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Astronomers Think They've Discovered A Neptune-Sized Ninth Planet Beyond Pluto

Astronomers Think They've Discovered A Neptune-Sized Ninth Planet Beyond Pluto | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
In 2005, the discovery of the dwarf planet Eris by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown and his colleagues ultimately led to Pluto being demoted as the ninth planet of the Solar System a year later. Brown took to his status as the man who relegated Pluto with aplomb; his handle on Twitter is, rather appropriately, “plutokiller.”
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Wild Sex: When Sex Roles Get Reversed, Some Females Develop A ‘Penis’

Wild Sex: When Sex Roles Get Reversed, Some Females Develop A ‘Penis’ | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
In many species, the males develop elaborated sexual traits to attract females and dissuade potential rival males through competition. Some iconic examples are the extraordinary feathers of the peacock or paradise birds, or the menacing antlers of dominant red deer males. But how is the role of each sex determined in nature? Why do males generally compete for access to females?
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Sea anemones ‘can live forever’, Anemone, Natural Histories - BBC Radio 4

Sea anemones ‘can live forever’, Anemone, Natural Histories - BBC Radio 4 | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Prof Dan Rokhsar explains that sea anemones ‘are constantly replacing their bodies’.
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Back to the Future II: What did it get right and wrong? - BBC News

Back to the Future II: What did it get right and wrong? - BBC News | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
It's Back to the Future Day, it's time to take a look at what the sci-fi series got right and wrong about the world in 2015.
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Why does it feel like I’m falling as I go to sleep?

Why does it feel like I’m falling as I go to sleep? | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Ever had that jerking sensation when you start to doze off? William Park explains why
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Consumer 3D printer used to create human tissue - BBC News

Consumer 3D printer used to create human tissue - BBC News | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon University researchers look to use off-the-shelf 3D printers to print human tissue.
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For Healthy Bird Development, Multiple Sperm Must Penetrate The Egg

For Healthy Bird Development, Multiple Sperm Must Penetrate The Egg | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
In mammals, if more than one sperm enters the ovum (or egg), the results are lethal. But for bird eggs, penetration by several sperm – a process called polyspermy – is actually quite normal. However, because only one sperm actually fertilizes the egg, researchers have long puzzled over what role the “extra” sperm play. According to new work published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, multiple sperm are necessary for an embryo to develop normally. 
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Thawing Ancient Permafrost Shown To Rapidly Become Carbon Dioxide

Thawing Ancient Permafrost Shown To Rapidly Become Carbon Dioxide | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
The Alaska permafrost is melting. Although you may not have heard of permafrost – hydrated soil that has remained below freezing 0°C (32°F) for two or more years – it is in actual fact a vanguard against one of the most potent greenhouse gases: methane. Large methane stores are locked up beneath the world’s permafrost, and increasing atmospheric temperatures is unleashing it on the world.
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Penis-Less Reptile Unravels Mystery Of Phallic Evolution

Penis-Less Reptile Unravels Mystery Of Phallic Evolution | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
It’s got a third eye complete with lens and retina, and despite its appearance isn’t actually a lizard. But these aren't the only odd things about the tuatara reptile: It also lacks a penis. Paradoxically, it’s this fact that might just hold the clue as to how the organ evolved for the rest of us. Understanding whether the tuatara originally had a penis and then lost it could answer a problem that has been bothering biologists for a while now.
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Amazing Video Shows Our Solar System To Scale Across Seven Miles Of Desert | IFLScience

Amazing Video Shows Our Solar System To Scale Across Seven Miles Of Desert | IFLScience | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
What does the Solar System look like when it's shown exactly to scale? Thanks to this awesome video, you can now find out.
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The #1 reason people die early, in each country - YouTube

Where you were born makes all the difference Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise an...
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BBC iWonder - Could you love a robot?

BBC iWonder - Could you love a robot? | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Robots are becoming more sophisticated. Soon we may find that we can have relationships with them. But should we?
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BBC - Future - Why does ice cream give you ‘brain freeze’?

BBC - Future - Why does ice cream give you ‘brain freeze’? | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Delicious frozen desserts come with a sting in their tail. But why?
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Why Penguin Feathers Don't Freeze

Why Penguin Feathers Don't Freeze | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Penguins swim in some of the world’s coldest waters, yet their feathers manage to stay ice-free. Now, researchers working with Humboldt penguin feathers reveal that their anti-frosting and anti-icing properties are created by microscopic structures that repel the coolest and tiniest of water droplets. The findings are published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C this week. 
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Coydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my

Coydogs and lynxcats and pizzlies, oh my | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
As humans change the planet, more native animals and plants are hybridizing Problem — or solution?
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How bees showed a caffeine addiction - BBC News

How bees showed a caffeine addiction - BBC News | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Ecologist Margaret Couvillon explains how she discovered that honeybees were hooked on caffeine.
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The real reason germs spread in the winter

The real reason germs spread in the winter | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people, says David Robson
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What is climate change? - BBC News

BBC News looks at what we know and don't know about the Earth's changing climate.
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Surprise discovery suggests 'gentle' start for Solar System - BBC News

Surprise discovery suggests 'gentle' start for Solar System - BBC News | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
The Rosetta spacecraft discovers molecular oxygen in the cloud of gas surrounding Comet 67P prompting a rethink on the origins of the Solar System.
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GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles' Worth Of Resveratrol

GM Tomatoes Contain 50 Red Wine Bottles' Worth Of Resveratrol | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Resveratrol, a compound produced by a range of plants, has been making headlines over the last year or so, with studies sharply divided on how beneficial said molecule may or may not be to human health.
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Mysterious Substances Observed In Europa’s Cracks

Mysterious Substances Observed In Europa’s Cracks | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Jupiter’s moon Europa is one of the potential places where scientists think we could find life in the Solar System. The moon is believed to have a deep and active ocean below an icy surface. The water movements and internal heat are deemed responsible for the formation of cracks on the otherwise smooth exterior. Scientists have now discovered mysterious substances within these cracks, which they think are probably salts brought up by the ocean.
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Maternal Instinct And Biology: Evolution Ensures We Want Sex, Not Babies

Maternal Instinct And Biology: Evolution Ensures We Want Sex, Not Babies | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Many women hear an ominous ticking of their “biological clock” when they reach their 30s, while others never hear it at all. Some believe the compulsion to bear babies is biologically inbuilt – even suggesting women who refuse their supposed evolutionary duty are being selfish.
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Unique Suite of Mutations Helped Greenlanders Adapt to High-Fat Diet | IFLScience

Unique Suite of Mutations Helped Greenlanders Adapt to High-Fat Diet | IFLScience | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Native Greenlanders consume a specialized diet that’s high in fat and proteins – mostly from seals and whales that eat fish containing omega-3 fatty acids. Now, an analysis of their genetic makeup reveals how they’re uniquely adapted to their extreme environment: The Inuit possess a number of genetic variations that help control fat metabolism, cholesterol, and also weight and height. The findings, published in Science this week, suggests that people differ in how we physiologically respond to diets.
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BBC - iWonder - Nine things that shape your identity before birth

BBC - iWonder - Nine things that shape your identity before birth | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
Find out the key moments during your nine months in the womb that helped make you who you are today.
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BBC - Earth - Epic journey towards edge of space

BBC - Earth - Epic journey towards edge of space | DNL Sciences : Content and Language Integrated Learning in french secondary schools | Scoop.it
What happened when filmmakers sent a camera towards space, and lost it for two years
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