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Van Allen Probes show how to accelerate electrons

(Phys.org) —One of the great, unanswered questions for space weather scientists is just what creates two gigantic donuts of radiation surrounding …

Climate change: Could we engineer greener humans?

In the far future, might we consider changing human biology to avoid the worst effects of climate change? Frank Swain explores an intriguing thought experiment.<p>Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing humankind, and as the stakes are raised, many are proposing ambitious solutions – from …

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11 Simple Inventions That Could Change The World

We have a tendency to lionize mankind's mind-bogglingly complex inventions. It's why we teach our children about the Alexander Graham Bells and Thomas Edisons of the world, and scour the Internet for every little iPhone rumor we can find.<p>But sometimes, it's the simple technologies that truly change …

Weird Newfound Dinosaur Had Four 'Wings' & Very Long Tail Feathers, Scientists Say

The largest "four-winged" dinosaur known has been found, and this predator has the longest feathers yet outside of birds, researchers say. This new finding yields insights on how dinosaurs may have flown, the scientists added.<p>The 125-million-year-old feathered dinosaur, named <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i>, …

Scientist develop 'mutant worm' which could help you stay sober

The 'James Bond' style drug could allow one spy to drink another under the table whilst maintaining a clear head<p>A 'James Bond'-style drug which would allow a spy to drink somebody under the table and not get drunk himself could be developed in the future - after scientists developed a "mutant worm" …