Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gem found on Australian sheep ranch is the oldest known piece of Earth …

Gem found on Australian sheep ranch is the oldest known piece of Earth …News from Sydney Morning Herald: Return to video Video settings Please Log in to update your video settings Video will begin in 5 seconds. Return to video … Continue reading

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Scientists Make Artificial Muscles from Fishing Line and Thread

Scientists Make Artificial Muscles from Fishing Line and ThreadNews from Indiatimes.com: WASHINGTON: What do you get when you take fishing line or sewing thread, and coil it up in just the right way?  No, not a tangle of twine to … Continue reading

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Watch: X-rays from a star’s corpse reveal supernova secrets

Watch: X-rays from a star’s corpse reveal supernova secretsNews from Los Angeles Times: Staring into the dramatic corpse of a dead star known as Cassiopeia A, astronomers using NASA’s NuSTAR X-ray telescope have for the first time mapped out radioactive … Continue reading

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Asian elephants show remarkable empathy, say scientists

Asian elephants show remarkable empathy, say scientistsNews from Christian Science Monitor: Asian elephants will console distressed peers through touching and ‘talking,’ say researchers, suggesting that these animals are capable of empathy. Asian elephants reassure other distressed elephants by touching them … Continue reading

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When elephants get sad: a touching tale

When elephants get sad: a touching taleNews from Brisbane Times: An elephant calf receives a comforting touch. Photo: Rick Stevens When life gets stressful, Asian elephants help each other feel better by trumpeting sympathetic noises and using their trunks to … Continue reading

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Crazy Ants Survive Fire Ant Venom

Crazy Ants Survive Fire Ant VenomNews from Guardian Liberty Voice: Added by saki Kahha on February 16, 2014.Saved under crazy ants, Saki Kahala, ScienceTags: crazy The crazy ants in Texas can render themselves immune to the venom of the fierce … Continue reading

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Cat Parasite Infects Arctic Belugas, Experts Blame Climate Change For …

Cat Parasite Infects Arctic Belugas, Experts Blame Climate Change For …News from International Business Times: A parasite that normally infects cats has been found in Arctic beluga whales, and scientists are scratching their heads over how it got there. Experts … Continue reading

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Atlas of Human Genetic History Shows Long Reach of Mongol Empire

Atlas of Human Genetic History Shows Long Reach of Mongol EmpireNews from Businessweek: Scientists have mapped the genetic legacy of events of the past 4,000 years that have shaped populations, such as Genghis Khan’s expansion of the Mongol Empire, creating … Continue reading

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Laser bombardment yields energy milestone

Laser bombardment yields energy milestoneNews from CNN: A metallic case called a hohlraum holds the deuterium-tritium fuel capsule. A fusion test produces more energy than it uses, but there’s some fine print Fusion could produce abundant, clean power, but it’s … Continue reading

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Good luck trying to escape a hungry crocodile by climbing a tree

Good luck trying to escape a hungry crocodile by climbing a treeNews from Science Recorder: Crocodiles are scary enough without knowing that some of them have the ability to climb trees. Unfortunately, Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor at the University … Continue reading

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