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Microwave Oven to Blame for ‘Alien Signals’

May 19, 2015, 9:21 a.m.

For 17 years, scientists have been trying to uncover the source of mysterious radio signals being picked up by the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in Australia.

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Love birds make better parents

April 18, 2015, 3:16 p.m.

Researchers in Germany have discovered that birds make better parents when they are allowed to choose their own mates.

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Plucking Hair Can Stimulate Growth

April 15, 2015, 9:02 a.m.

Scientists have discovered that when hairs are plucked in a particular way, the follicles in the skin send out a ‘distress’ signal that leads to even more hairs growing back!

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Europe to be Plunged into Darkness!

March 19, 2015, 2:49 p.m.

On Friday 20th March, the population of Svalbard is set to double, as more than 1500 shadow chasers descend on the remote islands to experience a total solar eclipse.

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Shortlist of Martian Hopefuls Announced

March 5, 2015, 1:34 p.m.

Mars One, an organisation that plans to create the first human colony on the Red Planet, has announced its final 100 candidates for the mission.

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Scientists Map Bacteria on New York’s Subway

Feb. 12, 2015, 11 a.m.

What do the bubonic plague and Swiss cheese have in common? They both ride the subway! Find out what scientists discovered when they swabbed New York’s subway for microorganisms…

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Fanged Frog Gives Birth to Live Tadpoles

Jan. 26, 2015, 11:12 a.m.

Most amphibians reproduce by laying eggs in water. However, a species of fanged frog has recently been observed doing things a little differently: it gives birth!

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2015: The Year of Light

Jan. 9, 2015, 12:52 p.m.

The United Nations has named 2015 the Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, marking 200 years since French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel proposed that light is made up of waves.

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Rocky Landing for Comet Probe

Nov. 24, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

In 2004, the European Space Agency began a pioneering mission: to land a spacecraft on the surface of a comet.

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2014 Nobel Prizes Awarded

Oct. 27, 2014, 9:54 a.m.

Breakthroughs in microscope technology and energy-efficient lighting are amongst the scientific advances recognised by this year’s Nobel prizes.

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