The Flehmen Response: Why Do Animals Pull That Weird Face?

On May 6, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Most people will have seen that weird face animals make where they pull their top lip up and expose their teeth. Well, that’s called the flehmen response. When I started this article, I was just planning on...

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MSG: Is It So Bad?

On April 23, 2014 by Tim Newman
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MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) has been vilified for decades. This tiny molecule was, for a while at least, derided as the most sinister chemical on earth. You might have noticed it’s not mentioned so...

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Incredibly Detailed Close Ups Of Insects – Vasiliy Menshov

On March 29, 2014 by Tim Newman
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We’ve all seen pictures of small things really close up before, but these are particularly amazing for some reason. I recommend clicking on them to enlarge. Quite, quite mind blowing: MORE ON THE...

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How To Win An Oscar Infographic

On January 25, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Christian Tate and his pals at Delayed Gratification brought out this amazing infographic last year. They analysed the characters played by every winner of an ‘actor/actress in a leading role’ Oscar since 1928...

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VIDEOS: 3D Levitation Using Sound Waves

On January 5, 2014 by Tim Newman
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When I started watching this video I had to check that it wasn’t April 1st, and it isn’t. So I guess this is real. Some clever chaps and chapesses at Tokyo University are...

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Steller’s Sea Eagle – The Biggest Eagle In The World

On January 3, 2014 by Tim Newman
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Steller’s sea eagle, also known as the Pacific eagle or white-shouldered eagle, is the heaviest eagle in the world, and one of the biggest. It’s a monster. They inhabit coastal regions in North Eastern Asia,...

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Kanzi The Bonobo Builds Fire & Cooks

On December 26, 2013 by Tim Newman
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According to evolution our nearest cousins are the chimpanzees. This doesn’t mean we evolved from them, it means that we had a shared ancestor. Somewhere in the mists of time we have a the...

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SONIC BOOM!! – What Is It?

On December 6, 2013 by Tim Newman
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Everyone knows the term ‘sonic boom’, and most people know it’s the noise an aircraft makes (or anything else for that matter) when it breaks the sound barrier. That was pretty much all I...

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Olympus Mons: The Biggest Volcano In The SOLAR SYSTEM

On November 24, 2013 by Tim Newman
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Olympus Mons is a behemoth of a hillock and stands proud on the western hemisphere of Mars’ dusty red surface. It rises 22 km which is three times Everest’s height above sea level....

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch / Humans Suck

On November 23, 2013 by Tim Newman
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Humans have really made a mess of this planet haven’t they? To be fair, it wasn’t entirely our fault initially. I mean, burning coal and oil just seemed really handy, we weren’t to...

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