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Making New Elements

How scientists create superheavy atoms.<p>Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of two lighter elements to form one large atom with 119 protons in its nucleus. Like other …

Ethiopia diverts Blue Nile for controversial dam build

<b>Ethiopia has started diverting a stretch of the Blue Nile to make way for a $4.7bn (£3.1bn) hydroelectric dam that has caused a dispute with countries downstream, state media say.</b><p>The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is currently under construction, is part of a $12bn (£8bn) investment project …

Africa

Ethiopia’s lasting legacy of famine

At an international hunger summit in London next month, experts will seek to tackle the long-term impact of childhood malnutrition and its consequences for struggling nations<p>In the first-year classroom of Shemena Godo Primary School, in Boricha, Ethiopia, three dozen children study the alphabet. On …

Researchers Turn Cement Into Metal Using Lasers

You might be getting a gadget made out of cement soon.<p>A team of<p>alchemistsscientists say they've just figured out a process that turns cement into a metal semi-conductor using lasers.<p><i>Metal sidewalks! Metal buildings! Metal everything!</i><p>Well, no. But it could have make its way into one of your …

Video: How does toothpaste make orange juice taste bad?

Be prepared to amaze your friends at breakfast when you explain why orange juice and toothpaste together taste so weird.<p>On the latest video from …

American Chemical Society

The 10 Coolest Species Discovered In 2012

The tiniest frog, a bioluminescent cockroach and more<p>Happy birthday, Carl Linnaeus! May 23 was the 306th birthday of the developer of the scientific system for naming species. To celebrate, Arizona State University's International Institute for Species Exploration announced its annual list of the …

Check out these mammatus clouds

Mammatus clouds can appear ominous. But, in a way that’s so common in nature, their dangerous aspect goes hand in hand with a magnificent …

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