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Sake Microbes Overrun Factory

Jul 27, 14 Sake Microbes Overrun Factory

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

It could be the plot of a highly scientific disaster movie, if their main threat wasn't making sake taste nice. It has been discovered that the microbes that help to create sake, the Japanese alcohol made from rice, are not only in the product doing their job, but everywhere and on all kinds of surfaces in the factory. It may be the start of a microbe revolution slash prison break, or more likely, we have just not studied this phenomenon much before.

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Chemical Apple Pie Tricks Taste Buds At Science Camp

Jul 26, 14 Chemical Apple Pie Tricks Taste Buds At Science Camp

Posted by in Science

Chemical apple pie, chemical apple pie, kind of sounds like something that may just make you die. Actually, despite the name and the fact that it doesn't contain any actual apples, a participant at the WISE Kid-Netic Energy science camp held at Thompson's Deerwood Elementary School July 7-11 says this lab-designed version of the dessert tasted surprisingly authentic.

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Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

Jul 25, 14 Awkward During Puberty? Blame Your Parents

Posted by in Science

A recent study from Cambridge University in the UK has found that from the moment of birth, the timing of a girl’s first menstruation is predetermined based on a set of imprinted genes. Although science has always known that there were genetic variables for both male and female puberty, the recent study has “lifted the lid as to how complex” this genetic influence really is.

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Free Lego For Beachcombers

Jul 24, 14 Free Lego For Beachcombers

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

The whole world loves a Lego, don't they? But now, for some people, Lego pieces are turning up on the beaches of Britain's West Country where they can be picked up for free. So, where are all these little plastic treasures coming from?

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How To Improve Water Efficiency And Curtail Water Use

Jul 23, 14 How To Improve Water Efficiency And Curtail Water Use

Posted by in Science

Visiting with locals lead to many discussions about the concerns and issues they see with water availability or, more accurately, lack of availability. The seriousness of the water issues is palpable. Water availability is quickly becoming one of the most urgent issues for much of the United States, as well as other countries across the world.

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Science Video Of The Day: What Is Taxonomy?

In this Science Video of the Day, redOrbit's Emerald Robinson discusses, "What is taxonomy?"

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Eye Patterns Tell Love Or Desire

Jul 22, 14 Eye Patterns Tell Love Or Desire

Posted by in Science

Many people confuse love for lust in their personal lives, and a new study has found that how a person looks at a potential partner can provide a hint as to whether they are interested in a short-term or long-term romantic relationship.

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Feathery Dinosaurs

Jul 21, 14 Feathery Dinosaurs

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

We have come a long way in our understanding and knowledge of dinosaurs since I was a kid. Even just in the last few years, there has been a surge of new information brought to light about our planet’s previous tenants. Take the fact that some dinosaurs had feathers, for example.

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Open Wide And Swallow Those Bugs

Jul 18, 14 Open Wide And Swallow Those Bugs

Posted by in Science, WTF???

We all have had a bug fly in our mouth at one time or another, and our first thought after we gag is to spit it out quickly. However, in many parts of the world, insects are a delicacy. The term for this is “entomophagy,” which is the consumption of insects for food.

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Dolphin Mercenaries Get A New Master

Jul 18, 14 Dolphin Mercenaries Get A New Master

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

The various ways in which we exploit dolphins are particularly alarming. A lot of dolphins are still taken from the wild each year for food or dolphin entertainment facilities. But how about dolphins as weapons or dolphins as mercenaries?

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