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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mystery of zigzagging stones in Death Valley National Park solved

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Death Valley, United States Mystery of Death Valley's zigzagging stones solved For years scientists have theorised about how large rocks, weighing up to hundreds of kilograms, zigzag across an area of California's Death Valle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581816/mystery-zigzagging-stones-death-valley-national-park-solved
  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, study finds

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Memory's emotions can be rewritten Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists have found. The discovery of the mechanism behind the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581529/emotions-connected-memories-can-be-rewritten-study-finds
  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans coexisted with Neanderthals for millennia, new study shows

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... altogether. It is unclear what killed off the Neanderthals, although theories include an inability to adapt to climate change and increased economic competition from more agile modern humans. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578597/humans-coexisted-neanderthals-millennia-new-study-shows
  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists create fabric that mimics octopus camouflage

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:19pm by AFP

    ... measurement," said the study. The international research team included chemistry and mechanics experts at leading Chinese institutions as well as Roger Hanlon, a world expert on the physiology ... a second, in general, they are doing this magical process of looking at this complex visual world immediately surrounding them," said Hanlon. Hanlon said his lab had published research showing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577810/scientists-create-fabric-mimics-octopus-camouflage
  5. News - World - SCIENCE

    Massive Chilean earthquake of 2010 ‘shook Antarctic ice sheet’

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:58pm by AFP

    ... that the world's greatest ice sheet could be affected by distant but powerful quakes, they said. Twelve out of 42 monitoring stations dotted across the vast region showed "clear evidence" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571468/massive-chilean-earthquake-2010-shook-antarctic-ice-sheet
  6. Lifestyle - Books - SCIENCE

    Book review: Smashing Physics, by Jon Butterworth

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by GDN

    ... Few people in the outside world knew what he had done, and still fewer cared. It was a different story in July 2012, when scientists at the Cern laboratory in Switzerland announced ... College London. He explains why he and his colleagues are so curious about the subatomic world, and gives a vivid glimpse of life on a huge international project in modern experimental particle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1569125/book-review-smashing-physics-jon-butterworth
  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    Siberian crater may have been caused by methane gas, scientists say

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:23am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Scientists say cause of Siberian crater may be methane, a greenhouse gas far worse than CO2 Hole in ice has ominous implications for future Researchers have long contended that the epicentre of global warming is also farthest from the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1568448/siberian-crater-may-have-been-caused-methane-gas-scientists-say
  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Vantablack, the world’s darkest material, is unveiled by UK firm

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Scientists produce the darkest ever fabric, but you won't be seeing it on any fashion catwalk Blackest black in the material world Vantablack is the new black. It is also blacker than all previous blacks known to man, and Guinness World Records. When you look at this new black, you see only a hole. If you were to wear a Little Vantablack Dress, people would see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554903/vantablack-worlds-darkest-material-unveiled-uk-firm
  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Something fishy about intersex bass in Chesapeake Bay

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Something fishy about intersex bass At first she was surprised. Then she was disturbed. Each time a batch of male fish with eggs in their testes shows up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Vicki Blazer's eyebrows arch a little bit h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1566372/something-fishy-about-intersex-bass-chesapeake-bay
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    One week from catastrophe: Hugely destructive solar flare narrowly missed earth

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 01:54pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, the total economic impact could exceed US$2 trillion or 20 times greater than the costs of a Hurricane Katrina. Massive transformers damaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560409/solar-storm-could-have-pulled-plug-earth

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