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MIT software program decodes “lost” languages…

MIT software program decodes “lost” languages…

From Nat Geo: A new computer program has quickly deciphered a written language last used in Biblical times—possibly opening the door to “resurrecting” ancient texts that are no longer understood, scientists announced last week. Created by a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the program automatically translates written Ugaritic, which consists of dots and(…)

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Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements

Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements

This image is a “balloon race”. The higher a bubble, the greater the evidence for its effectiveness. But the supplements are only effective for the conditions listed inside the bubble. You might also see multiple bubbles for certain supps. These is because some supps affect a range of conditions, but the evidence quality varies from(…)

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Monopoly goes circular and does away with cash…

Monopoly goes circular and does away with cash…

From Pocket Lint: Monopoly owners Hasbro will be launching a circular version of the board game to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its creation the company has announced at this year’s Toy Fair. The game, which stays the same when it comes to gameplay, will involve players moving around the board as if it were(…)

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Iranians using banknotes to spread their discontent…

Iranians using banknotes to spread their discontent…

Anti-government activists are not allowed to express themselves in Iranian media, so theses activists have taken their expressions to another high circulation mass-medium, banknotes. The Central Bank of Iran has tried to take these banknotes out of circulation, but there are just too many of them, and gave up. For the activists’ people it’s a(…)

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