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On this day…in 1799

American Astronomer, Andrew Elliott Douglass, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass wrote in his journal that the '...

Water pollution is making birds gay

Water pollution is posing a threat to bird ­populations by causing males to mate with each other. Scientists believe poisonous metal compounds entering the food...

We could lose the moon

There are plenty of disaster films out there. We know what's in store for us if asteroids threaten the planet, if tidal waves hit...

Asteroid will be close to hitting Earth in 2036

An asteroid may come uncomfortably close to Earth in 2036 and the United Nations should assume responsibility for a space mission to deflect it,...

Some thoughts ON the Environment

With the elections looming, expect to hear the same old bullshit about green policies. But when we take a close look at our environment,...

Drumming in a circle is dangerous…and shit

A recent report has found that drum circles could be dangerous to the health of participants. The feature is based on the case of a...

Listening to new music is good for the brain

A new study has discovered that listening to new music is good for the brain. A team of Canadian scientists have used MRI scans to...

First book in America up for auction for $30m

A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for...

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Already this year's election is prompting pollies to garner television coverage. Expect future Prime Minister hopeful Kevin Rudd, to appear more often on screen and...

Russia is to send an unmanned probe to the moon

Russia are planning to send an unmanned probe to the moon in 2015. The craft, called Luna-Glob, or Moon-Globe, will be carried by the first...

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