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The zero emissions Gogoro Smartscooter was unveiled in January, and will go on sale in Taipei this summer. Does it inspire you to leave your car at home?

Does the Gogoro inspire you to leave the car at home? Does the Gogoro inspire you to leave the car at home?

The zero emissions Gogoro Smartscooter was unveiled in January, and will go on sale in Taipei this summer. Does it inspire you to leave your car at home?

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Some reptiles, notably snakes, don't have ears at all. Those that do have a much simpler ear design than mammals, with the eardrum either flush with the side of the head or only slightly recessed...

There's a fine balancing act in the brain and circulatory system that regulates our moods, boosting the feel-good factor or sometimes causing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in winter. The...

The most likely reason is simply that they have differing criteria for location. Weather conditions are the most obvious consideration for wind energy, whereas for nuclear plants factors like...

The smell is called petrichor, or sometimes geosmin, and is caused by the chemical Dimethyl-9-decalol. This substance is found in the spore coat of certain species of Actinomyces and Streptomyces...

According to Albert Einstein, space and time are simply different aspects of the same entity now called ‘spacetime’. It therefore seems plausible that they came into existence...

People have been inventing knots for millennia; the oldest known – used in a fishing net found in Finland in 1913 – dates from around 8000BC. Thousands are now known, but they’re...

Yes they do. Black materials absorb heat whereas lighter shades reflect it. At least that’s part of the equation. The other factor is the material. Natural...

Yes, American soldiers have been routinely issued with gum to improve concentration and relieve stress since the First World War and several studies have since demonstrated that it improves...

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