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Megapixels: Monkeys Take A Ride On The World's Largest Rodent

Wheeeeeeee!<p>In the rainforests of South America, squirrel monkeys and capybaras would never meet. While squirrel monkeys live in trees up to 60 feet high, capybaras—the world's largest rodents—dwell along river banks. But at the Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands, the two species have …

iPhone 5s A7 chip ‘only’ dual-core & 1GB RAM – but it’s still the fastest phone out there

The 64-bit A7 chip used in the iPhone 5s is ‘only’ dual-core, rather than the quad-core most had assumed, according to chip review site <i>AnandTech</i> – and it has the same 1GB RAM as the iPhone 5. But no need to feel short-changed: the review concludes that dual-core is the optimum solution at present, …

Vitamin B may protect against strokes

Taking Vitamin B supplements may help to reduce the risk of stroke, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that across 14 studies taking vitamin B reduced the risk of having a stroke by around seven per cent.<p>Vitamin B, which actually consists of a group of 8 vitamins, are generally found in …

The amazing diversity of animal life – in pictures

The vast majority of animals with which we share our planet go almost unnoticed, eclipsed by the bigger, more charismatic creatures such as the mammals, amphibians and reptiles. A book published this week – Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures by Ross Piper – seeks to redress …

Is Red Bull Downplaying Research On The Harms Of Mixing Alcohol And Energy Drinks?

A piece in a prominent medical journal accuses the energy drink industry of using its financial power to sway research on the harms of using Red Bull as a mixer.<p>Step away from the Jägerbomb. Peter Miller, a psychologist from Austrialia's Deakin University, has taken to <i>BMJ</i> (formerly the British …

My friend gave me a bitcoin. Now what?

Use this crypto-currency to fund ambitious projects<p>So you've got yourself a bitcoin. Congratulations! Its value was hovering around $100 at press time. But what can you do with your newly acquired digital riches? Quite a lot, as it turns out—especially if you have a penchant for projects.<p>More and …

Why all we knew about planets is wrong

We thought we knew how planets form, but the discovery of hundreds outside our Solar System changed all that, even what type of world can house life like ours.<p>Up to only a couple of decades ago the perception of our Solar System was so simple. Every planet is unique: Saturn has its spectacular …

Watch A Dinosaur Fly In A Wind Tunnel

A five-winged dinosaur model in a wind tunnel helps scientists understand the origins of flight.<p>The 3-foot-long <i>Microraptor</i>, one of the smallest dinosaurs in the fossil record, had feathers on its arms, legs and tail. Its odd-looking five-wing gliding setup provides clues to the earliest evolution …

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