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Tweeting from Space? Teaching from Space now too!

Okay, so not really teaching, more like using students to help do an experiment to read radioactivity on the ground, in the sky and...
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Best of 2017 // #98: Eggs, Explained

The Eggs we all know and love for breakfast span a range of colours, shapes and sizes.  That range, however, pales in comparison to...
Best of 2015

The Best of 2015 // #99: The First Snake

Back in 2011 a field trip to a german museum yielded an unknown fossil. Publishing the findings in July, Paleobioloist David Martill identified the...
Best of 2015

The Best of 2015 // #100: The End of All Things

Using the most extensive group of telescope observations ever made, Astronomers have discovered the Universe is dying.  By studying over 200,000 galaxies across 21...
New Tree of Life bacteria

Best of 2016 // #98: The New Tree of Life

A small, shallow aquifer under the Colorado River's floodplain doesn't seem like a place to hunt for new forms of life.  It turns out,...

Best of 2011 // 87: Next Gen Silicon

Electronic Engineers are always looking towards the next big thing, a new material that could make devices smaller, faster, and cheaper than ever before....
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The Best of 2013 // #87: When Worlds Collide

Geologists that monitor underwater topography and seismic activity has come to the conclusion that the tectonic forces that split and moved around the original...
Giant Panda

BEST OF 2014 // #87: Good News for Pandas

In 2014, the Giant Panda took a star turn as it featured prominently in documentaries and animated features.  This however has not translated well...
Dino Sounds

Best of 2016 // #85: What Did Dinos Sound Like?

Sorry to burst the hollywood bubble:  Dinosaurs did not roar.  They simply we're made for it, anatomically speaking.  However, these great giants also didn't...
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Best of 2017 // #87: Naked Mole Rats Don’t Need Air

Naked Mole Rats were already weird.  They got even weirder this past year when it was discovered that these cold-blooded, long-lived, pain-immune, cancer-resistant rats...

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