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Best of 2016 // #81: The first Spider

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This frightening looking fella is Idmonarachne brasieri.  It's less than half an inch long, and is the earliest example of a true spider.  It's roughly...

Best of 2017 // #81: Fetuses Favour Faces

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Newborn babies tend to favour face-like shapes, like Mickey Mouse, or upside down Triangle.  Researchers have been able to prove that fetuses in the...

Best of 2018: Is CRISPR Safe?

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The much-hyped editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9 has already revolutionized the fields of genetics and medicine.  The technique, which entered the public eye around 5 years...

Best of 2011 // 89: The Weather Can Move Continents

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The movement of the Earth's crust can create valleys, raise mountains and even reshape the coastline, all influencing our climate.  So, it was unexpected...

Best of 2012 // #87: The Eternal Struggle

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About 100 million years ago, a wasp became ensnared in the webbing a spider.  The spider excited bore down on it's prey, but before...

The Best of 2013 // #87: When Worlds Collide

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

BEST OF 2014 // #85: Hunting HIV

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HIV treatment has made great progress since the turn of the century, and thanks to something called HAART - Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy -...

BEST OF 2015 // #83: Hubble Revisits An Icon

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In celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary, NASA researchers decided to re-capture a new look at a classic star-forming region, originally captured in one of...

Best of 2016 // #82: Hope for Skin Grafts

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In April, researchers from Japan's RIKEN institute made a surprising announcement, and it may one day help skin graft recipients. /READ MORE// Mind-Controlled Prostheses Let Hands...

Best of 2017 // #82: Does Sleep Need a Brain to...

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Is falling asleep easy?  Jellyfish, for example, are just bunches of neurons without a brain, yet they display similar sleep behaviours that people do. /READ...