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Stephen Morgan

Digital Journalist based in Cardiff, United Kingdom, United Kingdom. Joined on Jun 23, 2011
Expertise in Health, Science & space, Technology, Ethnic cultures, Politics

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Legendary metal of Atlantis found in Sicilian shipwreck

The legendary metal of Atlantis, orichalcum, has been found in a 2,600-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Sicily. Discovered near the shore in shallow water, it appears that the boat sank in a storm before it could dock at the ancient port of Gela.

Civilization in ancient China may be older than we thought

When we in the West talk of the "ancient" world, we immediately think of Egypt and Ancient Greece. One could now include the early civilizations of Central and South America, such as the Mayans in our "historical horizons."

New antibiotic drug, a game changer in fight against superbugs

Scientists have recently developed a new antibiotic, which could turn out to be an Exocet missile in the war on super bugs impervious to conventional counterattacks.

Huge crab caught walking down road in Hawaii

Cars braked when a giant "coconut crab" sauntered down a main road in Hawaii. According to local resident Holly Cantere, surprised drivers stopped in their tracks upon seeing the over-sized creature.

We could find aliens through their vibrations

Scientists in Europe have succeeded in identifying life through the sensitive vibrations it gives out. Their new instrument is capable of sensing the tiniest motions in living cells and could be used as a new way to detect life on other planets.

Blue Hole of Belize may explain demise of Mayan civilization

The mystery of the demise of the 3,000 year old Mayan civilization has baffled historians and archaeologists for decades. However, new research at the Blue Hole of Belize lends weight to the idea that catastrophic drought brought the empire to its knees.

Anti-aging drug breakthrough

The timeless quest for the fountain of youth has taken an important step forward with the successful testing of a new anti-aging drug.

Dwarf planet is possible new source of life in our solar system

A potential new source of alien life in our own solar system will be explored by a NASA probe in March 2015. Scientists think that the so-called "dwarf planet," Ceres, could have the right conditions for life to exist and may even be habitable for humans.

'Magic' electronic implant leaves arthritis sufferers pain free

A major breakthrough has taken place in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. A revolutionary approach using an electronic implant has brought significant relief to those who suffer the most painful symptoms of the disease.

Standing on one leg for 20 seconds can predict stroke risk

If you are unable to stand on one leg for more than 20 seconds, it can be a sign that you are at heightened risk of stroke, brain damage or reduced cognitive functioning.

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

Archaeologists are saying that an amazing new discovery near the ancient Stonehenge site in the UK may "rewrite British history."

Why aliens would know its Christmas on Earth

When Christmas comes the world lights up, literally. Those decorations you've put on the house won't just brighten up the neighbourhood, but they could be sending a message to aliens that a festive season is underway.

Man uses only his mind to control two prosthetic arms

A man from Colorado, who lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, has succeeded in controlling two prosthetic arms using only his mind.

New super plane to fly from Europe to Australia in 4 hours

A new superplane, which can get you anywhere in the world in four hours, may get its first flight in only five years from now. It is planned to use its rockets for commercial airline flights, as well as space travel.

Rock with 30,000 diamonds found but their origin is still unknown

A mysterious Russian rock has been discovered containing 30,000 tiny diamonds. The rock itself may actually be worth a minimal amount, but its strange form adds to the mystery of how diamonds are actually created.

Man wakes from 2 year catatonic state, phones home

A man in a minimally conscious state (MCS) suddenly reawakened and started chatting with hospital staff and relatives after a routine medication was administered.

Unknown signal from space may be dark matter

Scientists are receiving an X-ray signal from space which doesn't correspond to any known forms of matter. They are hoping the source will turn out to be the yet-unidentified, dark matter in the universe, which nobody has been able to identify or detect.

First 'spark of life' recreated by scientists

Using a superpower laser, scientists have for the first time recreated the process which probably kick started life on Earth.

Miraculous help with depression from hallucinogenic drug

Potentially the "most exciting new treatment for depression in years" is how the New York times is reporting the results of a new, medical study to assess the effects of the popular, hallucinogen drug, ketamine, on mood disorders.

Scientists search for strange stars made of unknown matter

Scientists are trying to detect ripples in space-time in the hope of finding so-called "strange stars." They believe that these cosmic bodies are not made of any ordinary matter, so far known to exist in the universe..
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