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Aurora Borlealis - why it happens

Aurora Borealis: why it happens

Grey whale pod captured off the coast of California

Grey whale pod captured off the coast of California

Find an Ebola cure – by smartphone
With their collective processing power, the computers will form a virtual supercomputer ... read more
Germanwings disaster: Could plane cockpits be too secure?
"Perhaps there needs to be a way to get back in that door."... read more
Four steps to safer driving this Easter
You can stack the odds in favour of arriving at your holiday destination safely by observing evidence-based safer driving guidelines derived from Discovery Insure’s research into driver behaviour.... read more
Survive or Thrive during the Blackouts – The Complete Guide
The blackouts are rolling and by all indications they won’t be getting better any time soon. PM decided that there are more productive ways to channel our frustration and compiled... read more
Noctiluca scintillans
AP photographer Kin Cheung photographed this glowing group of Noctiluca scintillans on 22 January, on the shore of Hong Kong. Read more here. Image Credit: Kin Cheung / AP... read more
Close-up of a moth wing
The image above is a close-up of a wing of a Eriocrania sparrmannella or Mottled Purple. This moth is from the Eriocraniidae family and is mainly found in Sweden during spring. The... read more
Aurora Borealis: why it happens
This week the northern hemisphere played host to what is commonly known as the greatest show on earth: the Aurora Borealis. The video above explains why it happens.... read more
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