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Researchers Invent a Camouflage Material That Changes Like a Chameleon

Mother Nature has already mastered the art of camouflage, so it only makes sense that we steal her ideas when it comes to the art of hiding. Researchers over in the US at the University of Michigan have developed a remarkable new material "inspired" by chameleons, which can change shape and colour under different lighting conditions. Read More >>

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A Simple Tetris-Based Explanation of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most complex areas of scientific study out there, causing physicists, chemists and meteorologists alike to scratch their heads—so it's understandable that the rest of us find it a little difficult to grasp. But this video is your best chance yet of understanding the topic. Read More >>

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The Top Five Types of People We all Unfriend on Facebook

Ever wondered who's most likely to get the chop on Facebook? Wonder no longer, because researchers from the University of Colorado Denver have been looking into the most common unfriendings on the social network. Read More >>

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'Pioneering' Research Shows Binge Drinking = Violence

Cutting-edge research out of Cardiff University has today proved something that every kebab-shop proprieter has long known: that there's a correlation between binge drinking and violence. Read More >>

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Watch Where 26 Asteroids Recently Slammed Into Earth

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Detection Network, that's usually used to monitor for covert nuclear weapons testing, serves and alternative use in its spare time: it detects asteroid impacts. This video visualises the data it's managed to collect since 2000. Read More >>

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How to Mould a Brain

Our brains are inherently plastic, and can be easily shaped to change our behaviour. In this video Crash Course looks at the history of psychology to explain how possible to mould our grey matter. Read More >>

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Can Eating Poppy Seeds Really Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

When Elaine on Seinfeld failed a drug test after eating a poppy seed muffin back in the 1996 episode "The Shower Head," the idea that you could fail a drug test after eating poppy seeds took off. Turns out, this wasn't yet another Hollywood writer invention—you really can potentially fail a drug test if you eat poppy seeds. Read More >>

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Help Record the Sound of Our Planet to Celebrate Earth Day

Our planet fizzes and crackles with a rich cacophony of sounds—but it constantly changes over time. Now, a team of scientists want to record the noises that surround us each and every Earth Day—which just happens to be today—to see exactly how it alters over time. Read More >>

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Why Thyroid Conditions are so Bad

It seems like just about everyone knows someone with a thyroid condition. Their symptoms can sometimes be wide ranging. Much like the HMRC and their tax codes, it can leave you a little confused about what exactly it does and why it can cause so many problems. In an effort to put this ignorance to bed, let's take a little closer look at this inexplicable little endocrine gland. Read More >>

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New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones From Across the Room

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they're one step closer to making that fantasy a reality with new wireless power transfer technology that works from over 15 feet away. And it works pretty damn well, too. Read More >>

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How You Can Make Graphene at Home in Your Blender

Graphene may be the supermaterial to rule them all—but it turns out you can make it at home. In your kitchen blender. Here's how. Read More >>

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Advanced Concrete Could Last More Than a Century Without Maintenance

A new water-repellent concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibres promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years. Read More >>

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What Would Happen if the Earth Span So Fast a Day Lasted One Second?

The Earth takes a little under 24 hours to rotates on its axis. But what if that leisurely paced pick up—and up and up and up? Read More >>

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Predict What Your Future Children Look Like in "Virtual Embryos"

Remember those slightly horrifying sites that mash up two faces to tell you what your hypothetical babies might look like? With genome sequencing and "virtual embryos," we might actually be able to do that—using science. Read More >>

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Researchers Develop a Way to X-Ray Rocks to Find Hidden Diamonds

It's no surprise that the diamond industry is willing to spend whatever it takes to make the process of mining precious gems even more profitable. And while it already relies on X-ray technology for spotting diamonds on the surface of mined ore, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute's Development Center for X-ray Technology EZRT have developed a way to now spot them buried inside rocks. Read More >>

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Look at These Beautiful Little Corals Grown Like Ice Lollies in a Lab

Coral sex is a wonder to behold. On a summer night, always around a full moon, corals somehow all know to release billions of sperm and eggs into the sea, turning the water into a pink miasma of sex. This spawning relies on precise environmental cues, which could get scrambled in climate change. That's why researchers are trying to get them to spawn in the lab. Read More >>

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