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Snake acrobatics
23rd September, 2021
Invasive brown tree snakes make a lasso with their tails to help them climb up wide trees, and inspire engineers.
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Talking of naked mole rats...
8th September, 2021
Naked mole rats have been extensively studied because of their amazing longevity, but scientists have only just started to study their communication.
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Whale geologists
26th August, 2021
The voice of the fin whale penetrates the earth’s crust beneath the sea floor – a whale born ultrasound.
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Lightning
21st August, 2021
We don’t know what causes lightning, how much of it there is, nor how to predict it. As global temperatures increase, so does lightning; as lightning increases, so do global temperatures. Its impact on atmospheric chemistry is still being explored.
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Sailing stones – a SOLVED scientific mystery
11th August, 2021
Dolomite and syenite rocks around 8-17 kg skid on the dry lakebed of Death Valley, and scientists have solved how.
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The methane mystery
5th August, 2021
Mars Curiosity and Rover measurements of methane are different but could both be correct!
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