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Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most exhaustive database yet of the proteins that form the building blocks of life, in a breakthrough observers said would “fundamentally change biological research”. Every cell in every living organism is triggered to perform its function by proteins that deliver constant instructions to maintain health and ward off infection. Unlike
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Thousands of medieval Islamic tombs in eastern Sudan were arranged in hard-to-detect patterns, with sacred “parent” tombs hosting subclusters of emanating burials, according to archaeologists who studied the funerary monuments with a method designed for cosmology.  The team used satellite imagery to identify the locations of more than 10,000 monuments in the Kassala region of eastern
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Seven Viking tombs holding well-preserved skeletons, including possible twin infants, have been discovered in the Swedish town of Sigtuna.  The archaeologists discovered the 1,000-year-old remains of eight people – four adults and four children – inside the tombs; they were likely Vikings who had converted to Christianity. “The Christian character of the now-excavated graves is obvious because