Publication: Cosmos Magazine

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Damaged spinal cords ‘awaken’

Dustin Shillcox volunteered to have electrodes and a pulse generator implanted in his spine. The level of damage to his spine usually results in a total loss of function below the injury site.  GREG RUFFING/REDUX/HEADPRESSDustin Shillcox fully embraced ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - 6 hours ago]
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Why do zebras have stripes?

Zebras’ stripes do a poor job at concealing them against the background of the savannah.  CREDIT:Many people assume that a zebra’s  stripes help it hide from predators. But against the golden brown of the savannah, nothing stands out more clearly than ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - 6 hours ago]
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Could Saturn’s moon hold life?

Cassini acquired high resolution views of the puzzling ice world of Enceladus. It appears to be a mixture of softened craters and complex, fractured terrains.  CREDIT: NASA/JPL/SPACE SCIENCE INSTITUTEAstronomers have identified another  quiet corner of ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - 6 hours ago]
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Bighorn sheep re-wilding raises conservation questions

Two Rocky Mountain bighorn rams clash, but climate change has been the bigger enemy. CREDIT: W. PERRY CONWAY/CORBISA conservation project to transplant  North America’s iconic bighorn sheep to the grassy Mexican island of Tiburon has raised important ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - 6 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Health experts dismiss homeopathy

Homeopathic pills like these are often so dilute that they contain no trace of the active ingredient. CREDIT:There is no evidence that homeopathy works. That is the conclusion of a comprehensive review of the scientific data in a draft report released ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
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The search for MH370: Why can’t we find it?

A sonar mapping device is hoisted back on board the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield during buoyancy testing.It is a vital piece of equipment in listening for the sonar ping from MH370′s flight recorder.“I’m now optimistic we’ll find the aircraft, ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

‘Designer’ plants could seed cheaper biofuels

Poplars are a fast-growing wood crop that has potential as a biofuel feedstock. CREDIT: ISTOCK CLICK TO LISTEN TO THIS ARTICLE  or here to  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCASTBioethanol has long been touted as a sustainable alternative to petrol but so far it has ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
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An alimentary guide to microbes

CLICK TO LISTEN TO THIS ARTICLE  or here to  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCASTTwo facts about the human body often surprise people. One is that our bowels are outside our bodies and a second, related one, is that more than 99% of our DNA isn’t ours: it belongs ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
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In the footsteps of Carl Sagan

CLICK TO LISTEN TO THIS ARTICLE  or here to  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCASTAstrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson steps into Carl Sagan’s shoes in the updated TV series Cosmos. CREDIT: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELCosmos: A spacetime odysseyNational Geographic Channel, Sundays ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
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IPCC: Climate change begins to bite

Coral reefs are particularly vulnerable to global warming and acidification. CREDIT: VETTA/It’s no longer a problem we can leave to our grandchildren. According to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
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All set for our first comet landing

The Philae lander emerges from the mother ship Rosetta to touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko(artist’s impression, not to scale) . ESA–C. CARREAU/ATG MEDIALAB AND IST OCKFor an event intended to celebrate a scientific milestone, the January ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Review: Naturalists at sea

From a colour engraving of French admiral Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, Captain Cook’s great rival. CREDIT: STEFANO BIANCHETTI/CORBISNaturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to DarwinGlyn Williams, Yale University Press (2013), RRP $41 ... [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 09 2014]

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Why do zebras have stripes? [Published Cosmos Magazine - 6 hours ago]
Damaged spinal cords ‘awaken’ [Published Cosmos Magazine - 6 hours ago]
Health experts dismiss homeopathy [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
The search for MH370: Why can’t we find it? [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
‘Designer’ plants could seed cheaper biofuels [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
In the footsteps of Carl Sagan [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
An alimentary guide to microbes [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 15 2014]
Review: Naturalists at sea [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
IPCC: Climate change begins to bite [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
All set for our first comet landing [Published Cosmos Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
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