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8-Year-old Girl Gets to Chat with Orbiting Astronaut Using Dad’s Ham Radio

Some old tech was able to make a new connection for a little English girl who got to speak with an orbiting astronaut after her dad hailed him on a Ham radio. It was August 2nd when Isabella Payne had just settled down for her “beauty sleep.” But her father, Matthew, knew that since they […]

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Man Stores Rainwater Since 1976 and Has 6,000 Liters to Get Through Drought

Even though the English government recently announced a ban on garden hose watering in the west of the country, Peter Harden has kept right on hosing worry-free. That’s because Harden has been storing rainwater in large catch thanks for almost 50 years, and with 6,000 liters (1,500 gallons) of water available to him, his paddock […]

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Scientists Invent Ultra-Thin Battery-Like Device that Generates Electricity from Air Moisture Perfect for Health Monitors

Imagine being able to generate electricity by harnessing moisture in the air around you with just everyday items like sea salt and a piece of fabric. That’s just what a team of researchers from Singapore has shown, having developed a moisture-driven battery made of a thin layer of fabric, sea salt, carbon ink, and a […]

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Scientists Stunned by New Jupiter Images With Galaxies ‘Photobombing’ the Webb Telescope

With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on—and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured some incredible new images of the planet. “We hadn’t really expected it to be this good, to be honest,” said planetary astronomer Imke de Pater, professor emerita of the University […]

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First Study to Show Dogs Cry ‘Happy Tears’ When Reunited With Their Owners

Dogs cry “happy tears” when their owners come home, according to a study inspired by a scientist whose own pup welled up with joy whenever they reunited. It’s well known that dogs have tear ducts designed to flush dirt from their eyes, but the process had never been linked with emotion—until now. Professor Takefumi Kikusui […]

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Forest Group is Saving Scottish Habitat ‘One Sausage at a Time’

Deep in the heart of the Scottish highlands, deer hunters are fueling conservation from the sale of hunted venison. Cairngorms National Park is 1,748 square miles of pristine and unique habitat, through which tens of thousands of red deer roam without natural predators. Every year thousands of are culled by deer stalkers to protect over-feeding […]

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Archaeologists Found a Perfectly Preserved 1,500 Year-old Arrow Inside a Glacier

Archeologists found a perfectly preserved 1,500 year old arrow inside a Norwegian glacier. It was a team of seven people from a glacier archeology program who discovered the arrow, dated to between 300 and 600 CE, in the Jotunheimen Mountains on August 17. It was found during a survey of the reindeer hunting site, and […]