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Tasmanian Devils are learning to live with the cancer that was pushing them to extinction

Posted April 5, 2019 by Anonymous

Tasmanian Devils might be beating the cancer that has threatened their survival

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The race to the moon – what the Russians were doing behind the Iron Curtain

Posted April 5, 2019 by Anonymous

Countdown to Apollo – what the Russians were up to

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Doug Ford’s OHIP Changes: A Bummer, or Not?

Posted April 4, 2019 by bigcitylib

I’m especially wondering about his plan to cut back on pain relief for colonoscopies.  I’ve gone through the procedure twice.  First time around they hit me with a General and I still didn’t pass out.  I watched on a B&W TV screen as…

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And You Thought Joe Biden Was Bad?

Posted April 2, 2019 by Balbulican
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What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano exploded?

Posted March 29, 2019 by Anonymous

Possible global cooling would result for years if Yellowstone erupted.

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Google glasses could help kids with autism read emotional cues in people’s faces

Posted March 29, 2019 by Anonymous

Google glasses can help kids with autism read faces

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Meet the odd little moons that interact with Saturn’s spectacular rings

Posted March 29, 2019 by Anonymous

Cassini’s close encounter helps show off Saturn’s tiny ring moons

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A woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease could hold the key to early diagnosis

Posted March 29, 2019 by Anonymous

How a woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease is helping to develop a diagnostic test

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Big, old and banged-up – Canada is home to the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex

Posted March 29, 2019 by Anonymous

Scotty – the world’s largest T-rex – discovered in Saskatchewan

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How to remember to forget – the new science of erasing memories

Posted March 29, 2019 by Anonymous

Remembering to forget – the new science of erasing memories

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Mysterious green icebergs from Antarctica might be fertilizing the southern ocean

Posted March 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Green icebergs might be feeding the southern ocean

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Our farming ancestors are the reason we can say ‘f’ words today

Posted March 22, 2019 by Anonymous

How our switch to soft foods has affected our speech

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How long does it take to dream a dream?

Posted March 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Dreams only happen at some points during sleep

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“Weird wonders” in China – new half-billion year-old fossils from the dawn of animal life

Posted March 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Unearthing a treasure trove of Cambrian era fossils in China

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A Japanese spacecraft visits an asteroid – and will bring back a souvenir

Posted March 22, 2019 by Anonymous

A visit to an asteroid may reveal the secrets to life on Earth

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‘Skeleton Keys’ – a new book explores the secret life of bones

Posted March 15, 2019 by Anonymous

The story of bones from a man obsessed with them

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When a butterfly’s disguise fails, its backup plan is poison

Posted March 15, 2019 by Anonymous

A tasty butterfly has an unpalatable backup plan

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Super-powerful solar storms hit Earth in the past – and could recur in the future

Posted March 15, 2019 by Anonymous

Our planet’s been hit with humongous solar storms in the past

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Actors’ brains have different activity patterns when they’re in character

Posted March 15, 2019 by Anonymous

To get the role, your brain activity needs to play the part too

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Inactive ingredients in your meds might not be so inactive after all

Posted March 15, 2019 by Anonymous

Inactive ingredients in medications could be a health concern

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Do wind turbine farms have an effect on climate?

Posted March 15, 2019 by Anonymous

Turbines absorb energy from the wind, so is there an effect “downstream” and with regard to climate?

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Military sonar puts blue whales off their feed

Posted March 8, 2019 by Anonymous

Sonar disturbs the feeding habits of blue whales

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Man and man’s best friend have both been experiencing declines in sperm quality

Posted March 8, 2019 by Anonymous

Man’s best friend comes to the rescue to inform declines in dog and man sperm

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Clam gardens have been cultivated by indigenous people for millenia

Posted March 8, 2019 by Anonymous

Clam garden aquaculture on the west coast is 3500 years old

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Your brain may need sleep to repair your brain’s DNA ‘potholes’

Posted March 8, 2019 by Anonymous

Just what are your chromosomes doing while you’re sleeping?

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Exploring the powerful emotion of awe – how it can be awe-some and aw-ful

Posted March 8, 2019 by Anonymous

Harnessing the powerful emotion of awe for good or evil

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Meal Prep Week-Long Power Bowls

Posted March 7, 2019 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

You’ve probably seen the meal prep trend online where dozens and dozens of meals are prepped in containers for the entire week? Holy moly. I can say that will probably never be me. I once tried an over-ambitious meal prep and not only did I end up with way too much food, but it took […]

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Potty talk: the secrets Kim Jong Un could be hiding in his private portable toilet

Posted March 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Why Kim Jong Un travels with his own portable toilet

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The Goodness Paradox – Why humans are so good and so bad

Posted March 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Humans evolved to be virtuous and violent, says the author of ‘The Goodness Paradox’

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Do cows produce more methane than rotting grass?

Posted March 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Bacteria produce the methane in both examples

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How selecting for genes to keep the hive clean could help honeybee survival

Posted March 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Encouraging bee hygiene could be the secret to fighting colony collapse

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Countdown to the Moon landing – How Apollo 9 tested the lunar lander in Earth orbit

Posted March 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Countdown to Apollo 11: Testing the lunar lander in Earth orbit

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Creating coal from CO2 – undoing fossil fuel burning to save the climate

Posted March 1, 2019 by Anonymous

Converting carbon dioxide back into coal

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What would it be like to stand on the surface of the sun?

Posted February 22, 2019 by Anonymous

This week’s Quirks question: The answer is you wouldn’t stand, you’d sink!

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Hacking photosynthesis to re-engineer crop plants and feed the world

Posted February 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Scientists are redesigning fundamental parts of the way plants grow to start a new green revolution

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Scientists can read the ‘rust’ on a person’s DNA to predict when they’ll die

Posted February 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Stressors like smoking and obesity leave marks on DNA that can reveal your biological rather than your calendar age

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Zebra stripes confuse tiny predators, not the big ones

Posted February 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Tests reveal the zebra stripes confuse disease-carrying biting flies so they can’t land easily on the zebras coat

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Art gets a bad case of acne and it has conservators concerned

Posted February 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Acne-like protrusions are a result of chemical reactions in the paint and new technology will help us understand them better.

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Tiny tyrannosaur fossil helps scientists understand how T-rex grew so large

Posted February 22, 2019 by Anonymous

Much older than T-rex this diminutive dinosaur gives new insights into tyrannosaurid evolution

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