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Whose DNA is present in a donor heart?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

What happens to the DNA of an organ donor inside the body of the recipient?


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Ibuprofen triggers infertility-linked testosterone problems in young men

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Why taking ibuprofen pain relievers every day may impair fertility in men


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Tiny robots inserted in pigs are making tissue grow inside the body

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

How robotic implants help grow tissue inside living pigs


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Science explains when to visit the hospital, answer emails, and deliver bad news

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Why you shouldn’t do your mental heavy lifting in the afternoon


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Water conducts electricity. Can snow?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Snow is not a good conductor of electricity because the ions cannot move


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Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Modest air pollution can cost billions in lost productivity


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Doctors say blueberries can help radiation kill cervical cancer

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Blueberries are helpful in cervical cancer treatment


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How an oddly large beetle penis could inspire new medical technology

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Beetle penis may inspire new medical catheter design


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This food additive is hard to avoid and it could make hospital superbugs more deadly

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Why scientists think a sugar additive fed a killer superbug


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1st ever gene-edited human embryo raises ethical concerns

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The safety and ethics of editing a human embryo


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'For the first time ever, we have a piece of another star system,' astronomer announces

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

In a first, astronomers spot 'piece of another star system' in ours


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'Shockingly successful' artificial womb could save thousands of infant lives

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Why preterm infants could benefit from lambs in artificial womb


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Mysterious empty chamber found in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A mysterious empty chamber found in the Great Pyramid of Giza


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Meteorites could be the reason we walk the Earth today

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Meteorites provided the building blocks for life on Earth according to new theory


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How recreating horsepox in a lab could lead to cancer cures

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Re-engineering an extinct poxvirus for medical applications


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Why our brains take metaphors literally with deadly results

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Author Dr. Robert Sapolsky talks about the human brain's capacity to handle metaphors of violence.


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Frankenstein has lessons about artificial intelligence, child psychology and more

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What can we learn from Frankenstein after 200 years by Dr. Sidney Perkowitz.


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Rethinking testosterone, the scientific case that undermines male power

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A new book challenges the notion that boys will be boys as the competitive risk takers, and that girls play it safe, as the nurturers.


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Are there rainbows in deep space?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What kind of rainbow would I see if I were floating by Enceladus’ geysers?


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Making eye contact with your baby can synchronize your brainwaves

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Eye contact helps sync brain waves between mother and baby


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Coal mining left entire populations psychologically damaged and the impact continues today

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Industrial Revolution is responsible for personality traits that exist in people today


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Scientists one up Spiderman by feeding spiders an atomic super liquid

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists produce ‘bionic silk’ by feeding graphene nanotubes to spiders


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Parasite turns mice into mindless cat fighting zombies by hijacking immune cells

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists figure out how a mind-controlling parasite hijacks mice’s immune system


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The Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose explained by science

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A scientific look at the Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose


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Trump vows that the US will go back to the moon, but how?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Trump's plan to return to the moon leaves many questions unanswered.


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Could we use rising seawater to flood desert regions?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It would not be practical to flood deserts to help alleviate rising sea levels.


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New dinosaur had duck legs, a swan neck and penguin flippers

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Halszkaraptor had an unusual array of features, but was also rare in that it was a water living dinosaur.


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Abominable Snowman's true identity unmasked

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

DNA analysis shows Abominable Snowman is actually a bear


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Gene drive research could wipe out disease, or a species. Why the U.S. military funds it

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Controversial gene drive tool that can wipe out a species scrutinized by scientists, critics


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Why are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Mosquitoes go for specific odours on our body.


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How consciousness could live in your brain cells

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Where does the brain end, and the mind begin?


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Fried foods are creating fat clouds in London

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Why fried food cooks up clouds


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Diagnosing the dead: what killed Goya and made Florence Nightingale suffer?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

How modern medical techniques help diagnose the dead


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Your gluten intolerance could have nothing to do with gluten

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:00 GMT

You and everyone you know will probably go Fructan-free


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How can electric cars be without carbon emissions if the source of the electricity is a carbon source?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Electric cars are powered by sources that emit carbon, so are not truly free of such emissions.


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What and how does someone who has been blind from birth dream?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

People who are blind from birth dream in other senses such as sound, touch and taste.


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How did we go from melting out of the last ice age, to present day global warming?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A cooling cycle from 21 thousand years ago was halted by recent global warming.


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What exactly is chronic pain?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Chronic pain persists unlike regular pain, is difficult to treat, and increases with age.


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How is it possible in the vastness of space that our Sun ever had the density of gasses needed to form a star?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Gravity played a big role in bringing enough matter together to form the Sun.


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What happens to the emerald ash borer when it doesn't have any more trees to attack? Can the ash trees ever come back?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The EAB will move on to other species when there are no more ash trees to attack.


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If a time traveller left a 2017 cell phone in 1967, how much could 1967 technical know how be able to retrieve from the phone?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

1967 technology could retrieve some, but not all information from a 2017 cell phone.


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Why is it that we associate some colours with specific emotions, and does that come from our brain or through our culture?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The association of colour and emotion begins early in life, so it is both cultural and neural as we retain the connection into adulthood.


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Why do the lemon pips continually rise up and fall down in my gin and tonic?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Carbonated bubbles attach to the pips and make them rise, then fall as the same bubbles burst.


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Why does sugar cause pain when it comes in contact with a tooth cavity?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Sugar causes pain when nerves are exposed through thinning enamel.


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Mauritian monkeys could be the key to understanding Berlin patient's rare HIV cure

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Timothy Ray Brown's 'functional cure' from HIV now less of a mystery


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Canadian engineers built a road to withstand Arctic climate change

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Engineers construct Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway on top permafrost


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Why scientists are growing tiny starter brains and implanting them in rats

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Human brain organoids implanted into rats to investigate vision loss, dementia and more


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Why did the most abundant bird in the world go extinct in just 50 years?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Hunting and lack of genetic diversity mean we don't see passenger pigeons blocking the sun today


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Why Conspiracy theorists are more likely to see patterns in a painting like this

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Belief in conspiracy theories based in ‘illusory pattern perception’


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Find out why scientists no longer fear a discovery that dwarfs the power of an H-bomb

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The fusion of bottom quarks results in a powerful, but not dangerous reaction.


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Here’s the one thing scientists would like you to know about their work

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

What's the one thing scientists want the world to know about their field in a single tweet.


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If you’re going to get hurt, you’re better off doing it during the day

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

If you’re going to get hurt, your immune system would prefer you do it in the day


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Meet the human guinea pig who hacked his own DNA

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This doctor injected himself with DNA to hack his genes and increase muscle growth


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Can sound be used to predict earthquakes?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sound can be used to predict earthquakes, but it is still challenging despite new machine learning technology.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_35072.mp3




Doctors show that blood flow can spread Alzheimer’s disease

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A study in mice shows that amyloid-beta can travel to the brain from other body parts via blood.


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Bats say ‘move it’ in different dialects

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bats in different caves have their own dialect


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LISTEN: These artists turned a breakaway iceberg into music

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Artist turns seismic readings of an ice sheet breaking into soundscape


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Doctors warn mothers to not ‘vaginally seed’ their C-section babies

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New evidence links c-section associated illness in children to missing the mothers microbiome


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_22689.mp3




What would happen to the prairies if we stopped farming them?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The prairies would likely revert to grassland if they were abandoned by farmers.


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Scientists aim to eradicate pneumonia with better vaccine

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Pneumonia vaccine offers broadest protection to date in animal models.


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How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Ptolomaic dynasty was undermined by volcanoes that short-circuited life-giving Nile floods


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What happens when you warm the Antarctic seabed by 1 degree?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A temperature rise of 1 degree significantly impacts marine organisms


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Spooky Arctic jellyfish surprises scientists in viral video

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Rare footage of jellyfish's tentacle sweep reveals richness of Arctic environment


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Incredible dandelions could hold the key to growing plants on the oil sands

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A special fungus cleans up petrochemicals and helps grow tomatoes


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Concern rises about radioactive pollution if North Korea conducts another nuclear test

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What happens to a mountain after 6 underground nuclear tests?


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How many mutant genes does a person have? Quirks Question

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Every human has mutant genes, some scientists say about sixty, other suggest the number is around one-hundred.


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Sorry Harvey Weinstein, sex addiction isn't real

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

No strong scientific evidence that proves sex addiction treatment works


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The behind the scenes hunt for the neutron star collision

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Astronomers track a neutron star collision to discover how gold came to Earth.


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Fishing tackle kills a shocking number of loons

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In New Hampshire 49% of all adult loon deaths are due to ingesting lead fishing tackle


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A computer taught itself the toughest game on the planet. And it’s just getting started

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Computers invent new ways to play the world's hardest game.


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Can large underwater volcanoes increase ocean temperatures?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor have a minimal effect on water temperature and are unlikely to contribute to global warming


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How Zika mutated and became a terrifying plague

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Researchers have identified new mutations in the Zika virus that led to the outbreak.


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Trump is losing the “war on coal” to the free market

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Coal's collapse in the US and the Energy East pipeline cancellation in Canada are mostly due to investors, not climate activism


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Japan just mined the ocean floor and people want answers

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists warn that biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable


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Genetics is the reason divorce runs in families

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Divorce can be transmitted across generations because of genetic personality traits like high levels of extroversion or neurosis.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_12330.mp3




Could zapping your brain with electricity make you smarter?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Zapping your brain with electricity can enhance your brain function.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_57408.mp3




What’s up with grey or colourless rainbows?

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Water droplets in fog are not large enough to reflect and refract sunlight in the same way as rain drops.


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How a Nobel prize winner almost messed up his award winning experiment

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Rainer Weiss from MIT shared the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on gravitational wave detection


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Found: The ancient primate we can blame for genital herpes

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 'Nutcracker Man' was in the right place at the right time be the culprit


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Scientists doing a dry run for a catastrophic asteroid collision with Earth

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Simulation Impact Exercise Includes Real Asteroid Headed For Earth


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Your dreams are disappearing in a cloud of pot smoke and it’s a problem

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Getting quality REM sleep is important when it comes to processing memories


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NRA lobbying has suppressed gun violence research

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Since the 90's the US Congress has barred funding for gun violence research


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How do scientists record the sound of Saturn’s rings with no air in space?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

There is no sound in space, what you are hearing from space is data represented as sound.


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Your rooftop could be sprinkled with cosmic star dust

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A jazz musician moonlighting as an amateur scientist discovered cosmic dust falls all around us


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Marine invaders ride tsunami garbage from Asia to the Americas

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Living marine organisms hitch a ride to North America on Japanese tsunami debris


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Losing sleep might help you lose your depression

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sleep deprivation can bring relief for clinical depression


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New giant rat species could crack coconuts with its jaws

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New giant rat species lives like a monkey and eats coconuts


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Meet Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Mona Nemer is Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser.


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Can we blast the eye of a hurricane to break it up? Quirks question

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In theory it can be done, but the danger is making the hurricane worse.


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Vandals steal 6 million year old footprints

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fossil footprints possibly made by a human ancestor 5.7 million years ago stolen from the archaeological site.


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Scientists discover jellyfish need sleep too

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists say discovering jellyfish also doze off emphasizes how important sleep is for our neurons.


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Wildfires are torching our forests and we need to change tactics

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

BC. wildfires are evidence that climate change is increasing the number and size of forest fires.


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