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- ‘Ocean census’ scientists taken aback by diversity.
- Colony of microbes ‘as big as Greece’ found in ocean.
- Saviours of fish’n’chips: British scientists find a way to breed sea fish in fresh water.
- How an icelandic volcano helped spark the French Revolution.
- Get ready for decades of Icelandic fireworks.
- Aerosols: From Ash in the Wind to Smoke from the Stack .
- Iceland volcano: Photos show apocalyptic scene as wall of black fog covers Icelandic countryside in darkness.
- Another photo gallery: Volcanic activity in the land of fire and ice.
- The science behind the many seismic headlines: The public perception could easily be that we are undergoing a peak in global seismic activity, but the science suggests otherwise.
- Scientists discover new genetic sub-code.
- Scientists develop a brain implant that melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain’s surface.
- Performing complex tasks under stress activates latent neuronal circuits in the brain.
- Scientists claim fast food can make one crave instant gratification, become increasingly impatient and even lose the impulse to save money.
- Study of children with the genetic condition known as Williams Syndrome shows that when social fear is missing, so are racial stereotypes.
- Apes suffer self-doubt: Once more, a subtle mental trait though to be uniquely human has been found in great apes.
- Giant leech with teeth discovered in the Amazon.
- Nearly 1000 years after the last of the great Polynesian migration journeys across the Pacific, a group of descendants have set sail in a fleet of replica canoes to relive the voyages.
- TV’s Time Team have uncovered the remains of a seventh-century Scottish Saint on Mull.
- Astronomers discover compelling evidence that rocky planets are commonplace in our galaxy.
- Astroboffin says ‘black holes murder galaxies’.
- Two new and independent studies have put Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity to the test like never before.
- The International Space Station’s new Sabatier Reactor makes water from waste CO2.
- Lunar polar craters may be electrified, NASA calculations show.
- Were the ‘mad’ heroines of Victorian literature really sane?
- Planting the seeds of psychedelia: The Beatles were introduced to Ravi Shankar’s sitar music during an LSD-fuelled party in Zsa Zsa Gabor’s rented mansion, the founder of the The Byrds has said.
- The examined life, age 8: Philosophical reasoning taught in the second grade.
- The opening sequence of James Bond film Goldfinger was inspired by a real mission carried out by MI6 during the Second World War, and written into the script by an expert on secret wartime operations.
- Commuter who typed out his first novel on his mobile phone while riding the NewYork subway signs deal for fantasy-film trilogy.
- Sir Patrick Stewart nearly flung his knighthood in the bin because the notification letter came in a plain manila envelope.
- Microsoft accused of using teenage ‘slave labour’ to build Xboxes in China. More on the appalling sweatshop conditions.
- The horrors of Cerro De Pasco, the Peruvian city of 70,000 that’s being swallowed whole by a giant mine.
Quote of the Day:
It’s a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die.
Hunter S. Thompson