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Do snails have eyes? Seventeenth century ‘mythbuster’ and science communicator, Sir Thomas Browne, investigates
Thomas Browne was a seventeenth century doctor who championed rational thinking, challenged established thought, and investigated the natural world. Yet he first became famous for writing about his religious faith.
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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Engineering art: Researchers capture science on camera
From a disco sun to bone tissue blooms, a recent photography competition showcases the stunning images witnessed by engineers as they work    
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Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014, 11:01am
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The beauty and intellectual wealth of visualised data
Learning to ask the right questions about how to communicate science is the take-home message from the Beautiful Science exhibition at the British Library    
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Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 21, 2014, 8:27am
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Is It Possible to Disappear Completely?
Edward Snowden's globetrotting made us think: Is it possible to go off-grid without a lot of help?
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Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013, 8:19am
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Bodypainting meets science in the curious art of Victoria Gugenheim
Victoria Gugenheim received her first set of facepaints at the age of 9, and then just kept working downwards. Now a world-class bodyartist, she combines her art with a passion for science and nature.
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:45am
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6 Amazing Science Pictures
Worthy of an art museum, these images were initially created as part of scientific research.
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Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:37am
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Best Science Pictures of 2011 Announced
A spiny cucumber and a nanotube ''city'' feature among the winners of the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
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Source: National Geographic News
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 02, 2012, 8:12am
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Climate change boon to UK seafood
UK waters have become more abundant in fish as temperatures rose - a trend that may bring new species to British dinner tables.
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Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 6:31pm
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Play With Your 3-D-Printed Food
The 3-D printer builds the food, layer-by-layer, using edible ink.
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Source: Discovery Channel News
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 6:31pm
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Science and science education critical for Haiti's future, says international team convened by AAAS
Haiti and the global community should work together to build a robust science sector that can help the nation recover from last year's deadly earthquake, support future development, and improve the lives of Haiti's people, says a new AAAS report by Haitian and international scientists and educators.
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Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 4:45pm
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Why you are identifiable after just a few steps
Everybody's walk is different, something that a computer algorithm can pick up with 99.8 per cent accuracy
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Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 9:33am
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Tropical mosquito found in San Gabriel Valley
Pest control workers are trying to wipe out an infestation of the Asian tiger mosquito in an El Monte neighborhood.It started when an El Monte woman called to report an unusual pest: tiny mosquitoes that she said were biting her in the middle of the day.
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Source: L.A. Times
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 9:33am
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US Report Spreads Blame for BP Oil Spill
A key US government report spreads the blame for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, citing a bad cement job, poor management by BP and its subcontractors and risky shortcuts.
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Source: Discovery Channel News
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 9:33am
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Toe replaces man's severed thumb
A man from Bristol who accidentally cut off his thumb has his big toe attached in its place.
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Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 9:32am
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FDA to Dr. Oz: Apple juice is safe after all
Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the nationally syndicated "Dr. Oz Show," tells TODAY he stands by his warnings about the arsenic levels in some brands of apple juice -- despite strong refutations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and questions raised by independent scientists.
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Source: MSNBC
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 15, 2011, 9:32am
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TV found to have negative impact on parent-child communication and literacy
Since the first television screens lit up our living rooms scientists have been studying its affect on young children. Now scientists in Ohio have compared mother-child communication while watching TV to reading books or playing with Toys to reveal the impact on children's development.
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Source: Wiley-Blackwell
Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011, 2:30pm
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Pupils 'need more science trips'
Teachers in England may be using health and safety concerns as an excuse for not organising practical experiments and trips, a committee of MPs warns.
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Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011, 9:15am
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Researchers knew syphilis work in Guatemala was wrong
The covert infection of more than 1000 people by US scientists in the 1940s was a "gross violation of ethics", concludes a report
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Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011, 9:14am
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Pharma Exec Trevor Mundel Named President of Gates Foundation Global Health Initiative
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that Trevor Mundel, who currently heads...
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Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011, 6:57pm
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Five tell-tale signs you're a Facebook addict
A new study finds more Americans than ever are using social networks, the latest sign of Facebook addiction
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Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011, 6:57pm
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Secret Government Experiments Come to Light
From secret drug tests to nuclear bombs set off in the atmosphere -- you'll wish you never knew, too.
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Source: Discovery Channel News
Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011, 6:56pm
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Chinese University Fires Administrators, Offers Compensation After Lab Accident
On the heels of a damaging laboratory outbreak that sickened 27 students, leaders at...
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Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011, 6:56pm
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Stronger teen graduated driver licensing program show mixed results for involvement in fatal crashes
The use of stronger graduated driver licensing programs for 16- to 19-year old drivers in the U.S. that included restrictions on nighttime driving and allowed passengers were associated with a lower incidence of fatal crashes among 16-year old drivers, but a higher incidence among 18-year olds, according to a study in the September 14 issue of JAMA.
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Source: JAMA and Archives Journals
Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011, 6:55pm
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2012 Games 'toughest for cheats'
The scientist in charge of anti-doping at next years London Olympics says the games will be the toughest yet for cheats.
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Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011, 7:55am
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New U.S. Panel Examines Career Paths After Grad School
Two U.S. higher education organizations have begun collecting data on what graduate students know...
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Source: Science
Posted on: Friday, Sep 09, 2011, 10:17am
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Lessons on gay history cut homophobic bullying in north London school
A north London school which has developed lessons on gay historical figures who suffered persecution claims to have succeeded in "more or less eliminating homophobic bullying" in its classrooms and playgrounds over the last five years.
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Source: The Guardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010, 3:23pm
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This Picture of a Mosquito Heart Is The Year's Best Microphotograph
winners of Nikon's Small World photomicrography competition. Included are close-ups of a mosquito heart (above), a wasp's nest and more, in breathtaking detail. Check out the gallery and prepare to be amazed.
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Source: PopSci
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 14, 2010, 7:39am
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First Beer Brewed For Drinking in Space Will Undergo Testing in Low-Gravity Pub
Because where would space tourism be without space beer? Luckily, Astronauts4Hire, a non-profit space research corporation, has the situation in hand. They are about to test an Australian beer that's brewed and bottled especiall
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Source: PopSci
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 07, 2010, 9:12am
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Powder-Powered Electric-Assist Bike Runs on Water and Magic Metallic Dust
a metallic metal powder of sodium silicide that generates hydrogen as soon as it comes in contact with water and powers a bicycle.
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Source: PopSci
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 06, 2010, 8:27am
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Japanese robot car is controlled by rat brain
Rat brain waves control a robot. The rat is suspended and the robot performs the functions the rat's limbs normally would.
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Source: PopSci
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 05, 2010, 9:52am
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