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lucky iron fish anemia
2015-05-21 14:09:10

Iron deficiency is the most common and widespread nutritional disorder in the world, but this little iron fish is here to save the day!

conger-eel (1)
2015-05-18 00:00:00

This massive Conger Eel came close to breaking the UK size record, but didn't quite make it.

2015-05-12 09:59:18

Accidents happen, but what's going on with these self-driving cars?

animal mummies
2015-05-11 08:36:33

Due to their importance to the culture, the ancient Egyptians frequently mummified animals as well as humans – or did they? New evidence uncovered by UK researchers appears to reveal the existence of a centuries-old scandal involving animal mummies.

progress spacecraft
2015-05-07 09:02:50

An out-of-control Russian spacecraft that had been on its way to the International Space Station for a routine delivery of supplies is expected to fall back to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere Friday, according to media reports published Wednesday.

2015-05-06 09:14:50

The Large Hadron Collider is in the bullpen, warming up and getting ready to get back into the game, as the massive particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland has smashed particles together for the first time since restarting last month.

robot chef
2015-04-16 12:26:15

Evidence of the link between home cooking and health is growing, while for many of us the spare time we have to spend at home in the kitchen is decreasing. What’s the answer? A “robo-chef”, of course.

ceres map
2015-04-14 09:06:03

NASA has released the first color map of Ceres, and while the data is still said to have come from early observational stages, it nonetheless indicates that the dwarf planet was shaped by a series of diverse processes since its formation some 4.5 billion years ago.

2015-03-31 17:21:55

When hunting, porpoises have the ability to switch their echolocation beam from a wide field to a narrow one and vice versa, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark reported in a study published earlier this month in the journal eLife.

2015-03-27 12:25:29

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Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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