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As The Smithsonian says of Polo, “For a guy who claimed to spend 17 years in China as a confidant of Kublai Khan, Marco Polo left a surprisingly skimpy paper trail. No Asian sources mention the footloose Italian. The only record of his 13th-century odyssey through ...
In the video, shown below, you can see what appears to be a semi-transparent object walk across the parking lot of the Espanola, New Mexico police department's sally port and straight through a ...
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes can exist at the same time.
The idea may sound far-fetched but the "many worlds" concept is the subject of serious debate among physicists.
It is a particular interpretation of quantum mechanics - which describes the often counter-intuitive behaviour of energy and matter at small scales.
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The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite has arrived successfully in orbit above the planet.
Hurtling through space for the past 10 months, the Maven craft slammed on the brakes by firing its thrusters.
The 33-minute burn removed sufficient speed to allow the satellite to be captured by Mars' gravity.
Maven has been sent to study the Red Planet's high atmosphere, to try to understand the processes that have robbed ...
The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports.
Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East.
But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent.
The findings are based on analysis of genomes from nine ancient Europeans.
Agriculture originated in the Near East - in ...
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A major study suggests that killing among chimpanzees results from normal competition, not human interference.
Apart from humans, chimpanzees are the only primates known to gang up on their neighbours with lethal results - but primatologists have long disagreed about the underlying reasons.
One proposal was that human activity, including destroying habitats and providing food, increased aggression.
But the new findings, published in Nature, suggest this is not the case. ...
Image Credit: ESA / Rosetta / MPS for Osiris Team
Scientists and engineers have spent weeks studying the 4km-wide "ice mountain" known as 67P, looking for a location they can place a small robot.
They have chosen what they hope is a relatively smooth region on the smaller of the comet's two lobes.
But the team is under no illusions as to how difficult the task will be.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, currently sweeping through space ...
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