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Faces to order: how 3D-printing is revolutionising prosthetics

A giraffe wearing a frilly ruff, an Escher-like puzzle of interlocking cogs and a homoerotic Batman figurine are just some of the strange items on display at the 3D Printshow in London this week, a trade fair which proves that where high technology goes, novelty trinkets follow. But wade through …

This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time

I will remember friends and comrades in private next year, as the solemnity of remembrance has been twisted into a justification for conflict<p>Over the last 10 years the sepia tone of November has become blood-soaked with paper poppies festooning the lapels of our politicians, newsreaders and …

Ethiopia opens Africa's biggest windfarm

Ashegoda windfarm outside Mekelle in Tigray state cost €210m and builds on plan to create 'climate resilient' economy by 2025<p>A windfarm billed as the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa has been opened by Ethiopia's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, a potentially crucial step for the continent's …

French horn players are most at risk of hearing loss in an orchestra

Aspiring musicians beware – playing the French horn can be bad for your hearing.<p>It is one of the most rousing instruments in the orchestra, used to create soaring fanfares and powerful harmonics.<p>However, it seems the beauty of the French horn may be lost on the very musicians who play it because it …

X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

Life found in the sediments of an Antarctic subglacial lake for the first time

Evidence of diverse life forms dating back nearly a hundred thousand years has been found in subglacial lake sediments by a group of British …

Ice Age

Untangled DNA is how guys become guys

An enzyme that “unravels” DNA appears to trigger male development of the embryo, a finding that may give greater insight into intersex …

Biology

Feeding Frenzy Fills Monterey Bay With Humpback Whales

In the last week, epic numbers of humpback whales have swum into Monterey Bay, drawn by a massive anchovy bloom. The splashing spectacle is unlike …

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

When Sutter's Mill meteorite split open, out fell seeds of early life

The primordial soup of the early Earth may have been more chemically rich and complex than previously thought, according to new analysis of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, a space rock that exploded over California in 2012.<p>In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

Meteorites

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Sunset reflections, moon, and Venus

Sunday sunset in Currituck, North Carolina by EarthSky Facebook friend Greg Deisel.<p>Thank you to Greg Deisel for sharing his lovely photo. You can see …

Astronomy

Microphone Turns Your Fingertip Into A Speaker

Touch your finger to someone's ear, and they'll hear your recorded message whispering to them.<p>Turn your body into another kind of wonderland: A new invention from Disney Research lets you record messages to your friends that they can hear only if you touch your finger to their ears. That is, your …

Pieter Hugo: portraits of South Africa - in pictures

Pieter Hugo’s latest exhibition, Kin, is at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York until 19 October. It confronts issues of race and injustice in Hugo’s homeland – as well as ‘the failure of the South African colonial experiment’. Below, Hugo talks us through a selection of his photographs

Surf Photographer Captures “A Perfect Moment”

Zak Noyle, a world class surf photographer, has made his way to into our hearts already, and the photograph below only goes to show why. His …

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Massive underground water reserve discovered in drought-stricken Kenya

Experts say the Lotikipi Basin Aquifer could meet Kenya's water needs for the next 70 years — if it's managed properly<p>Scientists in Kenya have discovered a massive underground reserve that could allow the drought-ravaged country to meet its water needs for the next 70 years. Discovered in the …

Why a watermelon tells you what's wrong with the climate debate

The right believes the agenda is green on the outside but red on the inside – we must take the political poison out of the debate<p>Watermelon is a word that tells you what is wrong with the climate change debate.<p>For some libertarians, it is the insult that expresses what greenies and climate …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

How Squid Are Inspiring Better Camouflage For Soldiers

A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.<p>If there's one thing squid are good at, it's hiding. The mysterious giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures on Earth, and even the common calamari squid can alter its appearance to blend into …

How to blow up a pterosaur

The air-filled bones of the pterosaurs are truly remarkable structures<p>Pick up comparably sized bones of a bird and a mammal, and the latter will weigh a lot more than the former. Both actually have hollow bones, but although the major bones of the tetrapods (the amphibians, reptiles, birds and …

Van Gogh's Sunset at Montmajour – even great artists have bad days

How could Van Gogh have painted this clogged and clumsy 'new' work – and in the same summer his genius reached the heady heights of Sunflowers?<p>Not all works of art that happen to have been painted by great artists are sizzling masterpieces. Even Van Gogh had his off days, as we've learned from the …

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