Post Tagged with: "science"

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Scientists Make Batteries From Packing Peanuts

A team of researchers from Purdue University in the United States has found a way to use pesky packing peanuts to make rechargeable batteries.

by · April 19, 2015 · News, Science
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What Colour Is This Dress?

Caitlin McNeill, 21, has a friend who was getting married.
The mother-of-the-bride was looking for a nice dress to wear to the wedding. She found “the dress” and snapped a picture of it to show to her daughter.
When her daughter saw the picture and started talking about it, they discovered that people had very different ideas of what colour the dress was.

by · March 1, 2015 · Lighter, News
Lobster dinner. Image: Benson Kua

North American Lobsters Invading British Waters

Some unwelcome visitors from North America have been turning up in the waters off the coast of Great Britain.
North American lobsters have been found in lobster traps in the North Sea, far from their native habitat.

by · January 25, 2015 · Animals, Environment, News
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News Quiz: What Do You Remember About 2014? (Part I)

How much do you know about the news that happened in 2014? Take our quiz and see how much you remember about these stories from the past year.

by · January 4, 2015 · Lighter, News
A Western Screech Owl. Image: Randy R. Magnuson

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree… Check!

The 115th Christmas Bird Count is officially underway.
The count is an annual census of local and migratory birds and it’s organized by the National Audubon Society. From December 14 to January 5, volunteers will gather in more than 2,000 locations in North, Central and South America to count the birds in their area.

by · December 16, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Rosetta Space Probe Raises Water Questions

Rosetta Space Probe Raises Water Questions

Scientists have made some surprising discoveries in space recently.
The European Space Agency (ESA) sent a probe, called Rosetta, six billion kilometres into space to meet up with a comet known as 67/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

by · December 15, 2014 · News, Science
The countdown clock. Image: NASA

Time For A Change As NASA Upgrades Its Launch Clock

There are some pretty famous clocks in the world: London’s Big Ben, and the clock on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, to name just two.
But the most watched clock in the world may be NASA’s launch clock.

by · December 4, 2014 · News, Science, Technology
Woolly mammoth restoration at the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. Image: WolfmanSF

Woolly Mammoth Sparks Debate Over Cloning

A woolly mammoth carcass that was frozen in ice for 40,000 years may make it possible for scientists to bring the extinct species back to life.
The mammoth was found embedded in ice on a remote island off northern Russia in May 2013.

by · November 25, 2014 · Animals, News
Brooding emperor penguin with its chick approached by a rover camouflaged with a fake chick. Photo: Nature Methods, Le Maho et al.

Robotic Chick Lets Researchers Get Close to Penguins

A small robot that looks and acts like a baby penguin is helping researchers study penguins in a more natural way.
When scientists study any animals in the wild, it usually means a human has to get close to them to gather information. But people make animals nervous, so when human researchers are around, the animals don’t act the way they normally would.

by · November 15, 2014 · Animals, News, Science
Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists Land Spacecraft On Fast-Moving, Icy Comet

Scientists recently landed a spacecraft on the icy surface of a comet that was travelling 130,000 kilometres an hour.
Now, we’re getting information, photos and sounds from the comet that just might tell us something about our own origins.

by · November 12, 2014 · News, Science, Technology