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Winners of the 2016 agar art competition – in pictures

The American Society of Microbiology announced the winners of their second competition, the result of scientists around the world creating artworks in agar jelly from microbes, ranging from sperm to surreal faces.

20+ Adorable Pics To Celebrate Hedgehog Day

Did you know that hedgehog's spikes are actually hair stiffened by keratin? Better be easy on that new keratin shampoo that you bought. But we're …

Kindergartner finds lizard in salad, class adopts it as pet

A kindergartner found a 3-inch-long green lizard hiding out in the salad she was getting ready to enjoy.

Recipes

Weirdest science stories of 2015

<b>At the start of the week, we put out a release at the Science Media Centre summing up some of the biggest science stories of the year.</b><p>Lloyd Burr on …

Australian Universities

Woman Quit Her Job To Knit Sweaters For Cold Abandoned Greyhounds

Jan Brown, a 52-year-old mom in Seaburn, UK, has been knitting beautiful and adorable sweaters for greyhounds and whippets since 2008. This holiday …

Researchers Enlist Internet Users To Help Monitor Penguins

Penguin Watch lets people around the world further science by looking at images of the adorable birds in the wild. Researcher Caitlin Black tells NPR's Rachel Martin how you can help from your chair.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.<p>The 2005 film …

Birds

Guy Shows How To Make Glow-In-The-Dark Table With Photoluminescent Resin

As high-tech and alien as this glow-in-the-dark table might seem, it can actually be made right at home! All you need is a few planks of Pecky …

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin to emerge.<p>Last month, for example, Science of Us writer Melissa Dahl reported on findings from psychologist Brian Little's latest book on personality …

What is a Salmon Cannon?

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' demonstrates.<p>The battle between technology and nature has been ongoing for centuries, but sometimes technology …

A Smart Harness for Dogs With Hip Dysplasia

Of all the conditions that afflict man’s best friend, hip dysplasia is among the most prevalent. It's heartbreaking, but treating it can be tough. …

How likely are you to die from Ebola - Washington Post

Ebola is the least of your worries<p>What will kill you? If you live in the United States, it almost certainly won't be Ebola. Although a Sierra Leone doctor in Nebraska and a Liberian visitor in Dallas have died of the disease, the odds favor death by almost every other alternative. A 2014 National …

Disease

GamerGate is McCarthyism. Don't let it silence you (opinion)

“I will write my manifesto in [Anita Sarkeesian’s] spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”<p>On Oct. 14, Anita Sarkeesian, the maker of the feminist “Tropes vs. Video Games” series and target of the recent GamerGate Internet …

The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate

Violinist Still Making Music After DBS Surgery

Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission.<p><b>Advertising & …

Mayo Clinic

Helping hand: Adorable hoglets the length of one finger cling to life after they were found abandoned

• <b>The hedgehogs are just a few days old and were found by a passer-by</b>• <b><br>They are being looked after at a wildlife centre in East Huntspill, Somerset</b>• <b><br>When</b> …

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Placido Domingo conducts the Royal Opera House's Tosca

He is arguably one of opera's greatest living singers, but Placido Domingo is making retirement plans.<p>The tenor is currently conducting Bryn Terfel and Sondra Radvanovsky in Tosca at London's Royal Opera House.<p>In his only TV interview during rehearsals, the 73-year-old admitted he would not be …

The Arts

Luciano Pavarotti: 'Nessun Dorma'

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Vaccination opt out is a cop out that literally is making people sick, says infectious disease leader

Measles have reached a 20-year high in the United States and the cause lies squarely with those who deliberately refuse to be vaccinated. Eighty-five …

Fox and hedgehog captured eating together on webcam

<b>A fox and a hedgehog have become unlikely mealtime companions.</b><p>The animals have been captured sharing food on webcams set up by wildlife enthusiast Jason Alexander, at his home in Rushmere St Andrew, Suffolk.<p>"You naturally think the fox will see the hedgehog as prey, so I was surprised to see them …

Hedgehogs

Great miscalculations: The French railway error and 10 others

<b>The discovery by the French state-owned railway company SNCF that 2,000 new trains are too wide for many station platforms is embarrassing, but far from the first time a small mis-measurement or miscalculation has had serious repercussions.</b><p>The French fiasco has been blamed by SNCF on the national …

Even in the Wild, Mice Run on Wheels

In 2009, neurophysiologist Johanna Meijer set up an unusual experiment in her backyard. In an ivy-tangled corner of her garden, she and her …

Biology

Laws and Ethics Can’t Keep Pace with Technology - MIT Technology Review

Employers can get into legal trouble if they ask interviewees about their religion, sexual preference, or political affiliation. Yet they can use …