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Mammoth bones found at Oregon State football field

Jan 29, 2016

Mammoth bones found at Oregon State football field

Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field. The Oregonian reports that crews working on an expansion around Reser Stadium in Corvallis found a femur from one of the ancient elephants ...

Study finds ancient Babylonians employed complex geometry

Jan 29, 2016

Study finds ancient Babylonians employed complex geometry

Ancient Babylonian astronomers were way ahead of their time, using sophisticated geometric techniques that until now had been considered an achievement of medieval European scholars. That is the finding of a study published Thursday that analyzed four clay tablets dating from 350 to 50 ...

Jan 29, 2016

Breast-feeding said best for several reasons: study

Breast-feeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said Friday. It would also prevent more than 800,000 child deaths, and about 20,000 breast cancer deaths every year. ...

Zika sexual transmission possible, two cases indicate

Jan 29, 2016

Zika sexual transmission possible, two cases indicate

As global health experts scramble to understand how the Zika virus spreads and may lead to birth defects, two cases suggest it may be transmitted through sex, not just mosquitoes. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...