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Maine’s first International Crypto Con. Dogmen? Check. Bigfoot? You bet.

PORTLAND — It starts bright and early with lake monsters and wraps up more than 12 hours later with the first New England screening of “The Mothman of Pleasant Point.” Up to 175 people are expected next weekend at the second annual International Cryptozoology Conference. The first, last year, was held in St. Augustine, Florida, a location picked to celebrate the 1896 washing ashore of a still-debated giant octopus or 5-ton blob of blubber. This year, it’s steps from Portland’s International Cryptozoology Museum. Museum Director Loren Coleman said attendees have registered from as far away as California and British Columbia. …

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Space Photos of the Week: So Long, Cassini. Thanks for All the Pics

This week, all eyes are on Saturn and, more specifically, the Cassini spacecraft which circled the planet one last time before crashing into its murky surface on Friday. It left behind thousands of images, including some final shots like the photo of Saturn’s clouds near the terminator, which is the boundary between night and day. It also took the awkwardly named “goodbye-kiss” image of Titan. The moon’s gravity gave Cassini one final push around Saturn before its dramatic end. Much less tragic is the Juno spacecraft now on its eighth flyby of Jupiter. It offered a striking vision of the …

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The Mysterious Story Behind Tomb Of Senemut • Latest UFO sightings

The star map was discovered more than eighty years ago. It represents the major part of the tomb’s decoration. On its inner part, there’s a sketch of the tomb owner which was later identified as Senenmut or Senemut. The latter was the steward of Amun, and he was also one of the most influential courtiers during the reign of the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Senenmut supervised the transport, quarrying, and erection of twin obelisks. The unique characteristic of the ceiling is its false orientation of the South panel. The panel’s center is occupied by the Orion-Sirius group, in which instead of …

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Reddit Has Found a Way to Reduce Hate Speech That Actually Works

Reddit had a problem. Perhaps more accurately, the Internet has long had a problem, but in 2015 Reddit attempted to do something about their corner of it. Now two years after the popular online community board made a controversial decision to close down some of some of its more hateful spaces, a study has shown it successfully reduced the amount of hate speech being communicated on the entire site.   Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, and University of Michigan analysed over 100 million posts and comments on the website in the wake of Reddit’s mid-2015 removal of …

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Computers may replace doctors within 10 years

Computers will play a much more important role in health care. Image Credit: Nathanael T. Miller UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has outlined how health care is likely to change over the next decade. Not only will visits to a GP become less commonplace, he argues, but medical care is set to become so sophisticated that most conditions will eventually be diagnosed even before symptoms arise. Much of this will be down to intelligent computers being capable of managing each patient’s medical records and analyzing everything from test samples to verbal consultations to help make a diagnosis. “The first thing …

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Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live: Celebrities join Rylan Clark-Neal for new show

Love Island’s Chris Hughes, Geordie Shore‘s Charlotte Crosby and more celebrities take part in Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live tonight. Hosted by Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’s Rylan Clark-Neal, Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live airs on Channel 5’s digital channel 5STAR this evening (September 13) from 9PM. Alongside Chris and Charlotte will be Ex On The Beach’s Charlotte Dawson, Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear and Real Housewives of Cheshire’s Ampika Pickston. In a 90 minute one-off special, they’ll film a spooky ghost hunting trip with Rylan at the ‘haunted’ Harwich Fort in Essex. Rumour as it that the fort is …

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How Hartwig Fischer plans to transform the British Museum | Apollo Magazine

With more than six million visitors every year, and a matchless international reputation for an institution of its size, the British Museum has every right to consider itself a phenomenal success. From its international training programmes for curators and museum-workers, for example, to its vital support for rescue archaeology in war-torn regions, and with a strong media presence and generous loans around the world, the British Museum cannot be faulted for the extent of its outreach. For the recently appointed director, Hartwig Fischer, there may be the temptation simply to keep the engine ticking over and steer a steady course, …

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Camo might have helped this armored dinosaur avoid becoming lunch

(for more about Power Words, click here) biology     The study of living things. The scientists who study them are known as biologists. camouflage     Hiding people or objects from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings. Animals can also use camouflage patterns on their skin, hide or fur to hide from predators. carnivore     An animal that either exclusively or primarily eats other animals. coauthor     One of a group (two or more people) who together had prepared a written work, such as a book, report or research paper. Not all coauthors may have contributed equally. colleague     Someone who works with another; a …

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