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How Did Giant Pterosaurs Fly?

The largest pterosaurs like Quetzalcoatlus were closer in size to airplanes than birds. No flying animal alive today comes close to their huge size. So did giant pterosaurs actually fly? I went to see the fossil bones of the largest … Continue reading

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Engineers design a reusable, silicone rubber face mask – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks were designed to be easily sterilized and used … Continue reading

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With the help of a polarized light microscope, THE VIBRANCY records the fascinating crystallization processes of various substances. The film is the sequel of THE ARCTIC (vimeo.com/333319621), and the 26th film of the Envisioning Chemistry series (envisioningchemistry.com/). Credits Video: Wenting … Continue reading

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These revolutionary cities are forcing cars to take a back seat | Living

Now could be the perfect time for a sustainable transport revolution. By Rosie Frost We’ve become used to the quieter roads, fewer cars and open public spaces. It feels like there is more space to breathe. The ability to cycle … Continue reading

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The Microbe You Eat All The Time

Yeast: the most coveted microbe during this pandemic. This week we’re taking a close look at the little guys that make up our bread and beer and the vital role they’ve had for thousands of years. Follow Journey to the … Continue reading

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To Let Neurons Talk, Immune Cells Clear Paths through Brain’s ‘Scaffolding’ – ScienceBlog.com

To make new memories, our brain cells first must find one another. Small protrusions that bud out from the ends of neurons’ long, branching tentacles dock neurons together so they can talk. These ports of cellular chatter – called synapses, … Continue reading

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Second Brazilian museum fire in two years reignites calls for reform

Researchers in Brazil are sifting through the ashes of a fire that destroyed part of a museum in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais on 15 June. The blaze follows repeated warnings about fire risks at museums, and comes less … Continue reading

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Quarks Explained in Four Minutes – Physics Girl

Protons and neutrons are made of three quarks, right? Wrong! Explore the particle they should have told you about when you were a kid! 10 quirky facts about quarks blog post: http://www.physicsgirl.org/blog/tenqu… Instagram: http://instagram.com/thephysicsgirl Facebook: http://www.physicsgirl.org/facebook Twitter: http://www.physicsgirl.org/twitter Updates: http://physicsgirl.org

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BBC World Service – Discovery, The Origin of Stuff, Fork

Katy Brand explores the life of the unsung hero of the cutlery world – the fork. Listen: BBC World Service – Discovery, The Origin of Stuff, Fork

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Taste-Changing Spoon Experiment | Dara Ó Briain’s Science Club | Earth Lab

The colour of food doesn’t just affect what it looks like, it affects what it tastes like in our mouth but what about what we eat it from? Taken from Dara O’Briain’s Science Club.

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