The mystery of how, and why, wombats produce cubic poop

Wombat poo has mystified scientists for years. The shy Australian marsupial is unique for being the only animal in the world to produce cubic poo. A team of researchers has finally uncovered ...

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Helping Marvel superheroes to breathe

Marvel comics superheroes Ant-Man and the Wasp—nom de guerre stars of the eponymous 2018 film—possess the ability to temporarily shrink down to the size of insects, while retaining the mass ...

14 hours ago from

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Italy's 'anti-Netflix' law to protect film industry

Italy is to introduce an obligatory delay between Italian films screening in cinemas and being shown on streaming services like Netflix, in a bid to protect its domestic film industry.

Sat 17 Nov 18 from

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Scientists produce 3-D chemical maps of single bacteria

Scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory—have used ultrabright ...

Fri 16 Nov 18 from

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Channels for the supply of energy

Working in cooperation with international colleagues, researchers from the University of Freiburg have described how water-insoluble membrane proteins are transported through the aqueous space ...

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Affordable catalyst for carbon dioxide recycling

A catalyst for carbon dioxide recycling, mineral pentlandite may also be a conceivable alternative to expensive precious metal catalysts. This is the result of a study conducted by researchers ...

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Nanofiber carpet could lead to new sticky or insulating surfaces

Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us ...

Thu 15 Nov 18 from

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Q&A: Can Sci-fi Movies Help Us Avoid Technological Disaster?

In a new book, a renowned expert on the risks of emerging technologies uses sci-fi films as a roadmap for mitigating harm

Fri 16 Nov 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories

Researchers have outfitted brewer's yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.

Thu 15 Nov 18 from The Scientist

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Academics call for renewed chemical weapons vigilance

The implications of chemical research must be reviewed, UK researchers argue. Nick Carne reports.

Thu 15 Nov 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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