WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People have been enjoying chocolate far longer than previously known, according to research published on Monday detailing the domestication and use of cacao beginning 5,300 years ago at an ancient settlement in the highlands of southeastern Ecuador. FILE PHOTO: An Ecuadorean farmer holds a cacao fruit in Las Naves, some 350 km
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Once again researchers have found evidence of the critical role quality sleep plays on our overall health. And addressing the common causes of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) could have huge implications for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. From sleep apnea which, left untreated, can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes and
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SAN FRANCISCO – ExoTerra Resources LLC, a Littleton, Colorado, startup obtained a $1.5 million investment to further its campaign to develop solar electric propulsion systems for microsatellites. The investment is significant because “it allows us to fund our flight qualification effort and it shows investor confidence in our business plan and in the growth of
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People dressed as zombies attends the Belgrade’s Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Those familiar with Shakespeare’s treatment of the story of Rome’s infamously slain dictator Julius Caesar likely recall the soothsayer who warned “beware the Ides of March.” But long before the Bard wrote this, a zombie of a
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Mitchell is now considered the father of the U.S. Air Force, but the Air Force has forgotten the lessons of his experience when it comes to the new combat domain of space This op-ed originally appeared in the Oct. 8, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Since President Trump announced he would form the U.S. Space
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This Halloween, the creepiest event to attend might be a mass online social experiment hosted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT is famous for churning out some of the world’s top engineers, programmers, and scientists. But the university’s Media Laboratory is increasingly known for launching experimental projects in October that are designed
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Artist’s impression. The Dawn spacecraft.Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA Dawn is riding off into the sunset. The NASA spacecraft—nearing the end of an eleven-year mission—is almost out of fuel. “We’re running on fumes,” says Marc Rayman of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Indeed, what’s left of
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