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It turns out that Eelgrass (Zostera marina), once a land-living plant - and now only found in the marine environment, has lost the genes required to survive out of the water.

As such, the plant is a suitable candidate for studies of adaptation and evolution.
The genome of eelgrass (Zostera marina) has now been unveiled. It turns out that the plant, once land-living but now only found in the marine environment, has lost the genes required to survive out of the water.
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Archaeologists are using Environment Agency laser mapping data to rediscover hundreds of kilometres of ‘lost’ Roman roads.
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We’re saddened by the loss of astronaut Edgar Mitchell. He served as a lunar module pilot on Apollo 14, and was one of twelve American astronauts to walk on the moon. We salute his life and work, pushing the boundaries of exploration: http://go.nasa.gov/1X9hXbP
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RIP.. sorry to hear this but such is the cycle of life. he did more than most. 
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A good disaster story never fails to fascinate — and, given that it actually happened, the story of Pompeii especially so.
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+Matt Uebel thanks for sharing. Great explanation of the disaster. 
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As #ancientRome’s main port, #Ostia welcomed grain, wine, livestock and olive oil from North Africa and Southern Italy to feed one million #Romans. Yet despite an archaeological site spanning more than 150 football fields, Ostia attracts one-ninth as many visitors as #Pompeii, and few signs help tourists find the train from Rome to Ostia. Once there, visitors must find the ruins virtually by intuition. But change may be afoot. http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-ostia-a-search-for-the-secrets-of-romes-port-1454089086?cb=logged0.007076817051061446

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Archaeological projects abound; where’s Santa Monica’s tomb?
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Fort Mac - "Holy fucking shit," yelled Ted Hemden, an employee for Suncor Energy, "Run!" The ancient demon was awakened after an oil well penetrated its lair. It crawled up out of the blackness and...
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Ion propulsion is being designed for a wide variety of missions, but what is it? We explain: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/138684974869/ion-propulsionwhat-is-it
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Discovery of female bones at Stonehenge indicative of ancient
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In what some are hailing as evidence of gender equality in ancient cultures, archaeologists have discovered the cremated remains of 14 women buried alongside their male counterparts at Stonehenge, indicating that they likely were viewed as having equal social status.
In what some are hailing as evidence of gender equality in ancient cultures, archaeologists have discovered the cremated remains of 14 women buried alongside their male counterparts at Stonehenge, indicating that they likely were viewed as having equal social status.
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Sigh Yes, equality is important... Now can we stop putting so much bias into things that have nothing to do with gender?
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The Search For Alien Life Is Getting Bigger, Weirder, And More Contentious

At the SETI Institute, Doug Vakoch is the director of Interstellar Message Composition, which puts him in charge of an initiative that the organization has largely avoided until recently. He's also the president of METI International, which he helped set up last July to "conduct scientific research and educational programs in Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI)."

It was the culmination of years of heated dispute over the wisdom of trying to make contact with extraterrestrials, also called "active SETI," which some in the field think is a waste of time and others consider an existential threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking, for one, has wagered that advanced life-forms might not have the friendliest intentions and "may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria." In February last year, 28 leading astronomers signed a statement warning of METI’s dangers.

Seth Shostak and Vakoch agree that most of those fears are overblown, but it’s Vakoch who appears more concerned that they're stymying worthwhile research. "People have gotten bogged down in details that they really haven’t evaluated," he says, pointing out that it "doesn’t make a lot of sense" for aliens to "travel across interstellar distances and strip-mine our Earth for resources," referring to one of Hawking’s concerns.

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Recent speculation over "alien megastructures" has reignited a heated debate over the best way of getting in touch with extraterrestrials.
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A group of researchers led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found that the key to an inherited deficiency, predisposing people to emphysema and other lung conditions, could lie in their Viking roots.
A group of researchers led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found that the key to an inherited deficiency, predisposing people to emphysema and other lung conditions, could lie in thei...
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     ~History of any kind
     ~Sailing! And more sailing!
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Recently quit smoking, and no lives were lost. "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times. " ~Mark Twain~
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I can use a hammer. I can fix your car. Just don't let me near your car with a hammer.
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Charlemagne's Bones Are Likely Authentic, Scientists Say
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Great pizza, and awesome service!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The BEST quality meats. Used to love going here as a kid with my parents just to get some stick bologna and scrapple for breakfast. Whenever I'm back in the area I make sure to stop and stock up to bring 300 miles back home!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pretty much what you would expect from an all you can eat buffet. Almost good food. But lots of it. Beverages cost extra.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Delicious dishes and you can't beat the atmosphere. You can request your own comfy armchairs inside, or sit outside by the fire in the summer. Generous serving sizes and a full bar with some tasty drinks on the menu. The deserts are some of the best I've had.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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They do one thing(basically) and they do it well. Breakfast. They're open till 1 on weekdays, but this place is for breakfast. Huge portions, small prices. The seating can be tight when they are busy, which is most of the time. Which says something! One of the best places for breakfast in the area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've stopped here many times. Nursery/Garden supply/Produce/"Restaurant"/Farmers market. Always busy. Great people. Took our nephew through the corn maze this fall!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Deep fried goodness. A little pricey but being a local summer tradition it's almost expected. All outside seating at picnic tables. Which is why it's seasonal. You're not a Adams/North Adams local unless you've been here at least once. Each summer.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago