Science

Could you bite your finger in half like a carrot?

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The most infuriating of the popular body myths: the idea that breaking off your finger requires the same force as breaking a carrot. It isn’t fascinating because it’s stupid;...

Russian Bots on Twitter

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Russian bots have been accused of spreading disinformation and sowing discord in the West. There is evidence they have attempted to interfere with the U.S Presidential elections...

The All-Female Crayfish Species

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Crayfish, sometimes also known as crawfish, crawdad or freshwater lobsters, are closely related to the lobster. Crayfish can be found throughout the world, mainly in freshwater....

Mythbusters: is the Pineal Gland Psychic?

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Once called the “third eye”, the pineal gland is a small gland located deep in the centre of the brain. The pineal gland was one of the last brain organs to be discovered and...

Word of the Week: Pasteurise

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Today we associate pasteurisation mainly with milk, but the technique was originally developed to stop wine and beer from spoiling. While the principle of boiling liquids to kill...

NASA’s Methane Ocean Submarine

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Does a space submarine sound cool? Does it sound insane? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes, which makes NASA’s plans to fire one into space to explore the alien...

‘Cheddar Man’ DNA Suggests Dark Skin

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Have you heard about the dark skinned immigrant who was found in a cave in Somerset? It caused quite a stir in the media, and sent many Daily Mail readers into a bit of a...

Cryptocurrency Explained

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Cryptocurrency is, as the name suggests, a form of currency. But what exactly makes it tick? Well, unlike ‘ordinary’ currency, it has no central bank controlling it or...

Kochevar’s Computer Interface

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Imagine the possibilities in a world where the actions of a computer could be controlled by simply using your mind. No more typing, no more buttons, no more screen-tapping. Just...

Word of the Week: Prophylaxis

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The news is flooded with claims of an impending antibiotic apocalypse, the NHS is crumbling under the largest patient load it’s ever had to cope with… and dentists are...