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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 2018: Hidden Ice World

When the Larsen C Ice Shelf collapsed back in 2017, it revealed a hidden world - an entire marine ecosystem that had evolved hidden...

The Best of 2013 // #98: Crowd-Sourcing Pluto’s Moons

The International Astronomical Union, or IAU, settled on a crowd-sourced contest to name two moons for Pluto - and the Internet looked to the...

Best of 2014 // #98: Venus Rising

Have you ever looked out of an airplane and seen a rainbow-colored circle of light? That is what is known as a Glory. This...

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 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 2018: Environment and Climate

There's still some space to change course on climate change, but the window grows smaller every day.  What we decide to do in the...

The Best of 2013 // #99: A Discovery 70 years in...

Almost 70 years ago, a team at Trinity College in Dublin began a demonstration to show that Tar Pitch, which looks much like a...
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Best of 2016 // #99: Portrait of the other Woman

Using a particle accelerator, Australian researchers discovered a second, very different face hidden underneath a famous work of art. /READ MORE // Is this a Photo,...

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...

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