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The real Oompa-Loompas: Microbes that make chocolate Fungi, bacteria and yeasts are the unsung heroes of chocolate production. Managing these little helpers better could keep the future for chocoholics sweet (full text available to subscribers) | Dec 20, 2014 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Study: songbirds knew a tornado was coming Days after five tiny golden-winged warblers finished their seasonal migration, flying 3,100 miles from Colombia to Tennessee, they vacated their new home to travel 400 miles south to the Gulf of Mexico.
Fox News | Dec 20, 2014 12:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Drink Beer? Take Showers? Worry About West's Snowpack Some scientists say the West's snowpack is declining, in a hint at a future with less water to irrigate crops, brew beer and take showers.
MSNBC | Dec 20, 2014 12:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Heroes of 2014: Danielle George, the scientist encouraging kids to take things apart The Manchester University professor will explain how to hack everyday objects in her Faraday Christmas lecturesThere is a flowering of women scientists. After generations have struggled to survive in a world where scientists have only seemed to come in on
The Guardian | Dec 20, 2014 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fool's Gold Preserves Some of Earth's Oldest Fossils Fool's gold helps explain why many fossils of soft-bodied animals that lived more than 540 million years ago still survive, a new study finds.
Yahoo! News | Dec 20, 2014 11:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Found in Ancient Clay Pots Ancient people pressed olive oil as far back as 8,000 years ago in Israel, a new study finds. Researchers found residues of the Mediterranean-diet staple on ancient clay pots dating back to the 6th millennium B.C. "This is the earliest evidence of th
Yahoo! News | Dec 20, 2014 11:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Watch Nasa's Orion spacecraft breaking through Earth's atmosphere - video Nasa released video on Friday of the Orion spacecraft breaking through the Earth's atmosphere before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. Orion made the near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on 5 December after wrapping up a flawless, unmanned deb
The Guardian | Dec 20, 2014 11:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
10 things to know about China, Latin America and the environment New book argues Chinese firms presence in Latin America focuses on the most environmentally-damaging sectors Continue reading...
The Guardian | Dec 20, 2014 11:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The best popular medicine books of 2014 Todays best of list are my choices of books published in 2014 that focus on the topics of human biology, psychology and medicine. Continue reading...
The Guardian | Dec 20, 2014 11:02 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New species found in the deepest trench on Earth Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The expedition set many new records, including the deepest rock samples ever collected and the discovery of new fish spe
Science Daily | Dec 20, 2014 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend