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NASA researchers think they understand why comets have a hard, crispy outside and a cold but soft inside — just like fried ice cream.
Respected Moscow scientist Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky has called for 'urgent' investigation of the new phenomenon amid safety fears.
When Carr started to piece together where the 1860s-era bricks were found - about a foot below the water table - and what he knew about construction, he came to a surprising conclusion: the artifacts provided proof that sea level in the area had risen more than a foot in the last century. Neither the bricks nor coconut palms would have existed on submerged land.
Related: Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose by record levels during 2009-2010, a study has found.
In its 7000 years of history, no event changed Egypt more profoundly than the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
A wind of change is blowing through the UK's power stations. Renewable sources of energy like wind turbines could soon generate more electricity than nuclear power stations.
The use of genetically engineered animals could revolutionise whole areas of public health and agriculture, according to advocates. But is the world ready for modified mosquitoes and GM salmon?
Related: What Did Charles Darwin Put In His Mouth? Pretty Much Everything.
Throw me a line here! Or how about a nanotube? In a new study, biologists discovered that hungry E. coli bacteria are able to request food from their neighbors by sending a tiny tube over to them. Other E. coli bacteria, or even bacteria of a different species, respond by piping nutrients into the tube, over to the requester. Efficient!
Great, wonderful, wacky things can come in small genomic packages.
Related: Tiny bat makes home in a carnivorous plant
Previous studies have shown that the extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University show that the Moringa seeds can also be used for separation of different materials. Separation processes are very important in mining industries and the new knowledge could contribute to reduce the needs for expensive synthetic chemicals.
Related: Environmentally friendly procedure developed for extracting silver
The Sahara Desert and the Amazon rainforest seem to inhabit separate worlds. The former is a vast expanse of sand and scrub stretching across the northern third of Africa, while the latter is a dense green mass of humid jungle covering northeast South America. And yet, they are connected: every year, millions of tons of nutrient-rich Saharan dust cross the Atlantic Ocean, bringing vital phosphorus and other fertilizers to depleted Amazon soils.
Alt: NASA Satellite Reveals How Much Saharan Dust Feeds Amazon’s Plants
In 1972, animal behaviorist John Calhoun built a rat paradise with beautiful buildings and limitless food. He introduced eight mice to the population. Two years later, the mice had created their own apocalypse. Here's why.
Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a study suggests.
Alt: Asian tree rings explain historical plague outbreaks in Europe
Rats can remember acts of kindness by other rats—and treat them accordingly, a new study says.
Sure, eyelashes are good for batting. But the delicate hairs have a serious purpose: protecting the eyes and keeping them moist.
A woman’s choice of career is linked to the length of her fingers, according to a study.
Forensic experts rely on a surprising level of gut instinct to accurately match fingerprints to catch criminals, according to a new study
Picture two birthday parties: one for 4 year olds, and one for 14 year olds. The former conjures kids bellowing “Happy Birthday” and putting their left feet in during the “Hokey Pokey”; the second conjures slump-shouldered teens huddled in corners furtively glancing at each other—even as loud music blares in the background. Why the difference?
Related: Your subconscious is smarter than you might think
Related: Newborn neurons in adult brain may help us adapt to environment
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