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Best of 2017 // #97: The First Flower

Without any sort of preserved fossils or evidence for what it may have looked like, researchers who have been hunting for the first flowering...

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 2017 // #99: Robo-Snake

With nothing more than a puff of air, this creepy robot can manoeuvre itself into an insane variety of places. /READ MORE // The Mab Sphere...

Best of 2017 // #100: 1900’s Pentagon Mystery

Tiles made of regular pentagons - shapes with equal sides and angles - cannot completely cover an infinite plane, no matter how you arrange...

Best of 2017 // #90: Smart Sign Language

'Talking' in American Sign Language takes a lot of dexterity from human hands.  Even the individual letters of the alphabet often take all five...

Best of 2017 // #91: Music to my Mind

Thomas Deuel has experience dealing with the brain, being both a Jazz musician and a Neurologist a the Swedish Medial Centre in Seattle.  He...

Best of 2017 // #92: Magnetic Moon

Recent tests on a rock from the Moon brought back by Apollo 15 astronauts revealed surprising evidence indicating a magnetic field on the moon...

Best of 2017 // #93: Water is Weird

Water is weird.  It expands when cooled, has a strange boiling point, and in June it got weirder.  Publishing a paper in the Proceedings...

Best of 2017 // #88: Water From Thin Air

Researchers have managed to create a new material that can pull drinkable water out of thin air, using zero power.  Using a mesh, which...

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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