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Scientists Discover Mite Species Living, Eating, Sleeping And Fornicating On Human Faces

There are mites crawling all over your face right now, and it doesn’t matter what you do or how hard you wash or how much soap you use, you can’t get rid of them.

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Discovery Of Genetic Secret Recipe For How Lizards Regrow

Researchers at Arizona State University have taken a giant step towards uncovering the genetic secrets behind lizards’ ability to regrow their own tails, and believe the knowledge could be used to stimulate regrowth in humans.

Fluorine Used In Toothpaste Formed In Dying Stars

From ancient, dying stars to our toothbrushes, the chemical element fluorine which is used in toothpaste was formed in stars of the same type as our sun billions of years ago, scientists from Lund University in Sweden believe.

US Officials Rule That Monkey Selfies Cannot Be Copyrighted

Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment – US officials have issued new rules declaring that the images cannot be copyrighted.

Urban Spiders Tend To Be Larger More Fertile Than Their

Living in the city can have its benefits – especially if you’re an arachnid, according to new research reporting that some types of spiders grow larger and have increased reproductive capabilities in urban areas.

Analysis Of Moth Flight-Mechanics Could Result In

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to convert moths into miniature drones by electronically manipulating their flight muscles and monitoring the signals the insects use to control them.

Misunderstood Worm-Like Fossil Finds Its Place In The Tree

One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found - a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail – has found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time.

Falsely Accused The Thieving Magpie Shown To Have Little

Despite its reputation in literature and folklore, researchers from the University of Exeter Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour (CRAB) have found no evidence that magpies are attracted to shiny objects.

Talking River Turtles Produce Vocalizations To Coordinate

Giant South American River Turtles are capable of producing a variety of vocalizations in different behavioral situations, including while they are caring for their young, a team of US and Brazilian scientists report in a recent edition of the journal Herpetologica.

Secrets Behind Geckos Amazing Adhesive Skills Revealed In

The uncanny ability of geckos to adhere to nearly any surface and even walk on ceilings is the result of a biological mechanism in their toes that the lizards can instantly turn on or off, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Applied Physics.

Tortoises Trained To Use Touchscreen As Part Of Spatial

An international team of scientists has successfully trained four red-footed tortoises how to use a touchscreen, according to new research appearing in the July edition of the journal Behavioral Processes.

MIT Geniuses Extract Audio From Potato Chip Bag And More

Scientists from MIT never fail to amaze, and now they have discovered how to identify sounds that have been made in a separate room purely from visual recordings of objects in that room, even if the video was taken through soundproof glass.


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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

- Alexander Graham Bell
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