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Radio silence: a ‘quiet’ zone lets ASKAP scan the skies
Ray deflection: huge shoal fooled shark spotter
Scientists suspect a mysterious mixed state in Earth’s core • Until we can drill all the way down, scientists cannot be sure about the nature of Earth’s core. But a new study suggests it might exist in a similar super-ionic state to the mysterious ice that is thought to be hiding in the cores of outer planets.
Old reactor delivers new fusion energy record • A reactor in its last days has used a special fuel to double the record for fusion energy, providing further hope that the next generation of similar reactors will be able to find the key that allows large-scale generation of low-cost energy.
Most fish can speak • According to a new study, some two-thirds of the world’s fish species communicate using sound. Scientists are also gaining insight into what they might be talking about.
Night flights of bees in Australia • Some Australian bee species have evolved to allow low-light activity.
Your eyes can reveal your risk of cardiac arrest • The world’s biggest killer is facing a challenge from an unexpected direction. A group of scientists have developed a tool to predict heart attacks based on opticians’ pictures of the back of the eye.
A vaccine against dog allergies is in the pipeline • Many people have dog allergies, ranging from watering eyes to a stuffy nose or skin rashes. The foundation for an anti-allergy vaccine has been laid.
Vitamin D combats autoimmune diseases • Millions of people throughout the world suffer from autoimmune diseases, and the number is rising. Scientists may have found a new way to help.
Can scientists deliver reliable tsunami alerts? • Predicting a tsunami would require us to be able to reliably predict earthquakes and eruptions. But once an event occurs, warning systems may be able to outpace the tsumami’s arrival.
TOP 5 · Which vertebrate can live the longest?
What makes insects buzz? • Does the sound of buzzing insects come from their wings flapping rapidly? Why do different insects make different sounds?
Can the Moon’s gravity influence my sleep?
How much gold is included in a mobile phone? • How many different metals does a smartphone include? And can they be cost-effectively recycled?
How many kinds of joints do we have? • The joints of hips and knees are clearly different, but do we have other types of joints in our bodies?
Why does mown grass smell so good?
…your hair can turn white overnight? • French Queen Marie Antoinette’s hair allegedly turned white the night before she faced the guillotine in 1793. Can that really happen?
Hair roots run out of pigment • With age, production of pigment in the hair roots is reduced, so the hair becomes ever lighter in colour.
How is antivenom made? • The world is home to around 6000 species of venomous snakes that cause some 80,000-140,000 deaths annually. Antivenom is the only specific treatment, but how is it made?
WHAT IS THIS? • Art work generated by artificial intelligence
What is the world record for the highest electrical current? • How many amps have humans managed to generate in an electric current? Are there natural currents that go higher?
Why are dogs so easy to train? • Dogs generally seem to be more obedient than cats. Is that a sign of intelligence, or just their...