Military Scientists Create a Pizza That's Good for 3 Years

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Military Scientists Create a Pizza That's Good for 3 Years
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Forget frozen pizza; science has finally created a slice that can last three years on the shelf before going bad.

No, it's not DiGiorno. It's a ready-to-eat meal — known as a MRE — created for the military. In combat zones where field kitchens are not an option, soldiers rely on these meals, which don't need to be refrigerated or frozen.
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Those Bricks Are Made From Pee

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Those Bricks Are Made From Pee
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A new portable machine uses a mixture of sand, bacteria and urine to create an eco-friendly concrete-like material that can be used to make bricks to build houses.

The machine, called 'Dupe', uses a mixture of sand, bacteria and urine to create a material called biostone.

These Are Not Raccoons, They're Tanuki

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These Are Not Raccoons, They're Tanuki
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Despite their masked appearance, raccoon dogs are not closely related to raccoons. Rather, they belong to the Canidae family, alongside wolves and foxes.

The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is also a basal species, which means it most resembles the ancestral form of the Canidae family. So, if you're wondering what your Fido looked like several million years ago, look no further than the raccoon dog!
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