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Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

World
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DNA helps researchers understand interactions between Stone Age cultures

DNA helps researchers understand interactions between Stone Age cultures

Science
June 5 (UPI) -- Scandinavia was once home to a trio of Stone Age cultures: Funnel Beaker culture, Pitted Ware culture and Battle Axe culture. New research suggests the groups engaged in trade and influenced the cultural practices of others, but never mixed. Funnel Beaker culture featured Scandinavia's earliest farmers. Pitted Ware culture practiced mostly hunting and fishing. Battle Axe culture was characterized by a mix of herding and farming. Advertisement During excavations of a Pitted Ware burial site, researches noted several graves appeared influenced by Battle Axe culture. In Pitted Ware graves, the dead are usually found lying on their backs with hunting tools or bones. "In addition to the typical Pitted Ware graves, there were also several atypical graves with apparent influences...
New urine-based kidney stone test delivers results in 30 minutes

New urine-based kidney stone test delivers results in 30 minutes

Health
May 22 (UPI) -- A new urine-based testing system can diagnose people with kidney stones in 30 minutes or less, a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances has found. Faster test results mean those with the painful condition can start treatment -- and hopefully recover -- sooner. Current testing approaches take up to 10 days to produce results. "Since the result will be available immediately, such as during an office visit, it will tell the doctor the cause of the stone and guide dietary and pharmacologic interventions," Pak Kin Wong, principal investigator on the study, told UPI. "The doctor can also use the device to monitor the response of the patient to treatment and indicate the need for other treatment options," said Wong, who is professor of biomedical and mechanical e...
Carved stone turtle unearthed from Angkor reservoir site

Carved stone turtle unearthed from Angkor reservoir site

Technology
Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed a large centuries-old statue of a turtle at the Angkor temple complexBy SOPHENG CHEANG Associated PressMay 8, 2020, 1:02 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed a large centuries-old statue of a turtle at the Angkor temple complex. The 56-by-93 centimeter (22-by-37 inch) carved stone turtle believed to date from the 10th century was discovered Wednesday during digging at what was the site of a small temple that had been built on Srah Srang, one of Angkor’s several reservoirs. Researchers pinpointed where the temple had been and workers drained water off to enable the dig, which began March 16, said Mao Sokny, head of the excavation team of the Apsara Aut...
DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on

DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on

Science
This is the face of a woman who lived 6,000 years ago in Scandinavia.Thanks to the tooth marks she left in ancient "chewing gum", scientists were able to obtain DNA, which they used to decipher her genetic code.This is the first time an entire ancient human genome has been extracted from anything other than human bone, said the researchers. She likely had dark skin, dark brown hair and blue eyes.Dr Hannes Schroeder from the University of Copenhagen said the "chewing gum" - actually tar from a tree - is a very valuable source of ancient DNA, especially for time periods where we have no human remains."It is amazing to have gotten a complete ancient human genome from anything other than bone,'' he said.What do we know about her?The ...