Science Friday: Proof of evolution that you can find on your own body | Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave


Archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

 

The excavation was supported by the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria, by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, and the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), and is a part of the new “Operation Scroll” launched at the IAA by its Director-General, Mr. Israel Hasson, to undertake systematic surveys and to excavate the caves in the Judean Desert.

Excavation of the cave revealed that at one time it contained Dead Sea scrolls. Numerous storage jars and lids from the Second Temple period were found hidden in niches along the walls of the cave and deep inside a long tunnel at its rear. The jars were all broken and their contents removed, and the discovery towards the end of the excavation of a pair of iron pickaxe heads from the 1950s (stored within the tunnel for later use) proves the cave was looted.
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http://www.deepstuff.org/archaeologists-find-12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave/

Science Friday: Two Weeks Ago an Asteroid Almost Hit Earth | Study Finds That Dogs Prefer Reggae & Soft Rock


Study Finds This Music Makes Dogs Happiest

26 Jan – by S F

If a chewing treat or rubber toy isn’t getting the job done when it comes to exciting your pooch, turning on the radio just might do the trick. Just be careful as to which station you put on, as a new study finds dogs can be particular when it comes to the type of music they prefer.

Researchers out of the University of Glasgow in Scotland, along with folks at the Scottish SPCA, found that reggae and soft rock topped the canine charts, though certain dogs do seem to have various tastes.

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http://www.studyfinds.org/study-finds-this-music-makes-dogs-happiest/

Science Friday: In 2022 There Will be a New Star in the Sky | Study Says the Type of Sugar You Consume Can Have Detrimental Health Effects

That’s when a new star will rise in the east and dominate the sky.  This is the result of a collision of two stars that happened 1800 years ago.

Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen by the naked eye, but in 2022, the newly formed Red Nova will burn so brightly in the constellation Cygnus that everyone will be able to to see it…

For around six months the Boom Star will be one of the brightest in the sky before gradually dimming, returning to its normal brightness after around two to three years…

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Some information on how the prediction was made is at The Telegraph.

http://tywkiwdbi.blogspot.com/2017/01/save-date-2022.html


The type, not just the amount, of sugar consumption matters in risk of health problems

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Researchers found that although both sugar-fed groups consumed more calories than the control group, the total calorie intake of the glucose-fed rats was higher than the rats that were given fructose. Another surprising observation was that “despite this difference, only the fructose group exhibited a significant increase in final body weight,” wrote the research team.

In addition to higher weight gain, the fructose group showed more markers of vascular disease and liver damage than the glucose group. These included high triglycerides, increased liver weight, decreased fat burning in the liver (a factor that can contribute to fatty liver) and impaired relaxation of the aorta, which can affect blood pressure.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170119120447.htm