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Cute Chick Rover: A New Way to Spy on Shy Penguins
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, environment, habitat, penguins, robot, research, interesting )

Naoko
- 45 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
- 49 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
- 55 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.
The Feral Felines of Cat Heaven Island
Offbeat  (tags: cats, habitat, Japan, Fukuoka, cat heaven, research )

Naoko
- 88 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
You will immediately notice the cats. There are hundreds of them, roaming freely. Almost all are feral, wild-living and battle-hardened. For cat lovers, the place is becoming a tourist attraction.
Japanese Researchers' Banana Peel Study Wins Ig Nobel Award
Offbeat  (tags: research, scientists, discovery, interesting, off-beat, humor )

Naoko
- 89 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A team of Japanese scientists earned the Ig Nobel Physics Prize for detailing the hazards of stepping on a banana peel in their paper titled "Frictional Coefficient under Banana Skin."
Weirdest Worm Ever? Clawed Creature Finds Its Family Tree
Offbeat  (tags: science, discovery, research, fossil worm )

Beatrice
- 112 days ago - livescience.com
When researchers first discovered the fossil worm Hallucigenia in the 1970s, they were so perplexed they identified its head as its tail and its legs as its spines. Now, this 505-million-year-old worm, whose fossil was discovered in Canada's Burgess
Dementia Progress 'Achingly Slow' Says Global Envoy
Offbeat  (tags: G8, Politics, Health, research, dementia )

Ray
- 181 days ago - bbc.co.uk
G8 countries pledged to find a cure or treatment for dementia, Progress on research and treatment for dementia has been "achingly slow", an expert says ahead of a London summit.
BBC BIAS IN ELECTION REPORTING
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, media, internet, news, politics, society, corruption, freedoms, government, politics, humans, research, government, politics, europe, interesting, freedoms, ethics, media, news, world, society, corruption, co )

Wendy
- 205 days ago - you.38degrees.org.uk
Dear BBC, we believe the BBC should URGENTLY establish processes that ensure that election reporting is fair, unbiased not sensationalist ensuring those processes are followed so that reporting fairly reflects the state of polling and voting in Britain
Animal Research 'Pledge on Openness' Agreed
Offbeat  (tags: bio-industry, scientists, science, research, animals )

Ray
- 216 days ago - bbc.co.uk
UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments, The Concordat on Openness on Animal Research has initially been signed by 72 organisations, including universities, bio-industry companies,
Your Dreams Can Be Controlled By Electrically Stimulating Your Brain - Body Hackers and Chronic Nightmare Sufferers Rejoice!
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Dreams, Chronic Nightmares, PTSD, Lucid Dreaming, Electrical Stimulation, Body Hacking, Research )

Brian
- 216 days ago - extremetech.com
"These findings come from a new study that found that lucid dreaming could be induced in a full 70% of participants, with a simple (external) electrical current passed across the frontal lobe."
Body Clock: What Makes You Tick?
Offbeat  (tags: Body Clock, health, Science, Research )

Ray
- 217 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As leading scientists warn that society has become "supremely arrogant" by ignoring the importance of sleep and the body clock, we examine the profound impact our internal clocks have on our body.
Ageing Research: Could New Blood Be the Secret to Youth?
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, research, humans, Ageing, blood, secret to youth )

Ray
- 226 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The secret to reversing the ageing process could lie in the blood of the young, according to new research. Scientists, who have been experimenting on mice, have discovered older animals got stronger,
Six Habits of Highly Empathic People - Via Alternet
Offbeat  (tags: Research, Empathy, Humans, Interesting News )

Victoria
- 320 days ago - alternet.org
Are you a HEP (highly empathic person)? Well, even if you're not, it's possible to cultivate these highly pro-social traits. This interesting article was originally published by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.
Antarctic Researchers Focus on Penguin Poo
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, environment, penguin, poo, research, Antarctic )

Naoko
- 417 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
SYDNEY - Ancient penguin droppings and the impact of global warming on the Antarctic food chain are the focus of Australia's latest scientific mission to the icy continent, which departed Oct. 15.
 

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