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NHS DNA Scheme to Fight Cancer and Genetic Diseases
Offbeat  (tags: DNA, devastating diseases, NHS )

- 14 minutes ago -
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases", the NHS says.
'Horrific Statistics': Male Rapes Common in UK Army, DoD Data Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Human rights, Military, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

- 14 minutes ago -
At least three rapes and 22 sexual assaults have been carried out against men in the UK military forces over the last two years, the Ministry of Defence revealed under a freedom of information request.
The True Colors of Yellowstone's Thermal Springs Unveiled By Scientists
Offbeat  (tags: Physics, Science, USA )

- 14 minutes ago -
Researchers have created a simple mathematical model that reveals the stunning colors of the hot springs at Yellowstone National Park by visually recreating what they looked like years ago before decades of tourists ruined them with rubbish.
12/20/2014 -- X Class Solar Flare (X1.8)   video
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- 39 minutes ago -
An X-class solar flare occurred in the early morning hours of December 20, 2014. Coming from AR12242 as it passes towards the Western limb of the Sun.
Argentine Court Extends Human Right to Freedom to Orangutan
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Court, Human rights, South America )

- 1 hour ago -
In an unprecedented decision, an Argentine court has ruled that the Sumatran orangutan 'Sandra', who has spent 20 years at the zoo in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, should be recognized as a person with a right to freedom.
What Do You Know About Nebulae?
Offbeat  (tags: quiz, education, knowledge., science, nebulae )

- 1 hour ago -
What do you know about nebulae? Take the quiz and test your knowledge.
I-Wonder: Could LEDs Save the Planet?
Offbeat  (tags: light, 21st Century light, quantum physics to shine, Where do LEDs light up our lives )

- 3 hours ago -
It's impossible to imagine modern life without electric light. So much of our working lives, our leisure time, and the running of our 24-hour-a-day cities, depends on a clean, safe supply of illumination.
2014 Was Full Of Adorable Animal Science
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, interesting, pictures )

- 10 hours ago -
Humans did some pretty nifty science in 2014 -- to name a few, we landed on a comet, found a humongous dinosaur and spotted super-far-away galaxies. But the cutest science,
'Tis The Season ... To Meet 5 Animals Who Could Be Mistaken For Ornaments
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, bizarre, interesting, pictures )

- 10 hours ago -
These critters are all dressed up for the holidays ... and every day!<br /> 1. Crystal red shrimp
Magic Mushrooms Found in Queen Elizabeth's Garden at Buckingham Palace
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- 10 hours ago -
"Shrooms in the queen's garden" may sound like a trippy 1960s song title, but it's actually a fact
Move Over, Rudolph: National Geographic's Favorite Reindeer Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, reindeers, National Geographic, animals, photos, society, world )

- 10 hours ago -
Beautiful photos of reindeers
Changing Times: Pandas Come to Kuala Lumpur
Offbeat  (tags: 1600 pandas, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, world tour, conservation, creative initiative, Paulo Grangeon, WWF, Changing Times, Annette Gartland )

- 10 hours ago -
Today is a celebration of how we are infusing the elements of art in educating the public about this urgent message. I am convinced that, if all of us work together for the betterment of our environment, we can preserve it for future generations.
California Mountain Lion Captured and Tranquilized | Daily Mail Online
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, interesting, pictures, news )

- 13 hours ago -
Imagine looking out to see this sight.

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