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Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food

Seeds treated with bacteria grow faster and better, research shows.<p>A trio of Irish high-schoolers nabbed the top prize in this year's Google Science Fair with a project that speeds up crop growth by tapping into the naturally cozy relationship between soil microbes and plants.<p>After 11 months of …

Researcher shows that black holes do not exist

Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate …

Winter Babies Are On the Move

It has nothing to do with astrology, but babies born in the winter do have some special qualities: they crawl on average a month earlier than babies born in the summer months.<p>The reason may be that winter-born tots reach crawling age in the warmer months, when there is more daylight and clothes are …

Russia Says It’s Putting Another Man on the Moon…By 2030

Russia’s space agency said Tuesday it will launch a “full-scale” exploration of the Moon as part of a long-term mission to get a human being on the …

Pseudoscience I was taught at a British creationist school | Jonny Scaramanga

Four UK universities recognise a qualification from creationist schools teaching that evolution is a hoax and electricity can be generated from snow<p>Students at Accelerated Christian Education schools don’t graduate with GCSEs or A levels: they complete the International Certificate of Christian …

‘I was blind… now I have bionic eyes’

What is it like to see again after years of blindness? Rose Eveleth asks a woman whose sight was restored with a remarkable new eye implant.<p>Fran Fulton is 66, and she’s been fully blind for about 10 years. A few weeks ago, all that changed.<p>Fulton suffers from retinitis pigmentosa – a degenerative …

APOD: NGC 206 and the Star Clouds of Andromeda (2014 Sep 25) Image Credit and Copyright: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope, Local Group Galaxy Survey (Phil Massey, PI), Mayall 4-meter, Robert Gendler http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140925.html Explanation: The large stellar association cataloged as NGC 206 is nestled within the dusty arms of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. Also known as M31, the spiral galaxy is a mere 2.5 million light-years away. NGC 206 is near top center in this gorgeous close-up of the southwestern extent of Andromeda's disk, a remarkable composite of data from space and ground-based observatories. The bright, blue stars of NGC 206 indicate its youth. In fact, its youngest massive stars are less than 10 million years old. Much larger than the open or galactic clusters of young stars in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy, NGC 206 spans about 4,000 light-years. That's comparable in size to the giant stellar nurseries NGC 604 in nearby spiral M33 and the Tarantula Nebula, in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Star forming sites within Andromeda are revealed by the telltale reddish emission from clouds of ionized hydrogen gas. http://www.naoj.org/Introduction/index.html http://hla.stsci.edu/hla_welcome.html http://www2.lowell.edu/users/massey/lgsurvey.html http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M31-SW-Subaru-HST.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140925 #APOD

Scientists Show You How to Make an Invisibility Cloak (Sort Of)

Physicists have figured out the optical parameters for a magic trick they characterize as a kind of "invisibility cloak" — and unlike most magicians, they're only too willing to show you how it's done.<p>Invisibility cloaks have been getting a lot of press over the years. That's not only because Harry …

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Editing The Genes Of Superbugs To Turn Off Antibiotic Resistance

Fighting bacteria’s ability to fight<p>Over the past decade, deadly bacteria such as MRSA, <i>C. difficile</i>, and even tuberculosis have developed numerous mechanisms to keep themselves alive at all cost – mostly against antibiotics. Some bacteria have the ability to pump invading antibiotics out of their …

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Manicure Monday: Vote For The Best Nails On Twitter And They'll Win A Nails Inc Goody Bag!

• Grazia<br>• Beauty & Hair<br>• Nails<p>by Holly Peacock | 02 12 2014<p>Manicure Monday: Vote For The Best Nails On Twitter And They\\\'ll Win A Nails Inc Goody …

Emma Watson: 'I'm a feminist because I've known sexism since I was eight years old'

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has spoken up about being sexualised by the media and the importance of feminism in her first major speech. Read it in full<p>Emma Watson has given her first major speech as <b>UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.</b> She <b>spoke in New York</b> on Saturday, at an event launching …

This Bicycle Saddle Doubles As A Lock

Designing a perfect bike lock is an ongoing challenge: The toughest of locks are usually heavy and bulky, a pain to transport, and easily forgotten at home. And many locks, while securing the frame, leave individual bike parts, like the seat or the front wheel, vulnerable to thieves.<p>Seatylock, a …

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