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Scientific Research

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  • Ultra-strong graphene's weak spot could be key to fuel cells

    In a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world's thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it. The researchers, led by the...
  • Villagers buried suspected vampires with blades, rocks

    Villagers buried suspected vampires with blades, rocks
    The dead were buried with sharp sickles across their throats meant to sever their heads if they tried to rise as vampires to prey on the living. Rocks were propped beneath their chins to keep them from biting. This was the fate of at least six people...
  • Rotting food is no problem for the turkey vulture, thanks to its toxic gut

    Rotting food is no problem for the turkey vulture, thanks to its toxic gut
    Turkey vultures are amazing animals, and, lets face it, pretty disgusting. They pee on their own legs. They frequently projectile-vomit. They feast on rotten meat teaming with pathogens. And if an animal's hide is too thick, a turkey vulutre will...
  • UF converts human waste to rocket fuel

    The University of Florida has developed a new source of fuel that's cheap and will never run out – human waste. Researchers developed a process to convert waste into rocket fuel at the request of NASA. But it may also turn up on earth, Pratap...
  • Air dryers may spread more hand germs

    By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – What's better for limiting the spread of bacteria in washrooms: paper towels, or air dryers? New research funded by a trade organization of paper towel manufacturers suggests that towels spread less bacteria....
  • Are dogs sloppy or smart drinkers? Both, it turns out

    Are dogs sloppy or smart drinkers? Both, it turns out
    Dogs aren’t known to be the most graceful of drinkers – place a bowl of water in front of a thirsty canine and you’re likely to see much of its contents splattered across the floor. But researchers who have studied the exquisite...
  • One for every leg: scientists map centipede genome

    An international team of more than 100 researchers has mapped the genome of the centipede and found that, while it easily outpaces humans on number of legs, it falls short when it comes to genes.     Sequencing the genome of Strigamia maritima, a...
  • Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice

    Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a tricky task. But an underwater robot is providing a nice solution. Satellite...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Serenity in Naples The Edgewater Beach Hotel has introduced the Seaside Serenity package available exclusively in the hotel's new custom-designed Serenity Suite. The Seaside...
  • Floored over differences in how men and women think

     Floored over differences in how men and women think
    For $75, the interior designer was supposed to look at my kitchen and help me decide on paint or wallpaper, and how to make the space more efficient. But first, she proceeded to tell me everything else that needed changing in our house. "It looks like...
  • Among chimps, mothers of boys are more outgoing than mothers of girls

    Among chimps, mothers of boys are more outgoing than mothers of girls
    When it comes to raising their young, chimpanzee mothers are more socially outgoing and gregarious if they are caring for a boy, as opposed to a girl, according to a new study. In a paper published Monday in the journal PNAS, researchers concluded...