Category Archives: Science

25Sep/17

Computer says no – beauty not in the eye of the beholder

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but now a computer facial mapping technique is proving geometry also plays an important part and the ancient Greeks knew all about it, as Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading

09Sep/17

Black hole in a ‘bathtub’ makes waves for UK scientists

British-based scientists have recreated the conditions around black holes using a water bath, shedding new light on the extraction of energy from the astronomical phenomenon. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

SANTIAGO, CHILE (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Continue reading

23Apr/17

Thousands take to New York streets to protest against science budget cuts

China Global Television Network (CGTN) – Tens of thousands of science and research advocates took to the streets of New York on Saturday to promote greater understanding of science and protest against their work being compromised by proposed federal budget cuts.
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18Apr/17

Mystery of mosquito flight solved

A new study sheds light on how mosquitoes manage to fly breaking all the norms of flapping wings, and could inspire future aerodynamic innovations, including micro-scale flying tech.
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30Mar/17

Scientists map Arabica coffee genome

Researchers have mapped the genome for Arabica coffee in an effort to unlock its delicious secrets and protect it against disease and climate change in the future.
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21Mar/17

Tiny predator is Top Gun of the insect world

A tiny fly, the size of a grain of rice, could be the Top Gun of the insect world after Cambridge scientists identified its remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, as Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading

20Mar/17

How coral bleaching happens

Scientists are warning that vast swathes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may never recover from repeated coral bleaching.
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