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Meet the world’s only immortal animal

Meet the world’s only immortal animal

If you're thinking McLeod, you couldn't be further from the truth. What you have to do is think small; not microscopic, just big enough to see with your naked eye....

Meet the nanobamas

Meet the nanobamas

Meet the world's tiniest portraits of an elected president ever; meet the nanobamas. Each 'Obama' is made up of about 150 million tiny carbon nanotubes, which is about how many...

The continents and their highest points

The continents and their highest points

Continents are the large landmasses on Earth, delimitated by convention rather than geographical properties. Here we will refer to elevation as the height above sea level. However, it has to...

America’s vote for science

America’s vote for science

Science and politics often go hand in hand; they influence one another and despite the fact that the connections are subtle, they often play a crucial role. If at today's...

Secret of spider-man suit revealed

Secret of spider-man suit revealed

If you ever wanted to stroll "spidy" your way around the big city, your dream is one step closer to becoming reality, as physicists have found the formula for what...

10 of the most impressive asteroid impact sites

10 of the most impressive asteroid impact sites

Many people refer to these structures as "Meteorite Craters", but that's at least partially incorrect. Meteor is the term used to describe an object that goes through our planet's atmosphere,...

A short history of Halloween

A short history of Halloween

The 2008 Halloween is almost here, and it seems to be the word on everybody's lips this time of year. It's celebrated mostly in America, but not so many people...

9 amazing displays of fossil art

9 amazing displays of fossil art

Art is a relative term, especially in these modern times. In its most accepted term, art is the deliberate process of arranging certain elements in such a way that appeals...

The world’s most advanced microscope

The world’s most advanced microscope

It's the equivalent of taking the Hubble telescope (before it was damaged) and directing it towards atoms and molecules instead of stars and galaxies, according to Gianluigi Botton, director of...

India launches first mission to the moon

India launches first mission to the moon

Chandrayaan-1 is the name of the first mission India has ever launched towards the moon, and it was launches succesfully in the morning of October 22, from inside their country....

Creating anticancer beer

Creating anticancer beer

Every once in a while you hear about such a good idea that you just know it deserves a prize. Such is the idea of a few students from Rice...

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