Platybeladon Drawing2

Platybelodon & Amebelodon

On May 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Platybelodon and Amebelodon, what lovely beasts they were. They look like the type of animal you would see in an awful Disney Star Wars remake, but the important difference is, these guys actually roamed...

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Carnegie Amazon Chemistry Map 2

The Chemistry Of The Amazon Mapped

On May 30, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Scientists from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory have done something pretty impressive. They have mapped the chemical content of the Amazon basin and its ancient forests. It’s the largest project of its type, and as an added bonus the...

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rain-droplets

Amazing Weather Records: Rain

On May 22, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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This is the second installment of impressive weather records. Last time I covered temperature and this time it is the turn of our old foe: rain. I hate rain. It’s my least favourite...

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Global Warming Discussion - Texas Lake

Climate Change: The Almighty Elephant In The Deeply Fragile Room

On May 16, 2015 by Lonesome George
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Global warming: virtually everyone accepts it is happening and that it will inevitably result in dire consequences for humanity and other life on this planet. Most people accept the overwhelming weight of evidence...

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The Black Knight Satellite

The Mystery Of The Black Knight Satellite

On April 12, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Who doesn’t like a nice mystery, hey? They’re more exciting than cold hard facts because they take less effort to think about. The image above shows the so-called Black Knight Satellite. This Black Knight...

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Nikola Tesla Pigeon

Tesla’s Pigeon. A Love Story.

On February 20, 2015 by Louis Falasha
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Yes, I loved that pigeon, I loved her as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. - Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla, born in 1856, was for modern science what Sir Isaac...

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Cheselden - Osteographia - weasel

Beautiful Drawings Of Bones From William Cheselden’s Osteographia

On February 6, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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William Cheselden was born on October 19, 1688 at Somerby, near Burrow-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire. He worked as an apprentice surgeon at St. Thomas’s Hospital where he fell deeply in love with bones. By 1711, he was...

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Clanger Cicada - anti-bacterial

Cicada Wings Naturally & Passively Destroy Bacteria

On January 30, 2015 by Tim Newman
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Some incredible results have been published this week  in the Biophysical Journal showcasing the work of an international research team. The findings are interesting in themselves because they show us yet another incredible trick that...

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Everyday Elements - Antimony - Stibnite

5 Minerals You Didn’t Know You Used Everyday

On January 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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One things for sure, modern life is complicated. There’s a load of stuff that we use each and every day that we hardly even notice anymore. How do they put bristles in a...

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Gynandromorph - Rosy Gypsy Moth

Gyandromorphs: Half Male, Half Female

On January 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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Gyandromorphs are animals which have done a genetic woopsie whilst building their bodies and accidentally made part of themselves male and part female. Gyandromorphism can effect a number of species, most commonly (and obviously) in butterflies, but...

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