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Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth

Unprecedented Maya Mural Found, Contradicts 2012 "Doomsday" Myth | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Unprecedented paintings and calculations have emerged from under the Guatemalan jungle—including evidence against the 2012 "doomsday myth."...
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Which birds sing first in the dawn chorus? - interactive

Which birds sing first in the dawn chorus? - interactive | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Find out why bird species sing in a particular order during the dawn chorus...
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The Single Theory That Could Explain Emergence, Organisation And The Origin of Life

The Single Theory That Could Explain Emergence, Organisation And The Origin of Life | Interesting science | Scoop.it

Biochemists have long imagined that autocatalytic sets can explain the origin of life. Could it be that the same idea--the general theory of autocatalytic sets--can help explain the origin of life, the nature of emergence and provide a mathematical foundation for organisation in economics?


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[VIDEO] Animated World Map of Traffic, Cities and Population

This is an animation done by Globaïa for the short film 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' commissionned for the Planet Under Pressure conference.


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Roundup Herbicide Linked To Parkinson's-Related Brain Damage

Roundup Herbicide Linked To Parkinson's-Related Brain Damage | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Research indicates that roundup herbicide may be linked to Parkinson's related brain damage.
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Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm | Wake Up World

Blamed for Bee Collapse, Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm | Wake Up World | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Monsanto, the massive biotechnology company being blamed for contributing to the dwindling bee population, has bought up one of the leading bee collapse research organizations.
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Scientists discover 'switch' in plants to create flowers

Scientists discover 'switch' in plants to create flowers | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Flowering is the most crucial act that plants undergo, as the fruits of such labor include crops on which the world depends, and seeds from which the next generation grows.

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Greenland may be slip-sliding away due to surface lake melt: study

Greenland may be slip-sliding away due to surface lake melt: study | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Like snow sliding off a roof on a sunny day, the Greenland Ice Sheet may be sliding faster into the ocean due to massive releases of meltwater from surface lakes, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder-based Cooperative...

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Subtle poison

Subtle poison | Interesting science | Scoop.it
IN THE winter of 2006 beekeepers in America noticed something odd—lots of their hives were dying for no obvious reason.
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Scientists still aren't sure why the "uncanny valley" freaks you the hell out

Scientists still aren't sure why the "uncanny valley" freaks you the hell out | Interesting science | Scoop.it
When Pixar screened a computer-animated short film called "Tin Toy" in 1988, test audiences hated the sight of the pseudo-realistic baby named "Billy" who terrorized the toys.
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Fantastic Fungi: The Spirit of Good

The fungal-fantastical. Emerging from their axial homes, fungi are beginning to be understood as nutrients to the human consciousness and ecological sustaina...
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Fungus Makes Zombie Ants Do All the Work: Scientific American

Fungus Makes Zombie Ants Do All the Work: Scientific American | Interesting science | Scoop.it
A tropical fungus has adapted to infect ants and force them to chomp, with surprising specificity, into perfectly located leaves before killing them and taking over their bodies...
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TEDxWarwick - Charlie Price - Aquaponics - Getting More out of Less

Charlie Price from the social enterprise Aquaponics UK, explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply. He provides an ins...
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Antarctic octopus study shows West Antarctic Ice Sheet may have collapsed 200,000 years ago

Antarctic octopus study shows West Antarctic Ice Sheet may have collapsed 200,000 years ago | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that genetic information on the Antarctic octopus supports studies indicating that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could have collapsed during its history, possibly as recently as 200,000 years ago.
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Plastic-eating fungi found in Amazon may solve landfill problems

Plastic-eating fungi found in Amazon may solve landfill problems | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Just when you thought that plastic waste was never going to break down in the environment, along comes Mother Nature to solve the problem.
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Strange Organism Has Unique Roots in the Tree of Life

Strange Organism Has Unique Roots in the Tree of Life | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Protozoan genes suggest they are the oldest members of the tree of life containing humans...
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Biomimicry Pictures: Nature Yields New Ideas for Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Biomimicry Pictures: Nature Yields New Ideas for Renewable Energy and Efficiency | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Drawing inspiration from schools of fish, termite mounds, and the photosynthesis of leaves, new technologies seek to produce cleaner, more efficient energy through biomimicry.

 

Articles about BIOMIMICRY: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=biomimicry

 


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Bee Strawbridge

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Bee Strawbridge

Love this planet. Don't like what we are doing to it. Trying to help by raising awareness about the importance of biodiversity and other important issues such as: bees; soil; permaculture; food; ethics; animal rights; growing food; sustainable living and more...

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The future of solar energy

Nobel-prize winning scientist and Shamengo pioneer Alan Heeger has developed flexible solar panels, opening up a world of possibilities for solar energy! Wan...

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Weird Winter - Mad March - Part 2

One of the most confusing effects of climate change is the increasing incidence of weather extremes

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Local Fishermen Help Scientists Understand the Secrets of a Lake

Local Fishermen Help Scientists Understand the Secrets of a Lake | Interesting science | Scoop.it

Lake Como, in Northern Italy: Sometimes, the collective knowledge of generations of locals is just as valuable as a network of high-tech sensors.


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Ice age riddle: what burped CO2 and wasn’t ocean or Neanderthal?

Ice age riddle: what burped CO2 and wasn’t ocean or Neanderthal? | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Bits of Science - Daily news on Science, Sustainability and a view on the State of our Planet...
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Life won't be the same without antibiotics - Telegraph

Life won't be the same without antibiotics - Telegraph | Interesting science | Scoop.it
The over-prescription of these drugs to humans and animals spells the end of modern medicine as we know it.
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Rising temperatures spark irreversible climate change fears for Earth, study claims

Rising temperatures spark irreversible climate change fears for Earth, study claims | Interesting science | Scoop.it
The Earth is heading towards irreversible, runaway climate change by 2050, a major new study has suggested.

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Infectious Selflessness: How an Ant Colony Becomes a Social Immune System: Scientific American

Infectious Selflessness: How an Ant Colony Becomes a Social Immune System: Scientific American | Interesting science | Scoop.it
Ants work together to battle a deadly fungus by diluting the infection across the colony...

 

Hmmm, what can we learn from this?


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