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Brisbane Times
Meet the boss: NIDA head Lynne WilliamsThe head of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts Lynne Williams grew up surr
Meet the boss: NIDA head Lynne Williams
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 hours ago
The head of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts Lynne Williams grew up surrounded by singing. As anyone entering a creative field soon discovers fairly quickly, stable career paths in the industry can be hard to pin down. But as Lynne Williams... Read more
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The Age
Meet the boss: NIDA head Lynne WilliamsThe head of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts Lynne Williams grew up surr
Meet the boss: NIDA head Lynne Williams
The Age / Posted 5 hours ago
The head of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts Lynne Williams grew up surrounded by singing. As anyone entering a creative field soon discovers fairly quickly, stable career paths in the industry can be hard to pin down. But as Lynne Williams... Read more
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The Maui News
Queen Lili‘uokalani program Sept. 5 CalendarQueen Lili‘uokalani program Sept. 5Sat, September 5, 2015 An oral history and
Queen Lili‘uokalani program Sept. 5 Calendar
The Maui News / Posted 6 hours ago
Queen Lili‘uokalani program Sept. 5Sat, September 5, 2015 An oral history and singalong program about Queen Lili‘uokalani will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku. Learn about the life and contributions of... Read more
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EarthSky
Skydiving spider discovered in South AmericaA group of biologists working in Panama and Peru have discovered a type of noct
Skydiving spider discovered in South America
EarthSky / Posted 15 hours ago
A group of biologists working in Panama and Peru have discovered a type of nocturnal hunting spider, about two inches across, that is able to steer while falling, much like a wingsuit flyer, in order to return to the tree from which it fell. The... Read more
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The Huffington Post
The Microbes Living In Your Home Say A Lot About YouThere are thousands of microbial species crawling around your home right now --
The Microbes Living In Your Home Say A Lot About You
The Huffington Post / Posted 21 hours ago
There are thousands of microbial species crawling around your home right now -- and they can reveal a lot about you and anyone else who lives there. That's according to a study published Wednesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study... Read more
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PhysOrg
What human emotions do we really want of artificial intelligence?Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI. For man
What human emotions do we really want of artificial intelligence?
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI. For many centuries, much thought was given to what distinguishes humans from animals. These days thoughts turn to what distinguishes humans from machines. The British code... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Reckless Blackburn motorists who fail to ensure children wear seatbelts targeted by policeRECKLESS motorists who fail to ensure their children wear seatbelts are being t
Reckless Blackburn motorists who fail to ensure children wear seatbelts targeted by police
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
RECKLESS motorists who fail to ensure their children wear seatbelts are being targeted by police. Officers are particularly clamping down on the Audley, Highfield and Shadsworth areas of Blackburn, which have been identified as particular hot... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Winners of Wellington Science Fair AnnouncedFriday, 28 August 2015, 12:26 pmPress Release: NIWAThe 2015 NIWA Wellington Reg
Winners of Wellington Science Fair Announced
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:26 pmPress Release: NIWAThe 2015 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair has again been a resounding success, with more... Read more
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birminghammail
Most read: Trio in mortgage scam, hero teen saves girl, New Street toiletsReady for the last working day of the week and want to catch up on what's been
Most read: Trio in mortgage scam, hero teen saves girl, New Street toilets
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
Ready for the last working day of the week and want to catch up on what's been happening in Birmingham in the last 24 hours? Take a look at our summary of some of our most read news stories from Thursday, August 27: Trio face jail over mortgage... Read more
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Ekklesia
Lord Sutherland appeals to Stirling University not to axe religious studiesOne of Britain's most senior educationists and public servants has asked the Pr
Lord Sutherland appeals to Stirling University not to axe religious studies
Ekklesia / Posted yesterday
One of Britain's most senior educationists and public servants has asked the Principal of the University of Stirling to maintain its globally-recognised religious studies programme, following redundancy notices to staff and threats to courses. Baron... Read more
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FOX News
What the dust in your home reveals about youAn electron microscope image of Group A Streptococcus (orange) during phagocyti
What the dust in your home reveals about you
FOX News / Posted yesterday
An electron microscope image of Group A Streptococcus (orange) during phagocytic interaction with a human neutrophil (blue). (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via AP) Last year, volunteers mailed in dust samples taken from above... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Mums and dads warned of nappy sack choking riskParents have been warned to keep nappy sacks away from their children after the
Mums and dads warned of nappy sack choking risk
Yorkshire evening post / Posted yesterday
Parents have been warned to keep nappy sacks away from their children after they caused the deaths of 16 babies across the country. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is raising awareness of the choking hazard posed by the packaging... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Mums and dads warned of nappy sack choking riskParents have been warned to keep nappy sacks away from their children after the
Mums and dads warned of nappy sack choking risk
Wakefield Today / Posted yesterday
Parents have been warned to keep nappy sacks away from their children after they caused the deaths of 16 babies across the country. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is raising awareness of the choking hazard posed by the packaging... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum says she's 'heartbroken forever' after baby boy suffocates on nappy sackA mum has been “left heartbroken forever” after her baby son suffocated on a na
Mum says she's 'heartbroken forever' after baby boy suffocates on nappy sack
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
A mum has been “left heartbroken forever” after her baby son suffocated on a nappy sack. Beth Amison, from Cannock, has spoken following the death of her seven-month-old son Maison in 2013. The 23-year-old is now backing a Royal Society For the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers find instance of jellyfish benefitting top predators in an ocean ecosystemDrifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacolog
Researchers find instance of jellyfish benefitting top predators in an ocean ecosystem
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Drifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacology (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Japan and the U.S. has found an instance of jellyfish offering a benefit to a top ocean predator. In their paper published in the... Read more
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Newser
The Number One Thing Dust in Our Homes Says About Us? Hint: Pets Are Involved– Last year, volunteers mailed in dust samples taken from above interior and ex
The Number One Thing Dust in Our Homes Says About Us? Hint: Pets Are Involved
Newser / Posted yesterday
– Last year, volunteers mailed in dust samples taken from above interior and exterior door frames in 1,200 homes across the US as part of a citizen science project called Wild Life of Our Homes. Now, scientists are reporting in the journal... Read more
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birminghammail
Most read: Mortgage scam, nappy sack tragedy and Christmas Day attackBusy getting ready for the Bank Holiday weekend and not had chance to read this
Most read: Mortgage scam, nappy sack tragedy and Christmas Day attack
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
Busy getting ready for the Bank Holiday weekend and not had chance to read this morning's top stories? Here's your lunchtime round-up Mortgage scam Three relatives of a massive tax fraudster known as The General are facing jail over a... Read more
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Prospect Magazine
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list
Prospect Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and peerages lists for 2015. Here are the names in full: The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring the following Honours upon the... Read more
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birminghammail
Mum's warning after baby dies in nappy sack tragedyA Midland mum has revealed how she has been “left heartbroken forever” after he
Mum's warning after baby dies in nappy sack tragedy
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
A Midland mum has revealed how she has been “left heartbroken forever” after her baby son suffocated on a nappy sack. The 23-year-old is now backing a Royal Society For the Prevention Of Accidents campaign to make mother’s aware of the dangers of... Read more
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chroniclelive
Community Events in Brief: Week beginning August 24Bank Holiday family fun at South Tynedale Railway What: There will be steam lo
Community Events in Brief: Week beginning August 24
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Bank Holiday family fun at South Tynedale Railway What: There will be steam locos on each of the train rides throughout the day and as usual pay once and travel all day. Visitors can make a whole day out combining train rides, walks, refreshments in... Read more
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Alaska Public
NPR StoryIn Britain, Who's Tormenting The Queen's Swans? It may not have the dazzle of
NPR Story
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
In Britain, Who's Tormenting The Queen's Swans? It may not have the dazzle of a royal wedding, but the annual "swan upping" is one of the oldest events in the British royal calendar.Every English summer, men in red blazers and white trousers spend a... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
War on Weeds beginsMinister of Conservation27 August 2015New Zealanders will be encouraged to roll
War on Weeds begins
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
Minister of Conservation27 August 2015New Zealanders will be encouraged to roll up their sleeves and join forces to fight against invasive weeds in a new campaign launched today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.“It’s time to... Read more
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The Scientist
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?The largest survey of the microorganisms living in houses to date shows that sm
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?
The Scientist / Posted 2 days ago
The largest survey of the microorganisms living in houses to date shows that small samples of household dust can carry a lot of information. Researchers used genetic sequencing and microscopy to detail the composition of bacterial and fungal... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Horrified mum warns over dangers of bath seats after baby almost drownedA panic stricken mother has taken to Facebook to warn over the danger of baby b
Horrified mum warns over dangers of bath seats after baby almost drowned
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
A panic stricken mother has taken to Facebook to warn over the danger of baby bath seats after her daughter nearly drowned in one. Thankfully she managed to save her baby and has now warned others about the dangers of using the bath seat to wash... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Evelyn Ebsworth, scientistAfter a year spent as a research associate at Princeton he worked as a universi
Evelyn Ebsworth, scientist
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
After a year spent as a research associate at Princeton he worked as a university demonstrator in Chemistry at Cambridge from 1959 to 1964 and as a lecturer from 1964 to 1967. Elected a fellow of Christ’s College in 1959, he served as college tutor... Read more
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Ny Teknik
Dammråttornas inre liv: 9 000 arterI hopp om att få veta mer om vad som döljer sig i våra hem samlade forskare vid
Dammråttornas inre liv: 9 000 arter
Ny Teknik / Posted 2 days ago
I hopp om att få veta mer om vad som döljer sig i våra hem samlade forskare vid University of Colorado in dammråttor från 1 200 hushåll över hela USA. Forskarna var framför allt intresserade av smuts från dörrfodrens överkanter, ett ställe vi sällan... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Epaphras Mogagabise Ramaila1897-1962 Ramaila was a teacher, an evangelist, philosopher, a music composer
Epaphras Mogagabise Ramaila
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
1897-1962 Ramaila was a teacher, an evangelist, philosopher, a music composer and an African writer. was born into a Northern Sotho or Pedi speaking family on 30 January 1897 in the small village of Lehlakaneng close to... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
North Devon’s August bank holiday what’s on guide Join Appledore Band for its Proms Concert on the Quay this Sunday (August 30)
North Devon’s August bank holiday what’s on guide
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
Join Appledore Band for its Proms Concert on the Quay this Sunday (August 30) from 5.30pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet. North Devon events from 27/08/15 to 02/09/15 THURSDAY, AUGUST 27 BINGO:... Read more
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chroniclelive
'Good idea but a waste of time' and other things you're saying about Whickham 20mph plansPlans to introduce a blanket 20mph speed limit across the whole of Whickham in
'Good idea but a waste of time' and other things you're saying about Whickham 20mph plans
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
Plans to introduce a blanket 20mph speed limit across the whole of Whickham in Gateshead provoked a storm of protest from readers. While some did approve of the speed restrictions, many clearly would like to plans to stall with several claiming a... Read more
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PhysOrg
Study shows nesting under white lights causes increased hormone levels in songbirdsEastern Yellow Robin. Credit: Wikipedia. (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers
Study shows nesting under white lights causes increased hormone levels in songbirds
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Eastern Yellow Robin. Credit: Wikipedia. (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with members from The Netherlands Institute of Ecology, the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Wageningen University has found that wild great tits living under... Read more
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PhysOrg
Broad scale phylogeny of orchids reveals secrets of their diversityOrchid. Credit: Nicolas Perrault II/Wikipedia (Phys.org)—An international team
Broad scale phylogeny of orchids reveals secrets of their diversity
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Orchid. Credit: Nicolas Perrault II/Wikipedia (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has conducted a broad scale phylogeny of orchids for the first time and in so doing have uncovered many of the reasons for their broad diversity. In their... Read more
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New Kerala
Dust in your house can tell gender of occupants What story can the dust collected from your house tell? These organisms can i
Dust in your house can tell gender of occupants
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
What story can the dust collected from your house tell? These organisms can indicate not just the geographical location of your residence, but also the proportion of male and female members in the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Mosquito terminators and vampire spidersEvarcha culicivora Two University of Canterbury (UC) researchers' insights abou
Mosquito terminators and vampire spiders
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Evarcha culicivora Two University of Canterbury (UC) researchers' insights about two species of spider that feed preferentially on mosquitoes have been published in the Journal of Arachnology in America. The article by Dr Fiona Cross and Professor... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
High-end author A.L. Kennedy dives into sci-fi with Dr. WhoAuthor A.L. Kennedy reacts after winning the Costa Book Award with her book ''D
High-end author A.L. Kennedy dives into sci-fi with Dr. Who
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 3 days ago
Author A.L. Kennedy reacts after winning the Costa Book Award with her book ''Day'' at the Intercontinental Hotel in central London in this file photograph dated January 22, 2008. LONDON A.L. Kennedy, the feted British writer of high-end literary... Read more
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PhysOrg
Size matters for science paper writers, study findsCredit: Petr Kratochvil/Public Domain Short really is sweet when it comes to s
Size matters for science paper writers, study finds
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Credit: Petr Kratochvil/Public Domain Short really is sweet when it comes to scientific paper titles, according to researchers looking for the secret to academic stardom. A succinct title made a study more likely to be cited by fellow academics—the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Home sweet microbe: Dust in your house can predict geographic region, gender of occupantsHousehold dust under a microscope. Credit: NIAID The humble dust collecting in
Home sweet microbe: Dust in your house can predict geographic region, gender of occupants
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Household dust under a microscope. Credit: NIAID The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Bacteria in house dust reflect who lives there › News in Science (ABC Science) Site Navigation Ancient Worlds Energy & Tra
Bacteria in house dust reflect who lives there
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
› News in Science (ABC Science) Site Navigation Ancient Worlds Energy & Transport Environment & Nature Health & Medical Innovation & Technology Latest News in Science News Analysis Science... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Coral gets bailed out by an enemy—studyPARIS, France—Under attack from hordes of ravenous starfish, Pacific coral is g
Coral gets bailed out by an enemy—study
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
PARIS, France—Under attack from hordes of ravenous starfish, Pacific coral is getting help from an unexpected source—seaweed, an arch enemy, researchers said on Wednesday. Seaweed is no friend of the fragile ecosystems of coral reefs, pumping out... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
House dust can reveal who you live with and what your pet is, study showsIf the steady build-up of grime, stains and crumbs on the floor is not enough t
House dust can reveal who you live with and what your pet is, study shows
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 3 days ago
If the steady build-up of grime, stains and crumbs on the floor is not enough to spur you to a home cleaning spree, then research on the bugs that lurk in house dust might just do the job. Tests on dust gathered from the tops of door frames in more... Read more
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PhysOrg
Foes can become friends on the coral reefCages fabricated on the sea floor allow experimentation to understand the role
Foes can become friends on the coral reef
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
Cages fabricated on the sea floor allow experimentation to understand the role of seaweeds in protecting corals from attack by crown-of-thorns sea stars. Credit: Cody Clements, Georgia Tech On the coral reef, knowing who's your friend and who's your... Read more
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PhysOrg
'Targeted punishments' against countries could tackle climate changeA diagram of two possible strategies of targeted punishment studied in the pape
'Targeted punishments' against countries could tackle climate change
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
A diagram of two possible strategies of targeted punishment studied in the paper. Credit: Royal Society Open ScienceTargeted punishments could provide a path to international climate change cooperation, new research in game theory has... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Worried about gross bacteria in your house? Get rid of pets - and menMore pets - and men - in your home means you are more likely to have some very
Worried about gross bacteria in your house? Get rid of pets - and men
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
More pets - and men - in your home means you are more likely to have some very yucky bacteria in your house, scientists say in a new study. Bringing a pet into the house means importing the bacteria found in the animals' mouths and excrement,... Read more
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SciDev.net
Newton Advanced Fellowships available in clinical researchBringing science and development together through original news and analysis
Newton Advanced Fellowships available in clinical research
SciDev.net / Posted 4 days ago
Bringing science and development together through original news and analysis The Academy of Medical Sciences, in partnership with the Royal Society and the British Academy, is offering... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Pierre Ducret: Shifting to a resilient economy is an economic conundrumFollowing the global economic crisis that deeply affected Europe after 2008, th
Pierre Ducret: Shifting to a resilient economy is an economic conundrum
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Following the global economic crisis that deeply affected Europe after 2008, there was a debate between those who considered that recovering growth with traditional economic means was the urgent priority to bring back employment and income and those... Read more
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Information Today
ReadCube Signs Its 60th PublisherReadCube will index more than 29,000 articles from 30 MIT Press journals as Enh
ReadCube Signs Its 60th Publisher
Information Today / Posted 4 days ago
ReadCube will index more than 29,000 articles from 30 MIT Press journals as Enhanced PDFs on ReadCube’s platform. Subjects include the arts, economics, science and technology, history, and political science. The... Read more
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Canberra Times
The last word on Mark Latham - forget outrage, embrace a non-beige societyCommunications minister Malcolm Turnbull copped a storm of abuse when he tweete
The last word on Mark Latham - forget outrage, embrace a non-beige society
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull copped a storm of abuse when he tweeted about people's "mad dash" to save money on their Opal transport card in NSW. Photo: Andrew Meares High-flying women who farm their babies out to nannies are selfish.... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Researchers study controlled descent of spiders, flight evolutionResearchers studied a species of “sky-diving” spiders in South America that exh
Researchers study controlled descent of spiders, flight evolution
The Daily Californian / Posted 4 days ago
Researchers studied a species of “sky-diving” spiders in South America that exhibits a unique controlled movement when they descend, a behavior that may have significant implications for the evolution of arachnid — and possibly other aerial animal —... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Male elephant seals use voices to identify rivals, UCSC study findsSANTA CRUZ -- Northern elephant seals arrive by the thousands for breeding seas
Male elephant seals use voices to identify rivals, UCSC study finds
Oakland Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
SANTA CRUZ -- Northern elephant seals arrive by the thousands for breeding season on California beaches. The giant males desperately look for a mate but most strike out. Alpha bulls yell at rivals that come too close to their harems. It sounds like... Read more
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Romford Recorder
Calls for smoking to be banned outside pubs, clubs and schools Havering Council called on residents to give up smoking, on national No Smoki
Calls for smoking to be banned outside pubs, clubs and schools
Romford Recorder / Posted 4 days ago
Havering Council called on residents to give up smoking, on national No Smoking Day. Calls for smoking to be banned outside pubs, bars and schools have been made. The Royal Society for... Read more
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Daily Mail
Victorian volcano chaser’s fascinating pictures from around the worldVictorians go volcano-hunting in the days when explorers wore suits... and the
Victorian volcano chaser’s fascinating pictures from around the world
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Victorians go volcano-hunting in the days when explorers wore suits... and the only protective headgear was a parasol: Geology pioneer’s fascinating pictures 120 years before Instagram Volcano-chaser Tempest Anderson spent his life documenting... Read more
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