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Reflective glass goes clear – just add methyl salicylate

Posted by on Dec 16, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Imagine if your car’s windshield glass could turn from being clear to reflective, when the car was parked in the hot sun. Or perhaps...

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MIT scientists borrow from fireflies to make glowing plants

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked...

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Britain’s tallest mountain is in Antarctica

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Researchers have discovered that Britain’s highest mountain isn’t in Britain. A recent cartographic survey by the British...

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Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Between fluffy early birds, the largest land animals to ever walk the Earth and beachball-sized toads that ate baby dinosaurs, the ancient...

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Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Between fluffy early birds, the largest land animals to ever walk the Earth and beachball-sized toads that ate baby dinosaurs, the ancient...

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Iron tools from the Bronze Age found to have otherworldly origins

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

A weapon as legendary as the dagger of King Tutankhamun needs an epic backstory, and last year X-ray analysis showed that the iron in the...

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New tech uses lasers to check if ground beef has got guts

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

That ground beef that you’re buying may not be 100 percent ground beef. Sometimes, unscrupulous meat producers will mix in ground...

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Unwanted tofu whey becomes a sweet alcoholic drink

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

One of the most common methods of tofu production involves curdling boiled soy milk, cooling it, then pressing it into a block. The excess...

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Engineered E. coli recruited as the world’s smallest data recorders

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

The microscopic world inside our bodies can be pretty mysterious, but researchers from Columbia University have developed a technique that...

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Plant spies: DARPA’s plan to create organic surveillance sensors

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

There are plenty of gardeners that talk to their plants in the belief that it helps them grow. While plants aren’t likely to be...

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Lost ‘alien’ asteroid observed by astronomers

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

A LOST asteroid shaped like a cigar has entered our solar system after wandering between the stars for hundreds of millions of years,...

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Lost ‘alien’ asteroid observed by astronomers

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Science, Technology | 0 comments

A LOST asteroid shaped like a cigar has entered our solar system after wandering between the stars for hundreds of millions of years,...

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Dangerous snake sightings close wetlands

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

GREENFIELDS Wetlands near Mawson Lakes has been closed to the public until further notice due to a high number of dangerous snakes. This...

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What happens when you clone a cloned dog?

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

If science fiction stories are to be believed, clones are never perfect copies of the original organism and things can quickly get weird...

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Mystery fireball lights up skies

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

A BLAZING fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists say was “the glow of 100 full...

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Trump backtracks on elephant trophies

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Africa, America, Science, United States Of America, World | 0 comments

DONALD Trump said that he was temporarily reversing his decision to lift the Obama-era ban on importing big game hunting trophies into the...

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Genetic mutation key to fountain of youth

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Science, Technology | 0 comments

A SMALL Indiana Amish community might hold the key to the genetic fountain of youth. This post is from news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news...

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Burnt wood used to purify water

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

In some parts of the world, one of the main ways of obtaining drinking water involves using the heat of the sun to boil salty or tainted...

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Archaeologists uncork some of the earliest evidence of winemaking

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

Archaeologists have unearthed some of the earliest evidence of winemaking in the world, dating back about 8,000 years. Excavations in the...

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‘Salt and vinegar’ flavoured grass found in Australia

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Science | 0 comments

WHILE cataloguing a bunch of native grass species, researchers in Australia made one of the best bloody discoveries ever made. This post...

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