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Does our sun have a name?

You’ve probably heard star names, such as Polaris or Betelgeuse. But what about our star? Does the sun have a name, and if so what is it?<p>Although …

Sea hares' sticky defence uncovered

Reporter, BBC Nature<p>The sea hare, a soft-bodied marine creature, uses a sticky secretion to fool hungry predators, say scientists.<p>The slow-moving animals are known for defending themselves by squirting an off-putting mixture of purple ink and a white substance called opaline.<p>However, exactly how …

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Meet Mathieu Mirano, The Science Geek Of The Fashion World

Mirano makes science high fashion. His clothing has featured beetle wings, galactic sparkles, and actual meteorites.<p>When someone sends me a petri dish invitation to Fashion Week, I'm in.<p>That's how I ended up at the Mathieu Mirano show at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City recently. His …

Giant egg from extinct elephant bird up for auction at Christie’s - video

A giant egg from the extinct elephant bird is displayed at the London auction house Christie's on Wednesday. The egg, which is 30cm high and 21cm …

Climate Change Belongs In Classrooms, Say New National Science Education Guidelines

Only 1 in 5 students currently say they understand climate change from what they learned in school.<p>New nationwide science-education standards are coming soon, and they'll include a lesson plan that should help the next generation of youngsters understand the world they will grow up in. These new …

Saturn’s moons and rings date back 4 billion years

A new analysis of data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests that Saturn’s moons and rings came into being around the time of our solar system’s …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …