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Birds Lost Their Sweet Tooth, Hummingbirds Got Theirs Back
Science & Tech  (tags: hummingbirds, nectar, animals, discovery, environment, research, scientists )

Lone
- 2 days ago - phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
Hummingbirds feed largely on nectar, the sweet liquid that flowers produce. They love the stuff and the sweeter the better; they'll actually reject flowers whose nectar isn't sweet enough.
The Artificial Leaf That Could Power the World
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, breakthroughs, power, renewable energy )

Freya
- 3 days ago - edition.cnn.com
As Daniel Nocera gazed down on one of his experiments in what has come to be known as the "holy grail" of energy research, his response was to shrug: "Oh, that can't be right."
Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 Minutes By Chinese Supersonic Submarine
Science & Tech  (tags: Supersonic sub )

Micheael
- 3 days ago - scmp.com
Chinese eye 'supercavitation' technology as future of underwater travel
Life Discovered In Antarctic Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, biology, Antarctica, Lake Whillans, Lake Vostok, microbes )

Lynn
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, ... a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.
Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In Their Brains
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, health, autism, science, interesting, humans )

Michael
- 4 days ago - iflscience.com
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 68 children born in the U.S. In an effort to find out why, a group of researchers led by David Sulzer at Columbia University Medical Center examined the synapses in the brains of children with autism.
Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!
Science & Tech  (tags: design, Gizmos, health, interesting, safety, technology, world )

Kathy
- 6 days ago - inhabitat.com
It is astonishing that the design of crutches hasn't changed much since they were invented about 100 years ago. Behzad Rashidi's brilliant Sit & Stand Walking Assistant addresses this anachronism and reconfigures the crutch into a hands-free aid that uses
Please Sign US Petition - Texas Label GMOs - Via Move On Petitions
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, US, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Food Industry, Health risks, Eco-system, Sustainablity, Ethics, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 7 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Demand legislation to require the labelling of all foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients and of all seeds that have been produced through genetic engineering, otherwise referred to as "GMO foods" or "GMOs". US action only.
Sea Plankton Discovered Outside Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: space station, space exploration, plankton, mysteries, life )

Freya
- 8 days ago - grindtv.com
Russian scientists conducting experiments on the outside surface of the International Space State made a puzzling discovery, one made all the more remarkable because it's something that whales eat.
Could Hemp Nanosheets Topple Graphene for Making the Ideal Supercapacitor
Science & Tech  (tags: Hemp )

Micheael
- 9 days ago - spacemart.com
You just have to love this plant..
Iranian Math Genius Mirzakhani Unveiled By President Rouhani
Science & Tech  (tags: Maryam Mirzakhani, Fields Medal, mathematician, Irani, first woman, first Iranian )

Evelyn
- 9 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Maryam Mirzakhani, winner of the prestigious Fields Medal, is the first woman -- and the first Iranian -- to be so honored for outstanding achievements in mathematics.
 
 
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