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They're the latest gadget craze: telescopic phone and camera holders that let you take selfies from a distance. But would you buy one?
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They're the latest gadget craze: telescopic phone and camera holders that let you take selfies from a distance. But would you buy one?

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They're the latest gadget craze: telescopic phone and camera holders that let you take selfies from a distance. But would you buy one?

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For passing water, space travellers use specially-made funnels that connect to urine recovery units. Each astronaut has their own custom-shaped funnel. Variants are also available for women. As...

Possibly because most people now eat far more nuts and peanuts (which are not true nuts but legumes) than they used to. There is a genetic basis to many allergies, but some have to be primed...

The Ancient Egyptians believed that 42 demons were present at the judgment of the soul; 42 is also a perfect score in the International Mathematics Olympiad. But in modern maths its main...

Yes, the Moon is moving away from Earth at about 3.8cm per year. It’s a trend that’s been going on ever since the two bodies were formed. As a result, its orbit around Earth has become...

Most pesticides are complex organic molecules and these tend not to be very heat stable. But reliably breaking down all pesticide molecules would likely require prolonged exposure to temperatures...

Mercury' fillings are actually made from an amalgam of mercury, silver, tin, copper and zinc. Unlike in an alloy, where the metal atoms are chemically bonded together, the mercury acts as a...

London, with a population of around 8 million, uses electrical power at an average rate equivalent to the output of around five nuclear power stations. But size isn’t everything.

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 For the first billion or so years of life on Earth, the only organisms were chemosynthetic bacteria, which grew as mats in shallow seas and by volcanic hydrothermal vents. The very first...

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