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A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2012 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
A new and unusual wasp species has been discovered during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
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Researchers prove that memories reside in specific brain cells

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2012 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
researchers used optogenetics to show that memories reside in very specific brain cells, and that simply activating a tiny fraction of brain cells can recall an entire memory
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Billionaire Paul Allen Pours $500 Million Into Quest To Find The Essence Of Humanity In The Brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2012 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
to one day understand the essence of what makes us human.
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Illegal logging makes billions for gangs, report says

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Illegal logging generates $10-15bn (£7.5-11bn) around the world, according to new analysis from the World Bank.
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Nuclear fusion simulation shows high gain energy output of 100 to 1000 times input current

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 03:01 PM
by Alexmuller
High gain nuclear fusion could be achieved in a preheated cylindrical container immersed in strong magnetic fields
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Nasa science chief fighting for planetary research

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 02:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Nasa science chief has told planetary scientists he is in there fighting for you after the swingeing cuts proposed to the robotic exploration budget.
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Mars for the average person

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2012 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Rocket entrepreneur Elon Musk believes he can get the cost of a round trip to Mars down to about half a million dollars.
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Hibernating bear wounds heal without scars

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2012 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
bears have a surprising capacity to heal as they hibernate, say researchers in the US
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Time for some TEDucation!

Posted in Science on 20th Mar, 2012 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
very cool video worth a few minutes of your time, questions no one knows the answers to.
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Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2012 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people.
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Earth System nearing tipping point

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2012 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Research now indicates that the world is nearing critical tipping points in the Earth system, including on climate and biodiversity
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neutrinos dont exceed light speed

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2012 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
We now have yet another indication that neutrinos cannot travel faster than the speed of light after all, provided by a neighbor of the OPERA detector that set off the fuss in the first place
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Climate tech fixes urged for Arctic methane

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2012 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
An eminent UK engineer is suggesting building cloud whitening towers in the Faroe Islands as a technical fix for warming across the Arctic
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Russia Plans Moon Base, Mars Network by 2030

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2012 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Russia plans to send probes to Jupiter and Venus, land a network of unmanned stations on Mars and ferry Russian cosmonauts to the surface of the Moon
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Space travel moves to private sector

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2012 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
He is already the first private citizen to launch a spaceship into orbit and bring it back to Earth, so its no surprise Elon Musk believes he will be the first entrepreneur to put a man into space
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Few genes control neuronal function

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2012 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden have taken a step closer to solving the mystery of how 100 billion neurons are created, each with specific duties.
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