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Troubled by a wobbly suitcase on your holiday? New research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A reveals the best way to steady and stabilise it
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The German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who developed differential & integral calculus independently of Isaac Newton, was born #onthisday OS 1646 [ Ow.ly Link ]
The German polymath Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz who developed differential integra
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A reef coral in the Northern Red Sea proves resistant to elevated temperature & acidification [ Ow.ly Link ]
A reef coral in the Northern Red Sea proves resistant to elevated

A Coral to Outlast Climate Change | The Scientist Magazine®

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06/19/2017 at 07:45. Facebook
In Africa, most children with sickle cell disease die before they are five. If they do survive, the average life expectancy is 25 years-old.

On #sicklecellawarenessday, listen to the wonderful research by Tanzanian scientist, Julie Makani, who received the Pfizer Award for her work with sickle cell disease in 2011 [ Ow.ly Link ]
In Africa most children with sickle cell disease die before they are
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“Across the globe, two thirds of all large carnivores are threatened with extinction. Almost all of them have two things in common: They’re losing parts of their habitat to human activities, and they’re being persecuted because they attack and kill livestock”

New research, published this week in our Open Science journal, looks at the best methods to protect endangered carnivores [ Ow.ly Link ]
Across the globe two thirds of all large carnivores are threatened with

To Protect Endangered Carnivores, We Must Also Protect Livestock - Snow Leopard Trust

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It was #onthisday in 1963, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space, piloting Vostok 6 [ Ow.ly Link ]
It was onthisday in 1963 Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first
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Revered scientist and inventor, Benjamin Franklin, demonstrated the electrical nature of lightning with his famous kite experiment #onthisday in 1752 [ Ow.ly Link ]
Revered scientist and inventor Benjamin Franklin demonstrated the electrical nat
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Love cat pictures? So does your computer. Machine learning is giving technology the ability to recognise household pets, as well as recommend films we may like to watch.
Robotics expert Sabine Hauert delves into the ways machines are using data to expand their capabilities.
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"Journals & societies must wake up & address this issue" - academics on the frustrating process of manuscript submission [ Ow.ly Link ]
Journals societies must wake up address this issue academics on the frustrating

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Described as "The Last Man Who Knew Everything," British polymath & physician Thomas Young, was born #onthisday in 1773.

Here, Sir Martyn Poliakoff, looks at Young's Bakerian lecture, challenging Newton's theory of light Objectivity [ Ow.ly Link ]
Described as The Last Man Who Knew Everything British polymath physician Thomas
Scottish mathematician James Maxwell, who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, was born #onthisday 1831 [ Ow.ly Link ]
Scottish mathematician James Maxwell who formulated the classical theory of elec
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The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted light bending because of the gravity of a nearby white dwarf star — the first time astronomers have seen this type of distortion around a star other than the Sun [ Ow.ly Link ]
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted light bending because of the gravity
It's a valid question - Why is so much bad science published?

Research in our Open Science journal attempts to answer this [ Ow.ly Link ]
It's a valid question Why is so much bad science published

Why is so much bad science published? | Spectator Health

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Palaeontologists find lost ecosystem buried in mud of southern California coastal waters [ Ow.ly Link ]
Palaeontologists find lost ecosystem buried in mud of southern California coastal waters

Lost ecosystem found buried in mud of southern California coastal waters

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Bone fossils show prehistoric primates evolved in trees, not on the ground.

The analysis of a 62-million-year-old partial skeleton discovered in New Mexico — the oldest-known primate skeleton, was published in our Open Science journal [ Ow.ly Link ]
Bone fossils show prehistoric primates evolved in trees not on the ground

Prehistoric Primates Evolved In Trees, Not On The Ground, Bone Fossils Show

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Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that show Homo sapiens emerged at least 100,000 years earlier than previously recognised [ Ow.ly Link ]
Fossils of five early humans have been found in North Africa that

'First of our kind' found in Morocco - BBC News

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Despite its ancestors having feathers, Tyrannosaurus rex most likely had scaly skin, according to fossil evidence [ Ow.ly Link ]
Despite its ancestors having feathers Tyrannosaurus rex most likely had scaly skin

Study casts doubt on the idea of 'big fluffy T. rex' - BBC News

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Renowned as the 'father of the railways', British civil engineer George Stephenson, created the modern railway system we know today.

Pioneered by Stephenson, who was born #onthisday in 1781, rail transport was one of the most important technological inventions of the 19th century and a key component of the Industrial Revolution [ Ow.ly Link ]
Renowned as the father of the railways British civil engineer George Stephenson
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