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Scans Reveal Hidden Mysteries

A team of archaeologists from the University of Southampton have used the latest in digital imaging technology to record and analyze carvings on an Easter Island statue. And those body scanners the TSA uses at the airport are having a major impact...
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The REAL Secret of Easter Island

It's not those mysterious statues, it's something in the dirt that surrounds them. When researchers added rapamycin to the diet of healthy mice throughout their life span, their learning and memory was enhanced when they were young and actually IMPROVED when they ere old. Rapamycin is a bacterial product first isolated from soil on...
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Breaking the Coded Writings of an Ancient Secret Society

Scientists are fond of trying to break codes--and sometimes they succeed. One manuscript they've been working on seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols...
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The Mystery of Easter Island

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is one of the world's most isolated places, 1,500 miles from the nearest populated island in the Pacific. It contains almost no vegetation. When the Westerners visited the island, they were amazed at the gigantic statues that had been erected--almost a thousand of them--lined up, gazing out at the sea. Some...
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