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Scientists hunt down genes behind humankind's big brain

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:21

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have pinpointed three genes that may have played a pivotal role in an important milestone in human evolution: the striking increase in brain size that facilitated cognitive advances that helped define what it means to be human. The three nearly identical genes, as well as a fourth nonfunctional one, are called NOTCH2NL genes, arising from a gene family dating back hundreds of millions of years and heavily involved in embryonic development. The NOTCH2NL genes are particularly active in the reservoir of neural stem cells of the cerebral cortex, the brain's outer layer responsible for the highest mental functions such as cognition, language, memory, reasoning and consciousness.


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Cannon fires unbelievable ammo - could help rescue victims

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:12

Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie with an up close look at a new cannon that could aide in active shooter situations through the use of its unbelievable ammo - water jugs.


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The Populism Debate Ignores the Real Lessons of Italy's Political Crisis

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:48

The situation in Italy reflects a divide between a prosperous EU core and an increasingly powerless periphery


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President Trump Says He's Pardoning Dinesh D'Souza. Who's That, and What Did He Do?

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:46

'Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!'


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'I Was a Limp Noodle.' Andrea Constand Opens Up for the First Time About the Night Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:30

"I was crying out inside, in my throat, in my mind, for this to stop."


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President Trump's Tariffs Draw Threats of Relation from EU, Mexico and Canada

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:20

The Trump administration announced it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada.


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Space Race: China Releases Plans to Build a New Space Station

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:54

Less than two weeks after China launched a communications satellite that will help it land a robot on the far side of the Moon, the country released its plan to have a space station in orbit and inhabited by 2022. Construction is already underway on parts of the new space station, which will follow the country's previous endeavors Tiangong-2, currently in orbit, and Tiangong-1, which fell out of orbit earlier this year. China is hoping the new station, which will consist of three main modules, will become operational in 2022 after launching the first module in 2019.


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Space Race: China Releases Plans to Build a New Space Station

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:54

Less than two weeks after China launched a communications satellite that will help it land a robot on the far side of the Moon, the country released its plan to have a space station in orbit and inhabited by 2022. Construction is already underway on parts of the new space station, which will follow the country's previous endeavors Tiangong-2, currently in orbit, and Tiangong-1, which fell out of orbit earlier this year. China is hoping the new station, which will consist of three main modules, will become operational in 2022 after launching the first module in 2019.


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John Goodman Breaks His Silence on Roseanne Cancelation

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:36

Here's what he said


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The Boss: We Design Beautiful Interiors for the World’s Coolest Hotels

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 06:00

The co-founders of Avenue Interior Design launched their business with $20K


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Serbian archaeologists find sarcophagus with two skeletons and jewellery in ancient city

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 05:45

By Aleksandar Vasovic KOSTOLAC, Serbia (Reuters) - Serbian archaeologists at the site of the ancient Roman city of Viminacium have found an intact sarcophagus with two skeletons bedecked with gold and silver adornments. Ilija Mikic, an anthropologist at the site, said the skeletons were of a tall, middle-aged man and a slim younger woman. In addition to three delicate glass perfume bottles, the woman had golden earrings, a necklace, a silver mirror and several expensive hair pins, while a silver belt buckle and remains of shoes were found lying around the man.


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Did the Trump Administration Lose Immigrant Children?

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 05:21

Reports spread that migrant children were separated from their families and that Donald Trump’s Administration lost nearly 1,500 kids


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Watch as Nearly 1,000 Drones Come Together to Make TIME's New Cover

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:39

TIME worked with Intel's Shooting Star drones for this week's unique cover


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The Milky Way galaxy is probably much bigger than we thought

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:34

New research suggests, our galactic home spans a distance of 200,000 light-years.


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TIME's Drones Issue: Go Behind the Cover

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 04:21

TIME's newest cover was created with nearly 1,000 drones making a light show in the sky.


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Flying Over the Line

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 03:30

Photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve used his drone to capture life along the U.S.-Mexico border, the world's busiest international crossing.


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Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 02:35

HONOLULU (AP) — The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods over fears that the rapidly advancing flows could cut off dwindling escape routes.


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