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scientificamerican.com — Nearly four decades ago zoologist Michael Thompson, then at the University of Adelaide in Australia, made an alarming discovery: invasive red foxes were gobbling up more than 90 percent of all the turtle eggs laid along the banks of Australia’s Murray River. Thompson’s surveys also revealed a dispro…
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theverge.com — NASA executives announced that the space agency will open up parts of the International Space Station to more commercial opportunities, allowing companies unprecedented use of the space station’s facilities, including filming commercials or movies against the backdrop of space. NASA is also calling …
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smithsonianmag.com — To the untrained eye, plants may appear to grow rather impulsively, popping out leaves at random to create one big green jumble. Take a closer look, though, and you’ll find that a few curiously regular patterns pop up all over the natural world, from the balanced symmetry of bamboo shoots to the mes…
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usatoday.com — On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, forever reshaping the progress of the war and history during the D-Day operation. Thousands of ships, planes and soldiers from the United States, Britain and Canada surprised Nazi forces. Mo…
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engadget.com — Plans are underway for what would be the world's first rooftop 360-degree infinity pool to be built in London. Compass Pools, a UK-based pool manufacturer, unveiled its design for Infinity London, a 600,000-litre pool that would top a 55-story hotel. Contractors and partners have yet to be confirmed…
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sciencealert.com — Do you need another reason to love bees? Not only can our fuzzy little flower friends perform basic arithmetic, scientists have now discovered that they can recognise symbols associated with numbers. Full Article >>
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independent.co.uk — Mighty Jupiter reigns over the southern skies this month. It’s the brightest object in the heavens in June – apart from the sun and moon, of course, and Venus rising just before the sun – and on 12 June, it makes its closest approach to Earth (a “mere” 641 million kilometres away). This cloudy world…
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metro.co.uk — D-Day veterans Harry Read and John Hutton parachuted over Sannerville as part of a 75th anniversay commemoration of the Normandy landings. Full Article >>
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engadget.com — Airless tires for everyday cars might soon be far more practical. GM and Michelin have unveiled a prototype of Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), a Michelin-made tire intended for passenger cars. It looks like Tweel and other air-free concepts of years past, but its mix of composite rubber a…
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92moose.fm — According to Bored Panda, because of concerns about animal cruelty, a German circus has began using hologram animals (instead of live ones). Since its inception in 1976, the Circus Roncalli has featured animal acts.  Last year, however, they decided it was time to make a change.  They still feature…
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