- 10 things we didn't know last week
- Full Moon Myths and Madness
- Mystery Surrounds Prevalence of Twins in Indian Village
- 10 mysteries of human behaviour that science can't explain
- The Star Clusters of NGC 1313
- Roman Emperor Vespasian's Villa Found
- Mars Life Looks Increasingly Unlikely
- APOD: 2009 August 7 - The Star Clusters of NGC 1313
- Micro Flying Robots Can Fly More Effectively Than Flies
- TED: Biomimicry in Action
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 09:56 AM PDT
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience. 1. Wild orangutans use leaves to make their voices deeper and scare predators. More details 2. University degrees in comedy exist. More details 3. European bison live in just one forest, on the Belarus-Poland border. More details 4. Men At Work's Down Under was inspired by Dame Edna's nephew. More details 5. Aesop's fable about a crow using stones to drink out of a pitcher is based on fact. More details 6. 17 million people in Britain aged over 15 do not use the internet. More details 7. Millions of people in Germany and Scandinavia watch an obscure British comedy sketch every New Year's Eve. More details 8. Last year Britons sent 80 billion texts. More details 9. Bristol is the fourth most visited city in England. More details 10. Director John Hughes sometimes wrote under a pseudonym taken from an Alexandre Dumas novel. More details Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Catriona Morrison for this week's picture of 10 overalls in Amersfoot, Netherlands.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 09:40 AM PDT
Police Officers and Hospital Workers Among Strongest Believers in Full Moon-Related Chaos. Why do people believe full moons invite mischief and madness?
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 08:30 AM PDT
A small village in India is home to more than 200 sets of twins.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 06:10 AM PDT
Scientists have split the atom, put men on the moon and discovered the DNA of which we are made, but there are 10 key mysteries of human behaviour which they have failed to fully explain.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 06:06 AM PDT
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 05:30 AM PDT
The summer villa of Roman Emperor Vespasian, who built the Colosseum, has been found in the Sabine hill country northeast of Rome, Italian archaeologists announced today.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 05:10 AM PDT
Despite the discovery of a meteorite on Mars the other day that looks vaguely like the famous one from the 1990s, hopes are beginning to dim for finding life on the red planet.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 03:50 AM PDT
A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:20 AM PDT
There is a long held belief among engineers and biologists that micro flying robots that fly like airplanes and helicopters consume much more energy than micro robots that fly like flies. A new study now shows that a fly wing that spins like a helicopter blade generates the same amount of lift as a flapping fly wing while consuming only half the...
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:00 AM PDT
Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.
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