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The Neanderthals’ large eyes may have caused their extinction.

  Why did the Homo sapiens survive and the Neanderthals didn’t? Scientists now believe the Neanderthals’ large eyes may be to blame. Indeed, analysis of Neanderthal skulls shows that they had much larger eye sockets than the Homo Sapiens. This, in turn, meas they used most of their brain for seeing, instead of thinking, making …

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Bubble wrap can be used for simple lab tests.

  Researchers at Harvard have found another use for bubble wrap – running simple diagnostic tests at the lab. According to them, not only is bubble wrap cheap and readily available, but it is transparent and the inside of the bubbles is sterile, making it perfect for running blood tests and performing food culture.   …

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Only in San Benito, California can benitoite be found in gemstone quality.

  Benitoite is a rare mineral which has also been called the blue diamond. While it can be found in various sites, only in San Benito, California can it be found in gemstone quality and in large amounts. Sometimes, the gem appears in a 6-pointed form like the star of David.   Previous articleWho Did …

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