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Scientists Find Traces of Uranium in Lung of Hiroshima Woman Showered With 'Black Rain'
Offbeat  (tags: research, scientists, health, black rain, radiation, uranium, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, exposure )

Naoko
- 26 days ago - mainichi.jp
A joint research team of Hiroshima and Nagasaki universities said the group successfully photographed traces of uranium left in lung tissue of a woman who was showered by nuclear fallout known as "black rain" in Hiroshima in August 1945, the first evidenc
Java Sparrows Use Bill-Clicking to Keep Time in Mating Songs
Offbeat  (tags: study, research, interesting, discovery, Java sparrow, song, mating song, Hokkaido University )

Naoko
- 26 days ago - mainichi.jp
Just like a person clapping their hands in time to a song they're singing, Java sparrows click their beaks to the beat of their mating call, a Hokkaido University research team has discovered.
Solar Impulse Shelters Under Tent in Nagoya as Rain Beats Down
Offbeat  (tags: weather, environment, CO2emissions, research, solar, Solar Impulse, Nagoya, bad weather )

Naoko
- 29 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The fragile, sunshine-powered Solar Impulse 2 remained at Nagoya Airport on Wednesday, protected from rain and wind by a giant inflatable hangar erected around its giant, 72-meter wings.
Tell @USDA and @HHSGov to Support Dietary Guidelines That Are Good for Public Health and the Planet!
Offbeat  (tags: research, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, world )

Julie
- 73 days ago - secure.sierraclub.org
Tell @USDA and @HHSGov to support dietary guidelines that are good for public health and the planet .
3D Cryosat' Tracks Arctic Winter Sea Ice
Offbeat  (tags: science, scientists, research, tech, environment, climate, Cryosat )

Ray
- 75 days ago - bbc.co.uk
To understand Arctic sea ice requires measurement of both area and thickness, Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
Aboriginal Legend on Origin of Central Australian Palm Trees Matches Scientific Research
Offbeat  (tags: aboriginals, aboriginal legend, science, research )

Katka
- 85 days ago - ntnews.com.au
An Aboriginal legend, passed down for at least 30,000 years has been proven with scientific research.
I-Wonder: Which Fats Can Make You Healthy?
Offbeat  (tags: nutrition, Fats, EFA, food, study, research, health, risks, diet, illness )

Ray
- 89 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Did you know that all food contains some fat âEUR" even carrots and lettuce contain tiny amounts! But does conflicting advice about which fatty foods you should eat have you confused?
Dark Matter 'Ghosts' Through Galactic Smash-Ups
Offbeat  (tags: research, galactic smash-ups, Dark matter, scientists, astronomy, environment, space )

Ray
- 89 days ago - bbc.co.uk
By observing multiple collisions between huge clusters of galaxies, scientists have witnessed dark matter coasting straight through the turmoil.
How Can We Curb 'Fat Cat' Bosses' Pay?
Offbeat  (tags: Fat Cats, Bosses, Business, research )

Ray
- 95 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The average chief executive trousered £4.5m in 2013 - more than 160 times the pay of the average Briton, and up 5% from 2012.
Dogs 'Can Tell Difference Between Happy and Angry Faces'
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Dogs, Research )

Ray
- 131 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Research is now suggesting something dog-lovers have long suspected - man's best friend can tell the difference between our happy and angry faces.
Terrifying Time Loop: The Man Trapped in Constant Deja Vu
Offbeat  (tags: health, constant deja vu, science, scientists, research )

Ray
- 158 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Scientists believe the extraordinary case of a 23-year-old British man with "constant deja vu" may have been triggered by anxiety. It is the first time such a link has been made. But what is deja vu - and do we really know what causes it?
Scientist Has A Bedbug Breakthrough After Subjecting Herself To 18,000 Bites
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, odd, off-beat, performance, wildlife, women, protection, humans, safety, environment, bizarre, animals, culture, ethics, unusual, world, disease, research, safety, study, health, health, environment, treatment, warning, women, safety, humans )

Linda
- 179 days ago - businessinsider.com
For five years, she willingly succumbed each night to the wrath of tiny, bronze-bodied critters who fed on her blood.odied critters who fed on her blood. SCIENCE More: Biology Bedbugs Health Scientist Has A Bedbug Breakthrough After Subjecting Herself
Cute Chick Rover: A New Way to Spy on Shy Penguins
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, environment, habitat, penguins, robot, research, interesting )

Naoko
- 243 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
This photo provided by Frederique Olivier/John Downer Productions shows a remote-controlled roving camera camouflaged as a penguin chick in Adelie Land, Antarctica. The device is so convincing that penguins don't scamper away and sometimes even sing to it
Unexpected Ways to Wake Up Your Brain
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brains, research )

Ray
- 246 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert? Michael Mosley tested caffeine against some unlikely alternatives
Goofy Dinosaur Blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
Offbeat  (tags: science, research, history, discovery, dinosaurs, Mongolia, goofy, interesting )

Naoko
- 253 days ago - mainichi.jp
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
 

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