A team from the London-based Open Space Agency (OSA) has produced the Ultrascope, a downloadable telescope design that can be generated by a 3D printer, be controlled by simple robotics, and captures images using the camera on a smartphone. Find out more and see a sample image: http://scim.ag/1IkvpANRead more "The Ultrascope: a 3D printable, £200 telescope"
The Tweet: “Receipts from restaurants, gas stations, and grocery stores all contain high amounts of cancer inducing BPA.” The evidence supporting claims that BPA contamination in food, packaging and in some cases receipts poses a health risk to humans is ambiguous and in many cases misleading. Trying to find consistent research on the topic is […]Read more "Receipts aren’t cancerous despite the claims"
The Tweet: “Genetic factors explain approximately 40% of whether a child will like school or not, according to a study.” The biggest factor in whether a child will enjoy and be motivated at school is in their genes. Data collected from a number of studies were found to support this claim. A team led by […]Read more "Enjoying school is in your genes"
The Tweet: “Scientists have figured out a way to unboil an egg.” The metaphor for how some things in life are irreversible has been irreversibly disproven by scientists who have unboiled an egg. It used to be thought that the chemical reactions involved with the proteins in eggs whites during cooking could not be undone, […]Read more "Why being able to unboil eggs is more important than it sounds"
The Tweet: “Brunettes are more susceptible to nicotine addiction.” Dark haired smokers are more likely to become addicted to nicotine, according toresearch from Penn State University. The scientists noticed a relationship between melanin and levels of nicotine dependence. Melanin is the pigment found in hair and skin that is responsible for giving brunettes their dark […]Read more "Why do brunettes find it harder to quit?"
The Tweet: “Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends.” It seems our closest relatives in the animal kingdom share even more with us than we might believe. We don’t just have complex emotional behaviours and tools in common, now chimpanzees have been observed to use grass as a body decoration. According to research published in Animal Cognition by Edwin […]Read more "Chimpanzees dress to impress"
The Tweet: “According to research, the citizens of Chad have the world’s healthiest diet, while the population of Armenia has the worst.” If you live in Sub-Saharan Africa you’re likely to have one of the healthiest diets in the world. Chad, Sierra Leone and Mali make up the top 3 countries for healthy eating according to […]Read more "We should all eat like the citizens of Chad"