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22 Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered Near Greek Island

The remains of 22 shipwrecks, which comprised piles of cargo from the doomed vessels, have been discovered around the Greek archipelago of Fourni. Credit: V. Mentogianis

Shipwrecks were the stuff of lore around the craggy coasts of Fourni, a Greek archipelago close to Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea. Generations of local fishermen and sponge divers had seen piles of ancient pottery collecting algae on the seafloor. Last month, a group of marine archaeologists finally investigated …

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Marble Medusa Head Unearthed in Ancient Roman Ruins

A statue of Medusa's head was discovered at Antiochia ad Cragum in Turkey, dating to the first century. Credit: Michael Hoff, Hixson-Lied professor of art history, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In the ruins of a Roman city in southern Turkey, archaeologists have discovered a marble head of Medusa, somehow spared during an early Christian campaign against pagan art. The head was unearthed at Antiochia ad Cragum, a city founded during the first century, around the rule of Emperor Nero, that …

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Register Your Drones, Government Says

Look ma, no guns. Credit: Wildnrg, CC BY-SA

The government will require people to register their recreational drones in a national registry, federal regulators announced today (Oct. 19). The move is an attempt to prevent small, unmanned aircraft from compromising air safety, as the number of complaints about errant flyers has skyrocketed in recent months, the regulators said. …

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Different Drums: Male and Female Hearts Don’t Age the Same

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Men and women will always have their differences, but a new analysis finds that these differences extend to heart anatomy. The “hearty” differences became apparent only after researchers studied nearly 3,000 adults for about 10 years. By the end of the study, published online today (Oct. 20) in the journal …

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For Pregnant Women, Absolutely No Drinking, Docs Say

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There is no amount of alcohol that is safe to drink during any trimester of pregnancy, advises a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. And all forms of alcohol — including beer, wine and liquor — pose a similar risk to the developing fetus, according to the report …

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A bigger brain doesn’t equal a bigger IQ, study finds

A human brain is shown. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

If brain size relative to body size determines IQ, the venerable shrew would be the smartest creature on the planet. But it doesn’t, and it’s not, and scientists from Austria, the Netherlands, and Germany have combed through 88 studies with more than 8,000 participants to confirm in the journal Neuroscience …

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