Pigeons can identify cancer.
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Pigeons Identify Cancer as Well as Paid Professionals

When most people think of pigeons, they imagine small gray birds who aren’t very smart. After all, they are bird brains, right? A recent study on the fascinating creatures will make you think twice. In a study led by Richard Levenson from UC Davis and Edward Wasserman from the University …

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New pacemaker, medical care.
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The Pacemaker Powered by the Heart

First implemented in 1960, the pacemaker is an essential invention for over 3 million people worldwide with over 600,000 more people becoming dependent on them annually. In the body, the pacemaker is a device that regulates the heart by emitting electrical signals. However, this device’s need for a battery to …

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Battery technologies and their different types.
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The Barrage of Battery Technologies

  To those who are active in perusing the latest in technological advances, it is not uncommon to see some research group or company flaunt a new experimental battery technology that is still far from being in our present devices. Here, some of these technologies are rounded up and summarized for your …

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Halloween and the science behind fear.
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The Science Behind Fear

Boo! Did I scare you? I’m willing to bet not. Halloween has passed, and while the surge of scary movies and creepy décor is laid to rest, sources of fear remain present throughout the year. While I certainly wouldn’t want to be thrown into Sleepy Hollow, I, like many, find …

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Milky way, night sky panoramic photo.
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The Cosmic Forecast for November

During the month of November, the night sky is predicted to have a beautiful and expansive display of planets, constellations, and meteor showers. With Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Venus lighting up the sky early in the month, along with the Virgo and Leo constellations and the Leonid meteors flashing by …

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Giant Sequoia trees
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The California Drought is Killing Giant Sequoias

The years of Californian drought have begun to take their toll on the trees within Sequoia National Park. Despite being the oldest living things on Earth, many mature Giant Sequoias show signs of browning leaves. With this in mind, biologist Amber Ambrose and his team travel to the Sequoia National …

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Philae lander on comet 67P
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Rosetta, Philae, and the Comet

Back in 2004, scientists from the European Space Agency sent out a satellite to observe the comet 67P, also known as Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Comet 67P is distinctly recognizable by its dual-lobed shape, similar to a massive rubber ducky. This has intrigued scientists because they wonder if the shape is the result …

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