University of Richmond rat driving tiny car

Rats Learn to Drive Tiny Cars, Proving Rodent Neuroplasticity

October 31, 2019

Scientists have trained rats to drive little cars to find food, The University of Richmond reported. Not only are the rats capable of operating the miniature vehicles, but they also seem to enjoy it. Rodents’ abilities to learn may be greater than previously thought. […]

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Why the Inventors of Lithium-ion Batteries Won a Nobel Prize

October 16, 2019

The three scientists who invented lithium-ion batteries won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, CNBC reported. The revolutionary rechargeable batteries have powered a wide range of electronics since their invention in 1991. It was a long road from early energy storage. […]

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Cape Cod Ramps Up Shark Safety, But Which Species Are Dangerous?

September 7, 2019

Cape Cod is investing in new beach tech to prevent shark attack deaths, according to NPR. Beach towns in the area are adding taller lifeguard chairs, emergency phones, and more. At the same time, some species of shark are known to flee upon seeing us. So who’s who? […]

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Dark Matter Researched through Computer Simulation of 8 Million Universes

September 1, 2019

Scientists conducted a computer simulation of 8 million universes to understand dark matter, the University of Arizona (UA) website announced. The team of UA researchers were testing how each universe would form and what role dark matter would play in galaxy formation. Here’s what science knows about dark matter. […]

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Biology Questions after Octopus Bites Woman on Face During Photo Pose

August 14, 2019

An octopus bit a Washington woman’s face while she handled it to pose for a photo, Seattle news station KIRO-7 reported. Jamie Bisceglia was hospitalized after she balanced the creature on her face and it rammed its venomous beak into her chin. Cephalopods are a dangerous marine wonder. […]

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