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Scientists Find Googly Eyes Effective at Reducing Bird/Plane Collisions

October 30, 2018

Photograph by Anthony Boigné A new research paper published in the scientific journal PLoS One has found google eyes to be effective at reducing bird-on-plane collisions at airports. A team of scientists from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Rennes, with some help from the Airbus corporation, applied their knowledge […]

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Personality tests are all the rage but what do they really tell you?

October 18, 2018

A new test claims to be most scientific yet and that out of four types, most of us are Average. The thing is, we dont really do them to find out the truth I was once forced to take a personality test by a boss who had read that they were a valuable source of […]

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Yes, You Can Boil Water at Room Temperature. Here’s How

October 6, 2018

Sometimes it's right on the box of rice mix—the high altitude version of cooking instructions. Usually this means that your rice will have to cook a little bit longer if you are in Denver or at the top of Mount Everest. Of course that's just a joke. No one cooks rice at the top of […]

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Mission Unstoppable: Inside the All-Female Trek to the North Pole

September 11, 2018

Euro-Arabian Expedition Besides science, Aston’s hope was that a shared objective—reaching the North Pole—would bring European and Arabian women together, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other’s cultures. In an interview before the expedition, Swedish team member Ida Olsson told the BBC that over the team’s two training trips she’d gained a new […]

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A Clever and Simple Robot Hand

September 9, 2018

If you want to survive the robot apocalypse—the nerd joke goes—just close the door. For all that they’re great at (precision, speed, consistency), robots still suck at manipulating door handles, among other basic tasks. Part of the problem is that they have to navigate a world built for humans, designed for hands like ours. And […]

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Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C

August 30, 2018

It is the temperature at which human cells start to cook, animals suffer and air conditioners overload power grids. Once an urban anomaly, 50C is fast becoming reality Imagine a city at 50C (122F). The pavements are empty, the parks quiet, entire neighbourhoods appear uninhabited. Nobody with a choice ventures outside during daylight hours. Only […]

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Scientists Are Developing a Unique Identifier for Your Brain

August 26, 2018

Michaela Cordova, a research associate and lab manager at Oregon Health and Science University, begins by “de-metaling”: removing rings, watches, gadgets and other sources of metal, double-checking her pockets for overlooked objects that could, in her words, “fly in.” Then she enters the scanning room, raises and lowers the bed, and waves a head coil […]

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Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes)

August 18, 2018

In a lab at the University of Florida, researchers are giving male jumping spiders a makeover. After knocking them unconscious for a few minutes with carbon dioxide, the scientists paint the bright-red faces of Habronattus pyrrithrix black with liquid eyeliner, or stick false eyelashes to the heads of Maevia inclemens with Elmer’s glue. Welcome to […]

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Meet the Woman Who Rocked Particle PhysicsThree Times

July 26, 2018

In 1963, Maria Goeppert Mayer won the Nobel Prize in physics for describing the layered, shell-like structures of atomic nuclei. No woman has won since. "Our most important task is to understand the properties of the Higgs boson, which is a completely new kind of particle." Wu graduated from a government school in Hong Kong […]

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Science FTW: A Team Of Weeping, Blood-Soaked Researchers Has Announced That The Music Of Phil Collins Makes Pandas Kill Each Other

July 25, 2018

Here’s some exciting news from the animal kingdom that’s really changing our understanding of the natural world. After an eventful morning at Zoo Atlanta’s giant-panda enclosure, a team of weeping, blood-soaked researchers has announced that the music of Phil Collins makes pandas kill each other! The groundbreaking discovery was made earlier today when a team […]

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