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Study into left-handedness finds 41 genetic variants that influence it – ABC News

About 10 per cent of Australians are left-handed and genetic analysis of more than 1.7 million people has brought scientists a step closer to understanding why.

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Scientists find secret to ‘uncrushable bugs strength – The News International

Looking like it was forged in apocalyptic fires, the diabolical ironclad beetle has a formidable reputation for being able to withstand being stabbed or run over…

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Looking like it was forged in apocalyptic fires, the diabolical ironclad beetle has a formidable reputation for being able to withstand being stabbed or run over by a car.
Now scientists have found a jigsaw-like mechanism in their exoskeletons that helps the little creature tolerate forces up to 39,000 times its own body weight. Their discovery could have implications for engineering and robotics, experts say, and even challenge the position of cockroaches as models of insect indestructibility.

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NASA Has an ‘Exciting New Discovery’ About the Moon it Will Announce on Monday – Thrillist

It’s totally made of cheese.

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NASA hasn’t tipped its hand about what we should expect, revealing only that the discovery was made with the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a “modified 747 that flies high in the atmosphere to provide its nearly 9-foot telescope with a clear view of the universe and objects in our solar system.” The plane, which was grounded in mid-March and only resumed activities in mid-August, flies above 99% of Earth’s atmosphere to observe in infrared wavelength. It can see phenomena…

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NASA Releases Osiris-Rex Footage and Images from Asteroid Bennu Mission – IGN Southeast Asia

NASA’s first-ever mission to collect samples from an asteroid.

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NASA has released footage and images from their probe’s contact with an asteroid 200 million miles from Earth earlier this week.The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made contact with the 1,800-wide asteroid Bennue on Tuesday. Its mission? NASA’s first-ever collection of dust and rock samples from an asteroid in space.
Judging from the newly released footage — which you can watch below — the Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event appears to have been a success.
The footage shows OSIRIS-REx making contact…

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