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Science Can Now Turn Human Urine Into Brain Cells

Science Can Now Turn Human Urine Into Brain Cells | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It turns out urine isn’t just human waste. Chinese researchers have managed to
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Louis-Bertrand Raffour's curator insight, December 12, 2012 3:31 AM

La journée commence bien!

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New dinosaur with giant nose discovered

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Scientists have discovered a new dinosaur with a large prominent nose in northern Mexico, which lived about 73-million-years ago.
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Is there a squadron of Spitfires buried in Birmingham?

Is there a squadron of Spitfires buried in Birmingham? | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A whole squadron of Second World War Spitfire fighter planes could lie buried under houses in Birmingham, a pensioner has claimed, as he admits he helped hide them.
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Hatching order influences birds' behavior

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The hatching order of birds influences how they behave in adult life according to new research. Biologists looked at how the birds' behavior was affected by the way their parents cared for them as hatchlings.
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Scientists identify molecules in the ear that convert sound into brain signals

Scientists have identified a critical component of the ear-to-brain conversion -- a protein called TMHS.
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Survey of Critically Endangered Pygmy Sloths Finds Just 79 Animals Remain

Survey of Critically Endangered Pygmy Sloths Finds Just 79 Animals Remain | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
In May 2011, after months of preparation, Jakob Shockey and two fellow biology students from Evergreen State College in Washington State found themselves on a tiny ...
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Whisky Restores Sight in Man Blinded by Vodka

Whisky Restores Sight in Man Blinded by Vodka | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Denis Duthie was celebrating his parents' 50th wedding anniversary with drinks when his world suddenly went dark.
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Marlboro palace: how city birds feather their nests

Marlboro palace: how city birds feather their nests | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
It sounds like a surreal urban myth: birds in cities may be deliberately incorporating cigarette ends into their nests to ward off insect parasites. But scientists in Mexico offer compelling evidence that it is true.
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Breakthrough in augmented reality contact lens

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Scientists have developed an innovative spherical curved LCD display, which can be embedded in contact lenses.
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South Africa acts on 'inappropriate' school names

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KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Senzo Mchunu wants 15 schools with...
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Origin of Human Intelligence --"Linked to a Genetic Accident 500 Million Years Ago"

Origin of Human Intelligence --"Linked to a Genetic Accident 500 Million Years Ago" | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified the moment in history 500 million years ago that provided our ability to learn complex skills, analyze situations and have flexibility in the way in which we think. According to Professor Seth Grant of the University of...
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Bihar village bans women from using mobiles

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A village panchayat in Bihar has prohibited women from using mobile phones and imposed heavy fines on them if they violated the diktat, an official said today.
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Chinese astronauts plan to grow vegetables on Moon

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Gardening in space!Chinese astronauts may grow fresh vegetables in extraterrestrial bases on Moon or Mars in the future to provide food and oxygen supplies to...
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, August 25, 2013 2:21 PM

Where is NASA when we need it... along with our competitive spirit? 

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Japanese Team Aims For World Record In Human-Powered Styrofoam Plane

Japanese Team Aims For World Record In Human-Powered Styrofoam Plane | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A team of Japanese motorcycle makers may soon remind the world that another type of bike--one with pedals--can be an incredibly efficient way to get
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Office parties that cost British business £259m

Office parties that cost British business £259m | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
British workers celebrating too hard at their annual Christmas party cost the economy tens of millions of pounds in lost man hours, a survey has concluded.
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Chinese dog is 'maths genius,' according to owner

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Potato the dog from Jiangsu province in China has been taught to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
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Treegonometry uses math to perfectly decorate a Christmas tree

Treegonometry uses math to perfectly decorate a Christmas tree | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The University of Sheffield has come up with a mathematical formula to produce the perfectly decorated Christmas tree.
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Cape Town baboons get paintballed

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Baboons in Cape Town are being paintballed to drive them out of residential suburbs and stop them from pillaging homes and cars on brazen food raids.
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World's big trees are dying: Alarming increase in death rates among trees 100-300 years old

World's big trees are dying: Alarming increase in death rates among trees 100-300 years old | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The largest living organisms on the planet, the big, old trees that harbor and sustain countless birds and other wildlife, are dying.
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First evidence of fish sensing geomagnetic fields from a Czech Christmas market

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Carp stored in large tubs at Czech Christmas markets align themselves in the north-south direction, suggesting they possess a previously unknown capacity to perceive geomagnetic fields, according to a new study.
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Large, Peanut-Shaped Asteroid Headed Toward (ish) Earth

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Scientists set to study lopsided celestial body.
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Starfish falls from the sky onto Brighton woman

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A woman was left flabbergasted after a living starfish fell out of the sky – and landed on her head as she left her Brighton studio...
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African Elephant's Cataract Operation Is The Biggest Eye Surgery Ever

African Elephant's Cataract Operation Is The Biggest Eye Surgery Ever | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Duchess, a 4.4-ton, 45-year-old African elephant at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England, had already lost her right eye to glaucoma, and cataracts...
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Nefertiti the spidernaut dies in Smithsonian

Nefertiti the spidernaut dies in Smithsonian | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian's live exhibition of the first jumping spider to survive the trip to space and back has turned out to be short lived — the arachnid astronaut died just days after going on display.
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Mustache Transplants on the Rise in the Middle East

Mustache Transplants on the Rise in the Middle East | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
ISTANBUL , Turkey -- Thick, handsome mustaches have long been prized by men throughout the Middle East as symbols of masculine virility, wisdom and maturity.
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