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Scientists solve the riddle of zebras’ stripes

Why zebras have black and white stripes is a question that has intrigued scientists and spectators for centuries. A research team led by the University of California, Davis, has now examined this riddle systematically. Their answer is published today, April 1, in the online journal Nature Communications. The scientists found that biting flies, [...] Read more

Ocean discovered on Enceladus

Researchers have discovered a deep saltwater ocean on one of the many small moons that orbit Saturn, leading scientists to conclude it is the most likely place in the solar system for extraterrestrial life to be found. Gravitational field measurements taken by Nasa's Cassini space probe revealed that a 10km-deep ocean of water, larger than Lake [...] Read more

Reaching For Our Revolvers

1. Europe: From division to unity to fragmentation As the Iron Curtain was coming down, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Double Life of Veronique (1991) not only captured elegantly the emotional impact of Europe’s post-war division but also conveyed a brooding angst about the promised ‘European Union’. Kieślowski’s device was [...] Read more

Why I'm Vegan by Moby

"Hi, I'm Moby and I'm a vegan." (To which you, I'm assuming, respond: "Hi, Moby." See, even if you've never been to a 12-step meeting you've probably seen one on the television, as almost every series has to have a scene involving a 12-step meeting. Or so it seems). So, here's my qualification, or how I came to be a vegan. When I was two weeks [...] Read more

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