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New device can capture, store energy from the sun

New device can capture, store energy from the sun

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Engineers at the University of Houston have developed a new hybrid device capable of capturing and storing the sun's...
Australian radio telescope spots dead stars in Milky Way's center

Australian radio telescope spots dead stars in Milky Way’s center

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- With the help of Murchison Widefield Array, a powerful radio telescope located in Western Australia's Outback, astronomers have found...
North American hunter-gatherers heated bacteria to produce ochre paint used in pictographs

North American hunter-gatherers heated bacteria to produce ochre paint used in pictographs

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- New research suggests early hunter-gatherers in North America purposefully produced ochre, the vivid red paint used in rock art...
Sugars essential to life detected in meteorites, a first

Sugars essential to life detected in meteorites, a first

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists have identified sugars essential to life inside meteorites. The discovery, described this week in the...
To escape water, bees go surfing

To escape water, bees go surfing

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Every once in a while, bees end up stranded in a puddle of water or a picnic lemonade. To...
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Skeptic » Reading Room » From Camelot to Conspiracy Memory, Myth, and the Death...

Why did JFK’s untimely death produce so many clashing interpretations of one of the most meticulously documented periods of history? This article...
Good news for turbines: Global wind speeds rapidly increased in last decade

Good news for turbines: Global wind speeds rapidly increased in last decade

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Wind speeds are up across the globe, new research suggests. New analysis of wind speed data showed wind speeds...
NASA adds 5 more companies to bid for work on moon mission

NASA adds 5 more companies to bid for work on moon mission

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- NASA has announced the addition of five new companies eligible to bid for the contracts for the space agency's...
Why Fat-Shaming Only Perpetuates Obesity, According to Science

Why Fat-Shaming Only Perpetuates Obesity, According to Science

Comedian Bill Maher ruffled a lot of...
Steven Pinker in The Violence Paradox

Skeptic » eSkeptic » November 19, 2019

The Enemy Within by Michael Shermer On October 6, 1966 (Stardate: 1672.1), NBC aired Episode 5 of Star Trek, titled “The Enemy Within.” Captain James...

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