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World's blackest material just got even blacker
Back in 2014, a team of British researchers made headlines for producing the blackest material known to science. Called Vantablack, the material was so black, it absorbed all but 0.035 percent of visible light, which means to our eyes, it was ... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 7th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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Oops
because science is always settled and all that jazz. As you grow older and reflect on the things you learned in grade school, you slowly come to realise that many common, everyday facts that your third grade teacher told you about - facts that you... (by Locutus)
Mar 5th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Scientist: Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii
Scientist: Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Saturday, March 05, 2016 01:55 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Mar 4th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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Global Warming is a scam
www.youtube.com/watch?v=silfiTY32xo (by ShintoMale)
Mar 4th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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British scientists may develop cure for cancer within two years
Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers. Researchers at University College, London have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its "Achilles heel" - allowing the body to ... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 4th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Astronomers spot record distant galaxy from early cosmos
Astronomers spot record distant galaxy from early cosmos Seth Borenstein, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 04:20... (by spaminator)
Mar 2nd, 2016 by taxslave last post
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Do apes have a religion? Mysterious stone-throwing in chimps may be a 'sacred' ritual
Chimps often use tools to find and eat food, but the tools they choose and their different purposes can differ depending on where they live. In West Africa, for example, chimps throw stones at trees resulting in conspicuous accumulations at various... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 2nd, 2016 by Johnnny last post
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We Are Not Alone.........
maybe. Repeating mysterious radio bursts from deep space surprise scientists First repeating fast radio... (by Mowich)
Mar 2nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Giant fireball lights up the nighttime Scottish sky
This is the moment a suspected meteor lit up the sky over Scotland last night and terrified the population below. People from Inverness to Edinburgh reported a white, red or blue light that swept across the skyline at around 6.45pm last night. ... (by Blackleaf)
Mar 1st, 2016 by petros last post
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Wonder material graphene sparks rush to develop new electronics
Meet one of the reasons we can no longer burn coal in our future. Bendable mobile phones, quick-charge batteries and unbreakable touch screens -- technology firms are racing to harness the potential of graphene, a wonder material which scientists say... (by petros)
Feb 26th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Signs of alien life? Radio bursts heard from a faraway galaxy
Signs of alien life? Radio bursts heard from a faraway galaxy Postmedia Network First posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 11:32 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Feb 25th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Woman bites rare pearl while dining at Italian restaurant
Woman bites rare pearl while dining at Italian restaurant THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:34 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Feb 24th, 2016 by Angstrom last post
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UVM Ban on Plastic Water Bottles Backfires
More ecotard failure. University Of Vermont's Ban On Bottled Water Backfires : NPR (by EagleSmack)
Feb 24th, 2016 by mentalfloss last post
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New Data Reveal Stunning Acceleration of Sea Level Rise
New Data Reveal Stunning Acceleration of Sea Level Rise The oceans have heaved up and down as world temperatures have waxed and waned, but as new research tracking the past 2,800 years shows, never during that time did the seas rise as sharply or as... (by mentalfloss)
Feb 24th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Man moves arm for first time with brain-controlled bionic limb
Man moves arm for first time with brain-controlled bionic limb Lithuanian man Martynas Girulis with his new bionic prosthetic arm and... (by SLM)
Feb 23rd, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA
Climate change shock: Burning fossil fuels 'COOLS planet', says NASA BURNING fossil fuels and cutting down trees causes global COOLING, a shock new NASA study has found. ... (by B00Mer)
Feb 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Fungi from goats’ guts could lead to better biofuels
Fascinating. Fungi from goats guts could lead to better biofuels Scientists report in the journal Science on February 18 that these anaerobic gut fungi perform as well as the best fungi engineered by industry in their ability to convert plant... (by mentalfloss)
Feb 22nd, 2016 by taxslave last post
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Study maps Earth based on climate change vulnerability
Now this is cool. Study maps Earth based on climate change vulnerability Sunday, February 21, 2016, 1:23 PM - We know climate change can put a strain on global ecosystems, but new research has given one of the clearest pictures yet as to what... (by mentalfloss)
Feb 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Dunwich: The storms that destroyed 'lost town'
Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain's Atlantis has been uncovered. The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk - a small village which, in the 11th Century, was one of the largest towns in England.... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 19th, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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Wounded soldier to receive first U.S. ***** transplant
Wounded soldier to receive first U.S. ***** transplant Reuters First posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:29 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Feb 19th, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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Scientists Have Extended The Lifespan Of Mice By Up To 35% – With No Adverse Effects
Scientists Have Extended The Lifespan Of Mice By Up To 35% With No Adverse Effects A new study has shown that the lifespans of mice can be extended by up to... (by B00Mer)
Feb 18th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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15 years since UK's devastating foot-and-mouth epidemic
Fifteen years ago, the UK was devastated by a mass outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Throughout 2001, there were 2,000 cases of foot-and-mouth throughout the country. Each of those cases meant a farm having all of its livestock killed and ... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 17th, 2016 by Twila last post
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Vancouver's For Profit Aquarium on the Rampage Again
Not a nice bunch-Not At All Vancouver Aquarium sues filmmaker over critical documentary Lawsuit seeks injunction against 'Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered' for alleged copyright violation ... (by bill barilko)
Feb 17th, 2016 by CDNBear last post
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Australia just fired over 100 climate scientists. Learn the REAL reason.
Australia just fired over 100 climate scientists. Learn the REAL reason. Global warming was the topic of a hearing before both houses of Congress back in March 2007. It was at that hearing that star witness former Vice President and Academy Award... (by B00Mer)
Feb 17th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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Montreal astrophysicist becomes first woman to win top science prize
Montreal astrophysicist becomes first woman to win top science prize Diana Mehta, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 10:52 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Feb 17th, 2016 by B00Mer last post
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Germany Is Getting Closer To Nuclear Fusion—The Long-Held Dream Of Unlimited Clean En
Germany Is Getting Closer To Nuclear FusionThe Long-Held Dream Of Unlimited Clean Energy Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will... (by B00Mer)
Feb 17th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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A creepy crawlers cheat sheet
A creepy crawlers cheat sheet By Sean Fitzgerald, 24 Hrs ... (by spaminator)
Feb 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Kids' wacky inventions made real
From an umbrella to keep ladybirds dry in the rain to hooks to retrieve Pringles from the bottom of the tube, check out these kids' inventions that have been made real.... Kids' wacky inventions made real CBBC The Official Home of CBBC - CBBC - BBC... (by Blackleaf)
Feb 13th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades
Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 08:44 AM EST |... (by spaminator)
Feb 13th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Could Zika come to Canada? Scientists don't have an answer – yet
Could Zika come to Canada? Scientists don't have an answer yet By Elizabeth G. Payne ... (by spaminator)
Feb 12th, 2016 by Twila last post
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Cancer industry profits 'locked in' by nagalase molecule injections
Cancer industry profits 'locked in' by nagalase molecule injected into humans via vaccines... spurs tumor growth... explains aggressive vaccine push This means that billions and billions of dollars are secured by Americans being... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 11th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US
This case in Dallas would be the first known infection to take place in the mainland US, though Texas has seen seven other Zika cases all related to foreign travel. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director for CDC, said this was the first case it had... (by tay)
Feb 10th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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The Gender Equality Paradox - Documentary NRK - 2011
The Gender Equality Paradox - Documentary NRK - 2011 The social "scientists" stubbornly defend their PC beliefs even when confronted with unbiased scientific research and facts on -- boys will be boys (and girls will be girls), regardless of ... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 10th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man
Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man Nirmala George, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:42 AM EST ... (by spaminator)
Feb 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Fears of the 'big one': Volcano explodes 1.8 miles high hours after massive earthquak
Fears of the 'big one': Volcano explodes 1.8 miles high hours after massive earthquake The Karymsky volcano in Russian Kamchatka's eastern volcanic zone spewed ash up to 3km... (by B00Mer)
Feb 9th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Girl, 12, plagued with ant colony in her head
Girl, 12, plagued with ant colony in her head Postmedia Network First posted: Monday, February 08, 2016 01:36 PM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Feb 8th, 2016 by Walter last post
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David Suzuki's world view profoundly influenced by Haida ties
David Suzuki's world view profoundly influenced by Haida ties David Suzuki will never forget the day, 30 years ago, when he... (by B00Mer)
Feb 7th, 2016 by bill barilko last post
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On AI & A New Way of Looking @ Food Production
Not the whole future but certainly part of it and I suppose something to look forward to for some people-Click this link to see the video it's well worth watching. Beyond meat: The end of food as we know it? We travel to Chile to meet a group of young... (by bill barilko)
Feb 6th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in Japan
Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in Japan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, February 05, 2016 11:37 AM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Feb 5th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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A Global Warming Recruit
Adam Canales reported Monday that he was fully prepared to believe whatever the documentary Darkness Below: Ocean Life On The Brink told him about coral reefs. Canales added that he was also perfectly fine with the idea of blindly adopting... (by EagleSmack)
Feb 5th, 2016 by EagleSmack last post
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Brazil’s baby defects outbreak could be caused by new vaccine, activists say
Brazils baby defects outbreak could be caused by new vaccine, activists say Health activists are suspecting the sudden outbreak of cases of microcephaly, a birth defect that causes abnormally small heads in newborns, isnt... (by darkbeaver)
Feb 5th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Prostitute wheeled away still attached to dead client, video claims
Prostitute wheeled away still attached to dead client, video claims Postmedia Network First posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 01:22 PM EST ... (by spaminator)
Feb 5th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Starving sea lion found in San Diego restaurant
Starving sea lion found in San Diego restaurant THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, February 04, 2016 09:13 PM EST | Updated: ... (by spaminator)
Feb 5th, 2016 by Jinentonix last post
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A Canadian company plans for manned journey to Mars
Northern Light Canadian Mars micro-rover and lander aim for 2018 launch - Technology & Science - CBC News Another company planned for such manned journey to be launched at 2025 They plan and work for such project. I say: if the circumstances and... (by selfsame)
Feb 4th, 2016 by CDNBear last post
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Evolving mosquito bite virus hits Canada
Evolving mosquito bite virus hits Canada By Matt Dykstra, Edmonton Sun ... (by spaminator)