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Small, Shrinking Mercury Is a Planetary Space Oddity

Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of Mercury’s nooks and crannies could help …

Astronomy

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

Babies who are breast-fed may be more likely to be successful in life, a provocative study published Tuesday suggests.<p>The study followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood in Brazil. The researchers found those who were breast-fed scored slightly higher in intelligence tests in their 30s, stayed …

Breast Feeding

Mesmerizing Ride in a Solar-Powered Plane

Solar Power

Water Automatically Leaps Off Lizard’s Self-Cleaning Skin

It started when Jolanta Watson put a frozen box-patterned gecko on a glass slide. The lizard’s skin is adorned with beautiful auburn and tan blotches, and Watson wanted to study it under a microscope. But as she reached for a scalpel, she noticed that tiny water droplets had formed on the slide. …

Yong

Electrifying secrets behind killer eels | Reuters

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (Reuters and Vanderbilt University) - Researchers have started to unravel the mysteries of how eels hunt, shock, and kill their prey. The findings come at the end of a nine-month study of the way in which the electric eel uses high-voltage electrical discharges …

Biology

Faraway Planet Gains a Fourth Sun

Discovery shows that quadruple-star systems may be more common than previously thought.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> world of Tatooine has nothing on a distant planet now known to have a whopping four suns.<p>Only the second known quadruple-star system found with a planet, 30 Ari hosts a gaseous super-Jupiter …

Crystal amaze: how a chameleon changes colour revealed

It is one of nature’s most spectacular displays and now scientists have shown how the chameleon changes colour.<p>A study has found that the lizards possess a layer of skin cells that contain floating nanocrystals. The tiny crystals are roughly evenly spaced throughout the cell and this spacing …

Zoology

Genomes project produces first diagnoses of rare diseases

Three men from two families are the first patients to be diagnosed with rare diseases after volunteering to have their complete genetic codes mapped as part of the groundbreaking 100,000 Genomes Project.<p>They will now be eligible for personalised treatment designed to target their genetic defects or …

Genetics

Dark Energy Survey Reveals Signs of Nine Dwarf Galaxies

Universe

New Goodyear Tires Harness Friction To Help Power Your Car

Where the rubber meets the road, there's energy to be gained<p>When it comes to energy, heat is a big waste. Sometimes we can put waste heat to good use, like by redirecting steam from power plants to heat homes. But a lot of other times, heat is just lost. Take, for instance, when your car tires run …

Clean Energy

Nude Art | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Mr Bean (NEW Series) | The Cruise Clip | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Mr. Bean (NEW series) | Fish Sitting Clip | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Mr Bean (NEW Series) | Coconut Shy Clip | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Mr Bean (NEW series) | Home Movie Clip | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Mr Bean (NEW series) | Green Bean Clip | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

The Hospital Visit | Mr. Bean Official

Meets the Queen | Mr. Bean Official

Mr. Bean - Mystery creature

No Change for the meter | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Parallel Parking | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Mr Bean (NEW series) | Cash Machine Clip | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon

Christmas Tree | Mr.Bean Official

Mr. Bean Cartoon World Channel

Christmas Turkey | Mr. Bean Official

Credit Card Mix Up | Mr. Bean Official

Department Store | Mr. Bean Official

Mr Bean (NEW series) | All You Can Eat Clip | Mr. Bean Official Cartoon