of Gettysburg through Robert E. Lee’s Eyes
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeo...

A Scholarly Approach to Innovation
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeo...

They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/ff-th...

Leonardo fossil sketch may depict early nests
http://www.nature.com/news/leonardo-fossil-sk...

Catalan: a language that has survived against the odds
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/22/c...

Lost civilization unearthed
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/11/22...

Skulls, longbows, arrows ... and nitcombs! Science sheds light on life aboard Tudor warship
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media-centre/latest-...

Tribe to buy mountaintop site and end dispute over quarry plan
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-quarr...

Bristol Bay Tribes' Fight to Fend off Pebble Mine Highlighted in National Geographic
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/bri...

FBI releases Stalin's daughter files
http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-fbi-release...

United American Indians of New England Commemorate a National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/art...

Jesus was born years earlier than thought, claims Pope
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-...

Collecting Cherokee Stories: An Interview with Christopher B. Teuton
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/col...

U.S.'planned to blow up Moon' with nuke during Cold War era to show Soviets might
http://news.yahoo.com/u-planned-blow-moon-nuk...

UK spies unable to crack coded message from WWII carrier pigeon
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/23/world/europe/uk...

143 Years Later, Apology for a Wrongful, and Public, Hanging
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/143...

Scotland, Africa fete explorer Livingstone on 200th
http://news.yahoo.com/scotland-africa-fete-ex...

1,000-Year-Old Muslim Joke Book Found
http://news.discovery.com/history/muslim-joke...

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ishmael.org

#3 Dec 2, 2012
Archaeology

Mexican silver made it into English coins
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/34...

Mummified dog discovered in Mexico – video
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/no...

Stone age nomads settled down in Merseyside, flints and timber suggest
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archi...

Ancient tombs discovered in Pakistan's Swat
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-ancient-tombs-pa...

Archaeologists Excavate Massive Ancient Gateway in Jordan
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/septembe...

Scottish dig unearths '10,000-year-old home' at Echline
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinbur...

Theft of sacred rock drawings stuns California tribe, federal officials
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/19/15...

Sotheby’s Accused of Deceit in Sale of Khmer Statue
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/arts/design...

Great Wall survey completed after 21,000km
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archi...

Ancient Iraq revealed: Harvard illuminates 'richest archaeological landscape in the Middle East'
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-ancient-iraq-rev...

Archaeological digs reveal evolution of Paphos theatre
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeological/arc...

Vandals damage Cornville archaeological site
http://www.kpho.com/story/20189294/vandals-da...


Egyptology

Monthu Temple reveals new pharaonic secrets
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/...

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ishmael.org

#4 Dec 2, 2012
General Science

Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-killer-robots-ri...

Drone Sub-Hunter to Patrol Seas
http://news.discovery.com/tech/drone-submarin...

Exoskeleton Helps Student Walk Explained- Video
http://news.discovery.com/videos/tech-exoskel...

Designer transforms childhood toy into land mine clearing device
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/11/mine-kafon-...

Tank-like vehicle clears runways of birds with frikkin' laser beam
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/11/mars-curios...

Rebooting the world's oldest working digital computer
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p010hb7p

310mph 'floating' trains unveiled in Japan
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asi...

Army Wants to Stop Bombs Using Halo-Style Electric Pulses
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/emp-g...

Ground-based laser zaps rockets in tests
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/futureoftec...

Researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-simple-physical-...

Cambridge centre to investigate inevitability of robot uprising
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-11/2...

We May Not Have Flying Cars Yet, But Visioneers Are Inventing a New Future
http://www.forbes.com/sites/singularity/2012/...

New bat-winged drone hoisted atop aircraft carrier for testing
http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-m...

Self-filling water bottle takes cues from desert beetle
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-self-filling-bot...

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#5 Dec 2, 2012
Physics, Earth and Space Sciences

Robotic explorers may usher in lunar 'water rush'
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-robotic-explorer...

Project Orion raises hopes that Britain could have its own man on the moon
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/nov/17...

Earth's orbit tilted by lost star, new theory suggests
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/scien...

Goce gravity mapper surfs atmosphere
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

Nuclear one-two punch could knock out dangerous asteroid
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49887245/ns/techn...

Deep space outpost beyond moon could lead to Mars trip
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49892975/ns/techn...

Quantum teleportation between atomic ensembles demonstrated for first time
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-quantum-teleport...

Ministers to define Europe's goals in space
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

Developing a Color Code for Habitable Exoplanets
http://news.discovery.com/space/-developing-a...

Big News from Mars? Rover Scientists Mum for Now
http://www.npr.org/2012/11/20/165513016/big-n...

Russia and Europe joint Mars bid agreement approved
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

Mission to explore caves on Mars intrigues scientists
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49909343/ns/techn...

Researchers set to put brakes on space junk problem
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-space-junk-probl...

Can life emerge on planets around cooling stars?
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-life-emerge-plan...

Pioneering planet hunter suffers radiation overdose
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22517-p...

Qualcomm scientist gives $3.5M to search for ET
http://fox5sandiego.com/2012/11/14/qualcomm-s...

Earth's "hum" helps probe planet's interior
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57553733/...

339 Gbps: High-energy physicists smash records for network data transfer
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-gbps-high-energy...

Private moon mission rumour is glimpse of lunar future
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22523-p...

New Satellite Will Be Space Mechanic, Gas Station
http://news.yahoo.com/satellite-space-mechani...

Mass-Produced Sats Will Offer Low-Cost Access to Space
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space...

KEPLER'S HUNT FOR PLANETS OUTSIDE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM: THE GREATEST HITS
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-11...

Astronauts bring back new life
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-astronauts-life....

Massive new 'super-Jupiter' exoplanet discovered
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/scienceno...

The safety cavern under Apollo launch pads
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1211/19ru...

U.S. space program turns to Russian engines for boost
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/space/os-...

Huge Mars Colony Eyed by SpaceX Founder Elon Musk
http://news.yahoo.com/huge-mars-colony-eyed-s...

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ishmael.org

#6 Dec 2, 2012
Antarctic microbes thrive under lake ice
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefai...

$12.8 billion budget for European Space Agency
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49920862/ns/techn...

NASA: Longest space mission for U.S. astronaut set for 2015
http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/category/in-s...

Scientists 'undiscover' South Pacific island
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/23/travel/scientis...

NASA Discovers Cracks in Deep-Space Orion Capsule
http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-discovers-cracks-d...

Long-lost moon rocks found in Minnesota
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57554967/...

Time for the U.S. to Partner with China in Space?
http://news.discovery.com/space/opinion-nasa-...

Psst! What Would You Do With a Spy Telescope?
http://news.discovery.com/space/spy-telescope...

LHC atom smasher creates new kind of matter
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49984653/ns/techn...

Alien hairspray just might help us find life on other planets
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49980118/ns/techn...

Underwater robots smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-underwater-robot...

Visions of the cosmos honour Carl Sagan
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharps...

LOS ALAMOS LAB DEMONSTRATES A REACTOR FOR SPACE TRAVEL
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012...

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#7 Dec 2, 2012
Environment, Climate Change and Alternative Energy Sources

Sea changes harming ocean now could someday undermine marine food chain
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/201976...

1951 Crosley Wagon: Retro Green Car
http://news.discovery.com/autos/crosley-wagon...

New imaging techniques track lithium-ion reactions in real-time, potential for more powerful, longer-lasting batteries
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-imaging-techniqu...

Loophole Lets Toxic Oil Water Flow Over Indian Land
http://www.npr.org/2012/11/15/164688735/looph...

IAEA Workshop Warns Ocean Acidification Threatens Seafood Supply
http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/2012/seaf...

U.N.: Greenhouse gases at record high in 2011
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57552303/...

Bosch follows Siemens out the door of Desertec renewable energy project
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-bosch-siemens-do...

MIT African teen guest fashions battery, plans windmill (w/ video)
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-mit-african-teen...

A California Station Tests Out New Biodiesel Made In Part By Algae
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/201...

Solar power to eclipse nuclear in Romania by 2016
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-solar-power-ecli...

Researchers report major advance in using sunlight to produce steam without boiling water
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-major-advance-su...

Pyroelectric nanogenerator charges Li-ion battery with harvested energy
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-pyroelectric-nan...

Solar storm as desert plan to power Europe falters
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

Advanced Biofuels Hope to Change the Climate for Transportation
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/epi...

Greenland Loses 200 Million Tons Ice per Year
http://news.discovery.com/earth/greenland-los...

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#8 Dec 2, 2012
Biological, Genetics and Medical Sciences

New species sit on museum shelves for 21 years
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57551947/...

Revolutionary transplant operation could benefit paralysed patients, say scientists
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/rev...

My Beautiful Genome: exposing our genetic future, one quirk at a time – review
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/nov/24...

Implant lets the blind read Braille with their eyes
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22525-i...

'Odd Little Creature' Skips Sex and Eats DNA
http://news.yahoo.com/odd-little-creature-ski...

Dolphins found shot, slashed, stabbed with tool
http://news.yahoo.com/dolphins-found-shot-sla...

U.S. NAVY TO RETIRE MINE-SWEEPING DOLPHINS AND USE ROBOTS INSTEAD
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012...

As drug industry’s influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/econom...

Stroke victims “talks” again with help of speaking glove
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-ne...

Scientists rush to save manta rays, the 'pandas of the ocean'
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/1...

DNA analyzer fits in suitcase, works in 25 minutes flat
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/11/2014-dna-an...


Other

Experiments That Keep Going and Going and Going
http://www.npr.org/2012/11/23/165030844/exper...

LED glasses promise to kill jet jag and winter blues forever
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/11/led-glasses...

Self-filling water bottle takes cues from desert beetle
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-self-filling-bot...

College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/education/c...

Doomsday Cults Banned From French Village
http://news.sky.com/story/1015889/doomsday-cu...

Since: Jan 10

ishmael.org

#9 Dec 2, 2012
Additional Informational

World Changing Ideas 2012
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...

AN ANNOTATED GUIDE TO MINING THE SEAFLOOR
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012...

A Species with Amnesia?
http://alternatives.org.uk/Site/EventDescript...

UNDER THE POPE'S NOSE: THE ARCHITECT, THE ASTRONOMER AND THE VATICAN
http://www.robertbauval.co.uk/articles/articl...

Earliest Egyptian ruler images rediscovered Photo Gallery
http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/tech/...

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prince velveeta

Fort Plain, NY

#10 Dec 3, 2012
Why Is the Media Ignoring the Mass Sinkholes Popping Up Around the Country? Fracking, or polar shift?

"Have you heard of the massive sinkholes popping up around the nation? Flammable craters spanning acres wide and leaking radiation, monster sinkholes described as ‘apocalyptic’ have forced residents out of homes, expelled radiation into the environment, and are now ushering in concerns about serious Earth changes in the near future. If you’ve heard of these sinkholes, chances are it has been from the alternative media."
http://www.infowars.com/why-is-the-media-igno...

"All of this is even more frightening when you consider that there are 15 nuclear reactors along the New Madrid fault zone."
http://www.infowars.com/monster-sinkholes-an-...
Sparky

Albany, NY

#11 Dec 3, 2012
Could be pesky injection wells altering the terrain.
opus dei

Fort Plain, NY

#12 Dec 3, 2012
Sparky wrote:
Could be pesky injection wells altering the terrain.
Could be. Go look at the fault map. Pretty hairy.
LFGaloot

Little Falls, NY

#13 Dec 3, 2012
Thanks for the science report , Ish. I always find them enlightening.

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