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Group proposes turning the old depot into a world-class tourist attraction to show off both its rich military history and its unusual wildlife<p>Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former US army weapons depot face an uncertain future, after living …

Wildlife

To Your Brain, A Runner’s High Looks A Lot Like Smoking Weed

Endorphins have nothing to do with it<p>Intense exercise may not feel good to those unaccustomed to it, but does have at least one great perk: a runner’s high, a feeling of relaxed euphoria, which sets in at the end of long bouts of activity. Scientists recently discovered that this happens because …

Maria Bertoletti Toldini was beheaded in Italian hamlet of Brentonico in 1716 – now a judge is set to hear her case again in bid to vindicate her<p>When the council in Brentonico, an idyllic hamlet nestled in the foothills of the Italian alps, met two weeks ago, the usual debates over school autonomy …

Religion

30 Years in the Making, A Simple Gearbox is Posed to Change the Jet Engine

PurePower Geared Turbofan engines are quieter, more efficient, and took three decades to make their way to planes.<p>Jet engines can be much more efficient and much quieter than they are today. The trick to doing it is as simple as adding a gearbox, but the process of doing so has taken nearly 30 …

Aviation

Viruses Can Be Genetically Modified To Transmit Energy

Viral solar panels could be most efficient ever<p>Plants absorb sunlight and convert it to energy with nearly perfect efficiency—none of the energy goes to waste. Electrical engineers are always striving for that kind of efficiency, but nowhere is it more pronounced than in solar panels. Even the best …