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Dec 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of scientists led by Dr Anthony Ingraffea of Cornell University has revealed clues to the longevity and endurance of such Imperial Roman monuments as the Colosseum and Pantheon. Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Image credit: Jerzy Strzelecki / CC BY 3.0. The Romans developed a standard formula for making mortar about two millennia ago. This mortar binds cobble-sized fragments of tuff and brick, and it was used in the concrete walls of many monuments...

Dec 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Ancient Easter Islanders had a diet of mostly sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) before European contact, according to researchers Dr John Dudgeon from Idaho...

Dec 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Since the late 1970′s, NASA has been monitoring changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet. An analysis of seven years of surface elevation readings from...

Dec 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study published in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research has found that people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed very late...

Dec 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new NASA-led study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the melt rate of glaciers in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, West...

Nov 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of scientists using data from ESA’s Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has created the most accurate...

Nov 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Researchers from Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom using an autonomous underwater vehicle known as the SeaBED have created the first...

Nov 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Crop production may generate up to a quarter of the increase in the seasonal cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide, with corn playing a leading role, according...

Nov 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

The Sun plays a significant role in the generation of lightning strikes on Earth, according to a new study that found that over a 5-year period the United...