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Painting Portraits With Bacteria

Zachary Copfer with Einstein. Courtesy of Zachary Copfer.<p>“I’m a microbiologist masquerading as an artist. Or am I an artist masquerading as a …

Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever

<b>Astronomers have built a new astro-camera that, when fitted onto the largest observatories on Earth, can snap photos of the universe twice as sharp as the famed Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>With the newly developed technology, giant telescopes can reach their theoretical limits of resolution in visible …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

NASA Scientist Recreates Aurora Borealis in a Glass Dome

We may not be able to catch lightning in a bottle, but NASA Langley research scientist Guillame Gronoff is working on encapsulating the various light shows that go on in our atmosphere and other planets. Having built a large glass dome known as <i>Planeterrella</i> with his summer intern Sam Walker (from …

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This Weird Tiny Frog Hears With Its Mouth

"Talk directly into my mouth, please."<p>The Gardiner's Seychelles frog is one of the smallest amphibians in the world, measuring less than half an inch long. But their extreme tininess isn't the only curious thing about them. As a new study shows, this species of frog has no eardrum and no middle …

Enough With Baby Talk; Infants Learn From Lemur Screeches, Too

New research suggests that 3-month-old human babies can use lemur calls as teaching aids. The findings hint at a deep biological connection between language and learning.<p>Babies begin learning as soon as they're born. They're listening, too. But researchers still don't know exactly how the …

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Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …