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Research Last Updated: May 20, 2019 - 12:05:26 PM


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Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?
Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be. Aside from a few oases there is little vegetation, and most of the world’s largest desert is covered with rocks, sand and sand dunes. The Saharan sun is powerful enough to provide Earth with significant solar energy.

Apr 27, 2019 - 11:43:08 AM

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The macho sperm myth
The idea that millions of sperm are on an Olympian race to reach the egg is yet another male fantasy of human reproduction

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:19:49 AM

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DIY Gravitational Waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'
The public will be invited to lend their own computers to help the scientific community unlock the secrets contained in gravitational waves observed when black holes smash together

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:43:54 PM

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Historians Expose Early Scientists’ Debt to the Slave Trade
By examining scientific papers, correspondence between naturalists, and the records of slaving companies, historians are now seeing new connections between science and slavery and piecing together just how deeply intertwined they were.

Apr 8, 2019 - 2:16:46 PM

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Russia’s Military Undertaking Growing Role in Creation of ‘Sovereign Internet’
Russia’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed its involvement in the creation of a “sovereign Internet,” which marks part of its wider efforts to transform its system of military communications.

Apr 7, 2019 - 10:09:37 AM



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