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Viruses have a special talent for mutating extremely quickly, some hundreds of thousands of times faster than humans, which makes them especially hard to kill. Too much of anything is never good though, and scientists have turned this mutative madness...
The Octopus has been gaining some credit for its surprisingly high IQ for a little while since the whole "WOW THEY CAN OPEN JARS" thing . Australian Scientists have observed the eight-limbed cephalopods carrying coconut shells around and turning...
Sogo and Seibu department stores in Japan have announced that they will be selling two scarily realistic humanoid "clone" robots that will be fashioned meticulously after the person that purchased them. Orders will be taken from January 1st...
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We all know that the Earth has been hit by comets, but it is really hard to tell when, where, and how many that there have been. This makes it very hard to predict when the next big comet is going to come in. Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy...
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In a Canadian lab, a research team has developed a phaser gun capable of paralyzing its targets...... which happen to be some really small transparent worms. The Canadians don't quite have it down like Star Trek yet, but by feeding the worms dithienylethene...
This science kit lets you sample bacteria from anywhere and culture them! Its a pretty cheap kit, only $20 from ThinkGeek , and it's educational for the kids. The science kit was actually featured in Realscience.net's video of the day. Its pretty...
Virgil Griffith , a grad student at CalTech, has come up with an interesting study. He's gone around and surveyed students that have just taken the SAT and asked them their favorite bands or genres and their SAT scores. This study really isn't...
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Traveling to space may be as simple as riding an elevator within the next decade or so. NASA's Centennial Challenges Program, Dryden Flight Research Center, and the Spaceward Foundation are announcing the next Space Elevator Games to be held on August...
As our military tactics and technology is progressing, the US has been recruiting new members of the animal kingdom into its ranks. First, it was just mammals, such as dogs and dolphins, and now it has come to insects. Much like the use of canaries by...
A recent experiment shows that there may be a very good reason why people scream words that would normally result in a mouthful of soap when they hurt themselves. A group of 67 students were asked to plunge their hands into a tub of freezing water and...
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A group of psychologists from Spain have been studying a relatively unknown region of the brain that has to do with visual memory. The specific section is labeled as layer 6 of the V2 secondary visual cortex, and has to do with object recognition. The...