Olinguito: The Newest Mammal Species

On August 15, 2013 by Tim Newman

The olinguito is the first new species of carnivore to be found in the western hemisphere in 35 years. New species of bacteria, bugs and fish are fairly often tracked down, but new mammals...

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Partial Breakthrough In Understanding Near Death Experiences

On August 13, 2013 by Tim Newman

Near Death Experiences (NDEs) have been reported across the world, by different cultures, and throughout history. Intense lights, life flashing past, and vivid emotions are commonly reported by those that have been on the...

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Dancing Forest Of Kaliningrad: Weird Spiral Trees In Russia

On August 12, 2013 by Tim Newman

This incredibly strange pine forest is on the Curonian Spit, Kaliningrad, Russia. It’s known as the dancing forest to some, or the drunken forest to locals and it’s formation is a bit of a mystery....

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Fracking: What’s The Deal?

On August 12, 2013 by Tim Newman

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been in the news a lot recently and opinion seems massively divided. The lefties, hippies, greenies and envirowarriors are all anti, and conservative, business decision makers are pro....

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Levitation Is Possible: Quantum Locking Video

On August 8, 2013 by Tim Newman

This isn’t a new video, but it’s new to me, and it features something called quantum locking or flux pinning. Thanks to our old friend ‘physics’ we have a Marty McFly-esque hover board...

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Why Is The Centre Of Earth So Hot?

On August 5, 2013 by Tim Newman

Earth burst into being around 4 billion years ago, and although we live here and have had forays into space and the depths of the oceans, it’s pretty difficult to study what’s going...

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Wasps Remember Faces

On August 1, 2013 by Tim Newman

Human face recognition software within the human brain is a complex bit of kit, it’s evolved to be an incredibly fine tuned and vital survival tool. Other species use a myriad of methods...

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Kivalina – Climate Change’s Next Victim

On July 31, 2013 by Tim Newman

Whenever a debate starts up about whether us dirty humans are influencing global temperatures I always make myself scarce. Many people roll head long into the fray with their verbal fists flying, but...

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Two Divers Nearly Get Swallowed Alive By Two Whales

On July 22, 2013 by Tim Newman

This is the sort of footage that steadfastly reaffirms my staunch terror of the high seas. I know I’m not likely to get disemboweled by the Kraken as I paddle in the shallows...

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11 Bonkers Chemistry GIFs

On July 21, 2013 by Tim Newman

After enjoying the chemical reactions in my last post about Pharaoh snakes, I got lost in a world of chemistry and chemical reactions. Below you will find some of the best chemistry GIFs that...

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