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MAVEN Astronomy Mars science funny - 8347628288
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In MAVEN's first few weeks of instrument testing at the Red Planet, scientists have already created some of the most complete maps of atomic hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and ozone in the Martian atmosphere ever made. One of MAVEN's instruments even collected data as energetic particles blasted out by a massive solar eruption made it to Mars.

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awesome Harry Potter funny science wasp species - 8177563904
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If you are familiar with the Harry Potter series, you probably remember the dementors: dark, ghost-like beings that suck every positive feeling away leaving nothing but an empty shell. These awful creatures have now made the transition from fantasy to scientific literature, as they are now the namesake of a newly discovered species of cockroach wasp. The name Ampulex dementor was chosen through public voting and has been described by Stefanie Krause and her team at the Natural History Museum in Berlin.
memory monkey science funny - 7677367552
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Sometimes a particular smell, flavor or other sensory cue can trigger a flood of distant memories. New research shows chimpanzees and orangutans have similar capacities for this kind of episodic memory — they're able to accurately recall an event that happened three years prior. The results suggest, once again, that we're just not as unique as we think we are.
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oceanography science sexy times biology fish - 7870109696
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A mysterious pulsating hum has been keeping people in the British town of Hythe awake at night, and scientists say there's definitely something fishy about it.

Residents have complained to the local council, saying they've had to leave the area just to sleep. Some people have even gone to the doctor, suspecting they had tinnitus.

Blame has been placed on everything from industrial noise to passing cargo ships, but the Scottish Association for Marine Science thinks it's found the answer: male midshipman fish.
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The Bombardier Beetle creates an internal explosion to propel hot, poisonous chemicals at its enemies.  Scientists studying the beetle have shown how it works in an x-ray video of the process.