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Best of 2016 // #95: An End to Poison Ivy?

Finally some good news for anyone who stumbles into a patch of poison ivy, poison oak or sumac: researchers have identified the precise molecule...
Simonkolleite

Best of 2017 // #96: Man-Made Minerals For a New Epoch

There are around 5,000 minerals in the world, of which 208 are unique: they're the direct result of human's activities on earth.  Without humans,...
Microsoft takes the wraps of off Windows 8

Best of 2012 // #14: Microsoft’s Return

2012 saw the return of Microsoft as the company saw a comeback, with a brand new version of windows, a totally redesigned UI to...
HTT Hyperloop

The Best of 2013 // #96: Rise of the Hyperloop

LA to San Fran in 30 minutes?  Thats exactly what Elon Musk proposed when he announced a design for 'Hyperloop' in August.  Hyperloop was...
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #96: A Serious Rock

A Western Australian mining company happened across a remarkable rock in 2006; it was purple-pinkish in colour and very strange-looking.  The company handed over...
Best of the Web

The Best of the Web: Windows Phone Central

WPCentral is AndroidCentral's windows phone cousin. All the information related to your Windows Phone device under one roof. Tips,tricks,hacks and news, what ever you need to...
Flossing

Best of 2016 // #96: So Does Flossing Even Work?

It's common knowledge: good hygiene depends on daily brushing and flossing.  In August, however, floss-haters got the news of the century when news broke...
Retrovirus

Best of 2011 // 97: Chronic Fatigue Mystery Deepens

In 2009, a controversial study published in the journal Science made a controversial claim: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, whose cause has long remained a mystery to...
Myc Protein fight

The Best of 2013 // #97: Battle to the Cellular Death

Charles Darwin established the idea that evolution is a process of genes surviving on and spreading, in a survival of the literal fittest model....
Best of 2014: Science - exoplanet

Best of 2014 // #97: Mystery of Death Valley’s Sailing Stones Solved

A natural wonder has baffled scientists and researchers in Death Valley National Park for decades: large boulders seem to mysteriously move across the barren...

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