Category: Science

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Scientists warn we may need to live with social distancing for a year or more

Life in America — and in many countries around the world — is changing drastically. We’re physically distanced from our favorite people, we’re avoiding our...

Critically endangered, birds, spotted, south China

Critically endangered birds spotted in south China

Story by Xinhua Forestry rangers in south China’s Guangdong Province have recently found a flock of critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers in a local reserve....

Dogs, infrared, noses, heat, research

Dogs have ‘infrared’ noses to detect heat, says new research

Story by Reuters New research indicated that dogs have a certain type of infrared sensor in the tip of their nose that enables them to detect minute changes in...

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What makes dogs so special? Science says love

Story by AFP The idea that animals can experience love was once anathema to the psychologists who studied them, seen as a case of putting sentimentality before...

Jellyfish, sting, touch, venom

Here’s how a jellyfish can sting you without even a single touch

Story by AFP Scientists have found that a species of the jellyfish throw venom grenades to create stinging water to snare their preys.  The Cassiopea xamachana...

Orangutan, help, man, mud, river, photo

Heart-melting moment as orangutan extends helping hand to man stuck in river

A heart-melting picture has captured the moment an orangutan reached out to help a conservationist who appeared to be stuck in a river. The picture was taken in a...

Scientists, bionic jellyfish, oceans

Scientists develop bionic jellyfish to explore oceans efficiently

Story by Reuters It may sound more like science fiction than science fact, but researchers have created bionic jellyfish by embedding microelectronics into these...

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Scientists find out why stress turns your hair grey

A new discovery has found that stress turns human hair grey and there are factors that lead to such a situation. Scientists have long understood that gray hair is the...

Global, Natural resource, consumption

Global natural resource consumption hits 100 billion tonnes: report

Story by AFP The world is using up more than 100 billion tonnes of natural resources per year for the first time ever while global recycling of raw materials has fallen,...

Scientists, seven billion year-old, stardust, oldest, solid material

Scientists say seven billion year-old ‘stardust’ is oldest solid material found

Story by AFP Researchers say that new techniques have allowed them to identify the oldest solid material ever found on earth. The stardust, formed five to seven billion...