Posts by: Fagjun

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This Dancing Robot Can Teach You How to Waltz

When you think of a dance instructor, you probably think of someone toned, a bit loud, and just a little terrifying. A dancing robot, however, seems t...

Published: 2017-05-26 10:58 0

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A Rare, Lonely Snail Has been Caught in a Love Triangle

Jeremy, a loner who has been struggling to find love, unfortunately found himself in a love triangle in which he was ultimately the loser. This sound...

Published: 2017-05-26 07:04 0

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How the Largest Living Animal Became so Large

The blue whale—the largest living animal in the world—is the largest it has ever been. Blue whales and other baleen whales haven't always been as larg...

Published: 2017-05-25 06:39 0

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Creating Art With E.coli Bacteria

Photo credit: Jesus Fernandez-Rodriguez et. al While other people create pictures with ink and pigment, these scientists create pictures with blind E...

Published: 2017-05-25 03:44 0


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The Genetics of Human Intelligence

Scientists have found 40 new genes that have some bearing on human intelligence and IQ. There were previously only 12 known genes that influence inte...

Published: 2017-05-24 09:44 0

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Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?

Ever wondered why flamingos seem to frequently stand on just one leg instead of both? This one-legged balancing act has been the signature pose of th...

Published: 2017-05-24 06:59 0

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Prosthetics Have been Around for Thousands of Years

Prosthetics may seem to be a more recent invention, but they've in fact been in use since the ancient times. These days, prosthetic limbs are underg...

Published: 2017-05-24 04:26 0

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Cheap Water Filters are Saving Uganda's People From Water-Borne Illnesses

When Kathy Ku realized that millions of Ugandans don't have access to clean and safe drinking water, she decided to act. The result? Affordable cerami...

Published: 2017-05-21 05:11 0

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Is De-Extinction Worth the Effort?

As de-extinction technology develops, there has been some chatter about bringing extinct species back to life. However, should we do so just because w...

Published: 2017-05-21 02:32 0

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Reducing Air Pollution in Cities by Going Green

Researchers have found that creating strategies for the best green infrastructure can be an effective technique for reducing air pollution in urban ar...

Published: 2017-05-21 00:20 0

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Cutting Carbon Emissions Entails More Than Just Planting More Trees

Cutting carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels is the most important way to mitigate climate change. Planting more trees to offset carbon emission...

Published: 2017-05-20 20:47 0

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Mindfulness is an Effective Weight Loss Strategy

Be mindful of what you eat.[Photo by Henrique Felix] Engaging in mindfulness while eating can help those who are looking for a weight loss strategy t...

Published: 2017-05-20 10:43 0

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Embryo Adoption and the Future of Families

Embryo adoption may soon be a new alternative for couples who have been struggling to conceive through natural and assisted means. Infertility is som...

Published: 2017-05-20 08:45 0

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A Last-Ditch Effort for a WannaCry Ransomware Cure

There is confirmation that a team of French researchers have found a WannaCry ransomware cure, just as the first deadline for ransom nears. The rans...

Published: 2017-05-20 06:38 0

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Over 1,700 New Plant Species Discovered in the Last Year

It turns out that the world has around 1,700 new plant species, many of which can be extremely useful in many ways. Scientists at the UK's Royal Bota...

Published: 2017-05-20 03:27 0

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Beauty Sleep is Essential to Your Social Life

Psychologists say that beauty sleep makes people more appealing to interact with. Meanwhile, not getting enough sleep makes people look tired, and thu...

Published: 2017-05-18 03:17 0

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One of the Best Inventions of the Past 20 Years: The Pot-in-Pot Refrigerator

Sometimes, the best inventions don't need state-of-the-art equipment or an inventor with advanced degrees in whichever scientific field is relevant. T...

Published: 2017-05-16 09:28 0

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Pirated Software Increases Cyberattack Risks

China's rampant use of unlicensed software increases the country's cyberattack risks. Over the weekend, cyberattacks of an unprecedented global scale...

Published: 2017-05-16 08:06 0

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Makeup Mystery: Why are Vultures Putting on Cosmetics?

A fresh-faced (fresh-feathered?) Egyptian vulture.[Photo by Béotien Lambda] For the first time, scientists have caught footage of Egyptian vultures p...

Published: 2017-05-16 05:32 0

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Plastic Waste Covers a Small Island in the Pacific

38 million pieces of plastic waste altogether weighing 18 tonnes has spread across the beaches of tiny island in the South Pacific. Henderson Island...

Published: 2017-05-16 01:34 0

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5 of the Best Green Buildings of 2017

Green buildings are becoming quite trendy, and for good reason. As cities grow, their buildings need to be more sustainable and environmentally friend...

Published: 2017-05-15 23:51 0

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The Effects of Global Warming: The Future of the Planet

Climate change is real, no matter what the politics on the matter say. The effects of global warming are everywhere around us, and we're all seeing th...

Published: 2017-05-15 20:09 0

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Global WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattacks: What We Know so Far

On May 12, the WannaCry ransomware began to hit multiple targets around the world. It crippled computer systems in dozens of countries and organizatio...

Published: 2017-05-15 04:46 0

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Pirate Ship Wreck Confirmed to be Blackbeard's Ship

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has confirmed that a wrecked pirate ship in Beaufort, NC is indeed Blackbeard's ship. With the la...

Published: 2017-05-14 03:08 0

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What are Narwhal Tusks For?

Scientists have long speculated on what narwhal tusks are for. Video footage now shows how narwhals use their tusks in action. Narwhals are notorious...

Published: 2017-05-14 01:37 0

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A Guide to the Recent Ransomware Cyberattacks

Unless you've been completely offline for the past 21 hours or so, you've probably heard of the recent spate of cyberattacks that happened across the...

Published: 2017-05-13 08:44 0

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Can Predicting Volcanic Eruptions be More Accurate?

Predicting volcanic eruptions can become easier, cheaper, and more accurate with the development of early-warning detection technology. Volcanic erup...

Published: 2017-05-13 07:09 0

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Mother's Day Special: 5 Awesome Animal Moms

Hallmark holiday or not, Mother's Day is the one special day in the year when we celebrate the women who brought us into the world. While human moms c...

Published: 2017-05-13 01:55 0

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Modern Big Cat Species May Go Extinct the Same Way Sabre-Toothed Tigers Did

Two big cat species—the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard—are facing the same threats that drove Ice Age big cats to extinction. Researchers...

Published: 2017-05-12 22:52 0

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This Conductive Spray Paint Can Turn Anything Into a Touchpad

It's going to take just a can of special spray paint and a few basic electronics to turn certain surfaces into touchscreens. Just imagine interacting...

Published: 2017-05-12 08:33 0

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