LaQuisha St Redfern

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NASA Spacecraft Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained …

Dawn breaks over distant Ceres … and perhaps reveals signs of habitability

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is about to start its investigation of the largest member of the asteroid belt, 1 Ceres. It will take detailed images of the …

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

American Airlines

The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course of Medicine

How a voraciously curious little boy became one of the world’s greatest healers.<p>Humanity’s millennia-old quest to understand the human body is strewn with medical history milestones, but few individual figures merit as much credit as Persian prodigy-turned-polymath <b>Ibn Sina</b> (c. 980 CE–1037 AD), …

Literature

Man charged with failing to use condom with prostitute

A Porirua man is facing two rare charges of failing to use a condom during sex with a prostitute.<p>The safe-sex law is thought to have been applied …

Victorian Era

Scrunchies saving wildlife from being killed by cats: study

A fashion relic of the late eighties and nineties, the humble scrunchie has found a new lease on life preventing the slaughter of wildlife by …

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