Read more about the article Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago
Photo shows artefacts unearthed during the excavations at the Tel Yehud site in Israel, undated photo. A new study by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed the earliest known evidence of the use of the hallucinogenic drug opium, and psychoactive drugs in general, in the world. (Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago

Ceramic vessels discovered in ancient tombs in Israel have revealed the world's earliest evidence of opium use dating back more than 2,300 years. The images show the opium paraphernalia from the Late Bronze Age both while it was being dug up during the excavation and after it had been cleaned.…

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Read more about the article Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study
Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus) on Centaurea nigra. (Pieter Haringsma/Newsflash)

Different Strategies Needed To Protect Different Bee types Finds UK Study

A study using 10 years of citizen science data from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s BeeWalk scheme has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species. Researchers at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Edinburgh, used 10 years…

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Read more about the article Uni Student Died Of Cardiac Arrest At Degree Joy
Egyptian student Mubarak Hussein Sayed Abdel-Jalil poses in an undated photo. He died of a heart attack after learning he had passed his exams at South Valley University in Qena, Egypt. (Newsflash)

Uni Student Died Of Cardiac Arrest At Degree Joy

A university student apparently died of joy after hearing how he had passed his final exams with flying colours. Mubarak Hussein Sayed Abdel-Jalil, 22, had recently sat his finals at the Faculty of Science of South Valley University in Qena, east-central Egypt. His family say he was overjoyed at getting…

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Read more about the article New Stem Cell Research Could Cure Baldness
The back of the head of a male with no hair, in an undated photo. New research into factors that control the life and death of hair follicle cells could help people with baldness, as well as wound healing, according to researchers from the University of California, Riverside in CA, USA. (Helpaeatcontu/Newsflash)

New Stem Cell Research Could Cure Baldness

Scientists may have rooted out a discovery that could put an end to baldness. This is according to a study - published in Biophysical Journal - that has revealed that a single protein, responsible for helping hair follicles create new life, also determines when they die. Stem cells - responsible…

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Read more about the article SpaceX Launches Its 25th Resupply Mission To The International Space Station
Liftoff of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Cargo Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on the 14th of July 2022 in Florida, USA. (NASA's Kennedy Space Center/Newsflash)

SpaceX Launches Its 25th Resupply Mission To The International Space Station

SpaceX has achieved a new milestone and the launch of its 25th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The footage was obtained from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), which is located in Florida, in the United States, along with a short statement saying that it shows a SpaceX Falcon…

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Read more about the article Poor Women Get Heart Attacks Earlier Than Wealthy, Says Study
The main building of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna where researchers have revealed that poor people suffer heart attack earlier than rich people. (OAW/Newsflash)

Poor Women Get Heart Attacks Earlier Than Wealthy, Says Study

Poor women suffer heart attacks almost six years earlier than rich women, a new study has revealed. Scientists behind the research say women on low incomes lack the health choices and lifestyle care available to their richer neighbours. Researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences studied the socio-economic background of…

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Read more about the article Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered
Phalotris shawnella, the non-venomous snake, previously unknown to science, that was discovered in Paraguay. (Jean-Paul Brouard/Newsflash)

Beautiful New Species Of Rare Burrowing Snake Discovered

This strikingly beautiful burrowing snake that was previously unknown to science has been discovered in Paraguay and is making waves because of its colouration as well as its rarity. Described in a new study published in the journal Zoosystematics and Evolution as a non-venomous member of the genus Phalotris, the…

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Read more about the article Worlds Tiniest Japanese Traditional Castle No Larger Than Strand Of Hair
1/250 scale Fukuyama Castle. (Castem Co., Ltd./Newsflash)

Worlds Tiniest Japanese Traditional Castle No Larger Than Strand Of Hair

This incredible model of a Japanese castle is so small it is about the thickness of a human hair, as can be seen in this image. The 0.217-millimeter model of Fukuyama Castle is so tiny, it is all but invisible to the naked eye and it was made by a…

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Read more about the article Sueskinds Perfume Could Come To Life As German Boffins Recreate Smells From The Past
Past scents can be recovered from scent archives by extracting molecules using a variety of different methods according to a research from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History located in the German city of Jena. (Michelle O’Reilly/Newsflash)

Sueskinds Perfume Could Come To Life As German Boffins Recreate Smells From The Past

Fans of the novel 'Perfume' by German author Patrick Sueskind will be able to experience some of the pongs and stenches of the 18th-century world he described, after scientists revealed plans to recreate how the world smelt in the past. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for the Science…

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Read more about the article Experts Scan WWII Enigma Machine And Others Dating Back To 1870 Showing Inner Workings With 3D Models
Deep insights into the Enigma thanks to special X-ray technology. (Fraunhofer IIS/Newsflash)

Experts Scan WWII Enigma Machine And Others Dating Back To 1870 Showing Inner Workings With 3D Models

Experts in Germany have scanned the fascinating inner workings of encryption machines that were first developed in 1870 and that also included the famous Enigma machines used by the Nazis in World War II. The project to scan devices from 1870 up to 1990 sheds light in some cases for…

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