0809 GMT August 21, 2017
'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved
Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’, which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species.
How friction evolves during an earthquake
By simulating earthquakes in a lab, engineers at Caltech have documented the evolution of friction during an earthquake — measuring what could once only be inferred and shedding light on one of the biggest unknowns in earthquake modeling.
Deep-sea animals eating plastic fibers from clothing
Far beneath the ocean waves lies the benthic zone — the cold dark region at the bottom of the sea that is home to some of the most important marine organisms, called meiofauna.
Electricity, silver effective in keeping bacteria off plastics
Using a combination of electricity and silver, researchers in Sweden have developed a new method for preventing bacterial growth on plastics.
Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts
The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel — wood.
Urban flooding on the rise, as countryside dries up
New analysis of flow rates and precipitation totals suggest flooding in urban areas is intensifying while rural areas dry up.
Researchers discover new tectonic plate
A team of researchers from Rice University in Texas have discovered a new tectonic plate off the coast of Ecuador.
Iranian student grabs silver in South Korean Olympiad
Iranian student Mobina Vatankhah received a silver medal in the 2nd Korea International Youth Olympiad, an education official said.
SpaceX successfully launches ISS resupply mission (Video)
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule into space from NASA Kennedy Space Center on Monday.
Why forensic scientists desperate to open a human body farm in UK
Imagine a research facility where human corpses are buried in soil, left in water and hung from trees, and allowed to decompose.
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