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  1. Odd pupils could be key to camouflage trick of colorblind octopi and squidRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Gizmag

    Despite their ability to change color to perfectly match their surroundings, cephalopods like octopi and cuttlefish are actually colorblind, having only one photoreceptor, unlike the three we humans possess. The way in which they can pull off their camouflage trick then, has been a source of speculation for scientists for some time.


  2. NASA's Super Pressure Balloon glides past flight duration recordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | Gizmag

    For decades NASA has been sending big balloons to high-altitudes as a low-cost way of gathering atmospheric data, but in their current form they do have their limitations. One of which is sustaining long duration flights at certain latitudes.


  3. Google highlights five main safety concerns surrounding AIRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Gizmag

    Safety risks posed by artificial intelligences are a genuine concern, but it's not just the apocalyptic robot uprising that we need to worry about. More seemingly mundane problems, such as an AI agent knocking over a vase while it's cleaning, also need to be addressed.


  4. Scientists break through the clouds to reveal source of Jupiter's wild weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2016 | Gizmag

    Studying Jupiter's atmosphere helps scientists learn more about how cloud formation is powered by the planet's internal heat source , Robert J. Sault ) View gallery The standard image of Jupiter is of a mysterious planet shrouded in colorful strips, spots and swirls. But what exactly is going on beneath the atmosphere's chaotic exterior is a question that has mystified astronomers for some time.


  5. Flipping a genetic switch for longer lifespansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Gizmag

    Scientists have successfully identified epigenetic modifiers with strong links to metabolism and lifespan. Discovered in worms and observed in mice, it's possible that the enzymes could provide a pathway to longer life, effectively switching on a set of genes at an early age.


  6. Mapping the thesaurus of the human brainRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | Gizmag

    The research reveals that at least a third of the brain's cerebral cortex is involved in processing language . View gallery Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have used MRI data to create what they call a "semantic atlas," using vivid colors in multiple dimensions to show how the brain organizes language.


  7. Metamaterial paves way for thermophotovoltaic cells that generate electricity in the darkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Gizmag

    Dr Sergey Kruk demonstrates a prototype metamaterial device that could be used in super-efficient "thermophotovoltaic" cells to generate electricity from infrared energy, even in the dark . View gallery Using a new optical magnetic metamaterial claimed to have revolutionary properties, physicists from the Australian National University and the University of California Berkeley have produced a prototype device that could be used in super-efficient thermophotovoltaic cells.


  8. First observed shockwave to shed light on supernovasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | Gizmag

    Artist's impression and light graph of a Type II supernova as it detonates . View gallery As the late Carl Sagan said, "we are made of star stuff," referring to the elements formed inside collapsing stars and disseminated throughout the universe in a massive explosion known as a supernova.


  9. Astronomers observe a predicted supernova explosionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Gizmag

    The left-hand image displays the location of the Refstal supernova in a larger context, while the image on the top right shows a Hubble search for the Refstal supernova prior to the occurrence - the bottom right image displays the location of the now-visible supernova ) For the first time, a team of astronomers has successfully made observations of a predicted supernova. The enormous cosmic explosion, nicknamed Refsdal, is believed to have occurred roughly 10 billion years ago, and owes its foreshadowing to a rare astronomical phenomenon known as an Einstein Cross, which led to the recent spotting which took place on Dec. 11th.


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