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Historians May Have Been Wrong About This Ancient Roman Vase for Centuries

[ad_1] New research shows that the British Museum’s most famous artifact—the Portland Vase—was manufactured by a different technique than the one traditionally assumed by historians and archaeologists. For centuries, experts in antiquities have said that the Portland Vase, along with other Roman cameo glass artifacts, were manufactured by the ancient Romans using a blown glass […]

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Adorable Cretaceous-Era Dinosaur Sprouted Raccoon-Like Bandit’s Eyes

[ad_1] Artist’s depiction of Sinosauropteryx. (Image: Bristol University) By analyzing the bones of a small, feathered dinosaur known as Sinosauropteryx, paleontologists have mapped its unique color patterning. Incredibly, this creature featured a bandit mask-like stripe across its eyes, similar to some mammals and birds living today. Sinosauropteryx (pronounced “Sine-oh-sore-op-tear-icks”) was first discovered in China in […]

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Powerful Lobby Group Wants to Keep AI Unregulated

[ad_1] Photo: AP The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)—a Washington D.C.-based lobby group that boasts Google, Amazon, and Microsoft among its many clients—is telling governments to think twice about establishing laws to regulate AI. But given mounting safety, ethical, and social justice concerns, is that such a good idea? On Tuesday, ITI released its “AI […]

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Traces of Alzheimer’s Disease Detected in Wild Animal for the First Time

[ad_1] Images: University of Oxford An international team of researchers has uncovered tell-tale signs of Alzheimer’s disease in dolphins, marking the first time that the age-related disorder has been detected in a wild animal. Until very recently, scientists thought that only humans were susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. That changed back in August of this year […]