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Why Bermuda houses have white stepped roof?

The North Atlantic island of Bermuda has no fresh-water springs, rivers or lakes. So how did humans ever settle there? The secret is in the design of their houses, and particularly the white stepped roof which is still in use … Continue reading

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The Worst Of News For Living Things On Earth

It’s officially the beginning of the end for life on Earth, researchers say. Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have passed 400 parts per million — long regarded as the point of no return in the battle against climate change. Researchers … Continue reading

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USA to hand over the internet’s naming system

The US has confirmed it is finally ready to cede power of the internet’s naming system, ending the almost 20-year process to hand over a crucial part of the internet’s governance. The Domain Naming System, DNS, is one of the … Continue reading

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How to anticipate the weather based on the sky

Being able to predict the weather by observing cloud formations is a skill that is somewhat lost on us modern humans. Most of us can easily look at a cloud and see the unicorn or ice cream cones, but very … Continue reading

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Why some beach have the crystal-clear water?

Being surrounded by iridescent turquoise beaches for ten days has a way of getting you to ask the tough questions. Questions like, why are some beaches graced with perfectly clear water, while others seem to get stuck with the murky … Continue reading

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Wernher von Braun: The Dark History Of NASA

The Saturn V rocket was a remarkable achievement of human engineering. The man-rated rocket carried every Apollo mission into space, and won the Space Race for America. It was also based on Nazi technology. Wernher von Braun was an aerospace … Continue reading

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Cygnus Space Cargo Ship Set On Fire By Nasa

The uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship departed the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday at the end of a 12-week stay. A while later, NASA set it on fire. The detachment procedure was carried out mainly by NASA controllers back on … Continue reading

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Bangladeshi Invents An Electricity Free Eco AC

Bangladeshi inventor Ashis Paul has figured out how to repurpose plastic bottles into a low-cost, easy-to-make, electricity-free air conditioner that can help the country’s poorest better tolerate the sweltering summer heat. The science behind the Eco-Cooler is based on the … Continue reading

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Feline Diabetes: Human food shorten cat lives

Want to extend your cat’s nine lives? Stop feeding her human food and get her moving. A recent study of 9,000 British pets by pet insurer Animal Friends discovered that the number of dogs and cats diagnosed with diabetes skyrocketed … Continue reading

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Pacific Ocean Swallowed Five Solomon Islands

They are the tiny islands that have literally disappeared. Five islands in the Pacific Ocean existed as late as 2014; fast forward two years and they are nowhere to be seen. A further six reef islands are also facing the … Continue reading

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