Q: Why will the successor to the world's cheapest car be called Sodium Nitrite?

A: Because it's NaNo2!


Team of scientist use vapours to generate electricity

Scientists have found a way to harness the power of evaporating water to produce electricity that is powerful enough to light up a small LED and power a miniature car

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The plant that can save the world!

Seeds of a small tree, Moringa oleifera, killed enough bacteria in polluted water to make it safe to drink.

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Biting aluminium foil can be painful.

There are two types of people. One group can bite aluminium or tin foil, experiencing nothing worse than a faint metallic taste. The other group gets a painful electric zing from chewing on foil. Why does chewing on foil hurt some people and not everyone?

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Meet Opah, the first truely warm blooded fish.

The opah fish (Lampris guttatus) is about the size of a car tire and almost as round. That shape helps explain why the opah is sometimes called a moonfish. This animal swims by using its large pectoral muscles to move its skinny, red pectoral fins. Those muscles also produce a lot of heat.

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Eco-friendly oil spill solution developed

According to John, professor of chemistry in City College's Division of Science, "the best known chemical herders are chemically stable, non-biodegradable, and hence remain in the marine ecosystem for years." "Our goal was to develop an eco-friendly herding molecule as an alternative to the current silicone-based polymers," said John.

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Brain Freeze - The ice cream headache

Brain freeze is practically a rite of summer. It happens when you eat ice cream or gulp something ice cold too quickly. The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, but that's a mouthful. Brain freeze is your body's way of putting on the brakes, telling you to slow down and take it easy

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Know your chemical value

Interested in knowing the value of the chemicals of your body? Well, let's take a look at the elements from which you are made.

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June 30 will have an extra second: NASA

Washington: June 30 this year will officially be a bit longer than usual because an extra second, or 'leap' second, will be added to the day, according to NASA. "Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that," said Daniel MacMillan of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt.

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The curious case of High BMI and Low Dementia

Everyone's talking about weight loss but here's a revelation: Being heavily built lowers the risk of dementia as one gets older.

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A Zebrafish holds the key to healing your heart

It's a known fact that a human heart cannot heal itself. A Zebrafish Heart with a Sonic Hedgehog protein can easily replace damaged or diseased cells.

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