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Humans moved mammoths

Japanese scientists revive mammoth cells (and other mammoth news)

Japanese scientists have extracted cell nuclei from the bone marrow of a 28,000-year-old mammoth and inserted them into mouse egg cells. Subsequently, they observed that the cell nuclei showed signs of division, but…

NASA shock waves

Compressed air: sonic shock waves collide

When a plane flies faster than the speed of sound, the pressure waves in front don’t have time to flow around the aircraft and the air becomes compressed, eventually producing a shock wave,…

optical illusions

Amazing optical illusions!

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Our ancestors hunted a Siberian unicorn

A prehistoric rhinoceros nicknamed the Siberian unicorn roamed the tundra when modern man arrived in the region, according to new research. The rhino with the Latin name of Elasmotherium sibiricum weighed more than…

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What is beach ‘foam’?

Beach foam is produced from proteins. The white beach foam is due to fat and protein in ocean water, which the surf ‘whips’, just like whipped cream. Animals and plants in both salty…

‘Science: Make the future you want!’ – ASPAC 2019 in Brisbane 4-6 September

Under the theme of ‘Science: Make the future you want!’, researchers and STEM leaders from science centres and museums around the world will converge in Brisbane to collaborate, connect and generate new ideas…

National Science Week

It’s National Science Week!

Australia’s National Science Week is on now, with Australian Science Illustrated a proud partner. And with almost 2000 events on offer, you’ll be left wondering how you are going to fit it all…

Thomas Higham, University of Oxford

Two human species shared the same cave

The two human species to which we are most closely related lived close to each other for thousands of years. This has been established by archaeologists from the University of Wollongong in NSW,…

Whisky tongue

Artificial tongue to lick fake whisky

Who else but Scottish engineers would think of using an artificial tongue to differentiate between whiskies? A new paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Nanoscale describe how they built the tiny…

World’s heaviest organism living underground in the US

One of the world’s oldest and biggest inhabitants – a honey fungus – has spread tremendously. Scientists from the University of Missouri in the US have studied a famous honey fungus, Armillaria gallica,…

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