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Fabric Color Fluctuates in Wind, Heat, Sound and More

Fabric Color Fluctuates in Wind, Heat, Sound and More

This has to be one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen all week. It’s fabric imbued with a special ink designed to react to seven stimuli: heat, UV, pollution, moisture, chemicals, friction, and sound. It comes from UK-based artist Lauren Bowker of the material studio THE UNSEEN

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New Flying Reptile Species Found

New Flying Reptile Species Found

Varying ages of the newfound species, dubbed Caiuajara dobruskii, fill the rare boneyard, which was once part of a desert lake in the late Cretaceous period, about 100 million to 66 million years ago. With a wingspan of up to 7.7 feet (2.35 meters) C. dobruskii had a head that was shaped different

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Daily aspirin 'cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths'

Daily aspirin ‘cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths’

Taking aspirin every day can reduce the chance of developing or dying from bowel and stomach cancers, a review of all available evidence suggests. And scientists predict if everyone aged 50 and above in the UK took the drug for 10 years, some 122,000 deaths could be prevented over two decades. B

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Inside the World's Largest Indoor Farm

Inside the World’s Largest Indoor Farm

Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed the world's largest indoor farm—25,000 square feet of futuristic garden beds nurtured by 17,500 LED lights in a bacteria-free, pesticide-free environment. The result? About 10,000 heads of fresh lettuce harvested each

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Ants can help trap atmospheric carbon dioxide

Ants can help trap atmospheric carbon dioxide

Ants may play a role in cooling down the Earth by assisting in the gradual reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide, scientists say. A new study provides the first quantitative measurement of in situ calcium-magnesium silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, tree roots, and bare ground. The

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Complex Bread Wheat Genome Cracked

Complex Bread Wheat Genome Cracked

The genome of bread wheat, the grass-turned-crop whose cultivation ushered in the rise of civilization, has been mapped by an international consortium. The genome's unusual size and form made the sequencing especially difficult for the team led by scientists from Germany, the United States, the Cze

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plant-eating dinos had plumage too

plant-eating dinos had plumage too

Many dinosaurs may have been covered in elaborate feathers similar to those of modern-day birds, according to a study of new fossils. The finding raises the possibility that the very earliest dinosaurs had feathers, and that such plumage was much more common than thought. The prevailing theory is t

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Transplant patient John Leveson tells of medal success

Transplant patient John Leveson tells of medal success

A transplant patient has told how his operation gave him a second chance of life and helped him become a medal-winning cyclist. John Leveson, of Cumbria, was diagnosed with an incurable illness in 2007 and had only months left to live by the time he received a transplant at the Freeman Hospital in

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New species of water bear found, it's so resilient it can survive in SPACE

New species of water bear found, it’s so resilient it can survive in SPACE

A tiny new species of animal dubbed the 'water bear' has been discovered living in Antarctica - and it's so tough it can survive in space. Scientists found the creature - a member of the tardigrade family - on a trip to Victoria Land some 3,500 miles (5,600km) south of Australia. A number of them,

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Simple blood test gives early warning of Alzheimer's

Simple blood test gives early warning of Alzheimer’s

A blood test for Alzheimer's might be just two years away. Abdul Hye at King's College London and his colleagues have identified 10 proteins in blood that can predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease a year after having mild memory problems. Its accuracy is almost 90 per cent. That could prove

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