Month: March 2018

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Wind tunnels are awesome, with many uses, both industrial and recreational. But now China has plans to blow all the others away with plans to build a tunnel capable of whipping up incredible hypersonic air blasts more powerful than any other tunnel currently operating.   You can’t say the Chinese authorities aren’t aiming high –
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Deep in western Russia, if you know where to look, you’ll find a small collection of ragged scrap metal and crumbled concrete. Which isn’t that exciting. But if you rifle through the rubble, you will find a large, metal disc bolted to the ground. This isn’t just any old disc – it’s the welded-shut cap of
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In intriguing research, a team of scientists may have discovered the earliest age at which a person can reason logically: 12 months. For decades, psychologists have considered language a necessary and essential indicator of inferential thinking – the complex ability to “read between the lines,” to reason one’s way to a correct interpretation of an event when the evidence
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Just when we thought octopuses couldn’t be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve differently from nearly every other organism on the planet. In a surprising twist, in April last year scientists discovered that octopuses, along with some squid and cuttlefish species, routinely edit their RNA (ribonucleic acid) sequences to
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Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking were both incredible physicists, wonderful communicators, and inspirations to science lovers the world over.  In a cosmic coincidence, Stephen Hawking passed away this week on March 14 – Einstein’s birthday. But can you tell which of the beautiful minds said these quotes? Take our quiz to find out.   Source