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Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays come from outside the Milky Way

The largest study yet of the most energetic particles to slam into Earth provides the first solid clues to where the particles come from. Using a giant array of tubs

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‘Cyborg’ bacteria deliver green fuel source from sunlight

Scientists have created bacteria covered in tiny semiconductors that generate a potential fuel source from sunlight, carbon dioxide and water. The so-called “cyborg” bugs produce acetic acid, a chemical that

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Does the UK need a human ‘body farm’?

It’s the start of a fascinating and eventful – if gory and smelly – journey, at least for your body as it decomposes. Understanding decomposition can hold the key to

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No fire risk’ with new lithium batteries

Lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists. The devices produced sufficient energy for use in household electronics, but did not ignite –

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Fiat Luxembourg: How a Tiny European Nation Is Leading the Evolution of Space Law

A new law signals Luxembourg’s intention to persist with its bold pro-space strategy after reaping immense rewards from the first time it tried it, in 1985. Considering the Luxembourg law to

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Apple iPhone 8 might have issues with wireless charging, 3D face recognition

Apple has been working hard to fix software bugs affecting its iPhone 8, according to a report from Fast Company. The report claims Apple has unable to solve the software

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The blue wings of this dragonfly may be surprisingly alive

An adult insect wing is basically dead. So what in the world were tiny respiratory channels doing in a wing membrane of a morpho dragonfly? Rhainer Guillermo Ferreira was so

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How a crop-destroying fungus mutated to infect wheat

A wheat strain that let its guard down may have paved the way for a crop-destroying fungus to infect the species. About 1980, Brazilian farmers began growing a strain of

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China’s quantum satellite adds two new tricks to its repertoire

A record-breaking quantum satellite has again blown away the competition, achieving two new milestones in long-distance quantum communications through space. In June, Chinese researchers demonstrated that the satellite Micius could

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Hermaphrodite wildflower has its own battle of the sexes

Petals of wildflowers called starry campions may be a pretty little battleground for a sexual skirmish between the plant’s male and female parts. As is common in flowers, each Silene stellata bloom

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