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Real Monstrosities- great blog looking at Natures Creepy Crawlies

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Massive Earthworm eating Leech

Follow this great new blog here to find out about natures overlooked and not so cute organisms!

 

Also check out the bbc websitee to see a video of 70cm Leech devouring it prey

Trajectory of a falling Batman

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Would Batman’s Cape save him?

Book written in DNA code

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Two molecules of DNA

 

 

DNA is up there with the best forms of digital storage. Read this article from The Guardian to find out more

The Physics of the Hulk’s Jump

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Could do the Hulk really jump that high?

Click here to find out

 

Bad Movie Science

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Star Wars episode II: The Clone Wars. The worst science and technology errors in movies

Its not just the destruction of the Death Star that shows Bad Movie Science in Star Wars!

Click here to find out more movies that fail the real life science test

50 best photos from natural world

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Amazing photos from the natural world taken this year.

“Killer” plant eats bird

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Pitcher plant eats great tit (bird)

Carnivorous plants like the pitcher plant above and venus fly traps live in soil with a lack of nitrates which are needed to make protein.  Theyobtain nitrates by trapping small insects and and slowly digesting them. This pitcher plant trapped a bird which may have fell in as it tried to get an insect floating in the pitcher plants digestive juices. The bird will slowly be digested by the enzymes in the digestive juice.

Up to date news to consider for your one world safety of nuclear power essay

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Monitoring radiation levels outside the damaged nuclear reactoy

Nuclear is the safest form of power, says top UK scientist

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/29/nuclear-power-safe-sir-david-king

and

Japan may have lost race to save nuclear reactor

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/29/japan-lost-race-save-nuclear-reactor?CMP=EMCGT_300311&

and

China forges ahead with nuclear energy

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110329/full/news.2011.194.html?s=news_rss

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Radioactivity spreads in Japan

 

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110329/full/471555a.html?s=news_rss

Cuckoo’s Egg Forgery Arm’s Race

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Cuckoo’s try to deceive other birds by laying their egg;s in other birds nest and trickign them in to bringing up their young.

However, If the host birds recognises a cuckoo egg, it will push it out of it’s nest.

Read about this evolutionary “arms race” here

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9418000/9418131.stm

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