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Radioactive Boar Are Thriving And Causing Havoc Near The Fukushima Power Plant

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Its beenover five years since tsunami waves crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi power plant and led to its nuclear meltdown. While20 kilometers (12 miles) of the land around the plant remains a dangerous exclusion zone, the area’s wildlife is taking full advantage of the peace.

Since the nuclear disaster, the population of wild boars has rocketed, much to the dismay of surrounding communities,<a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/radioactive-wild-boar-roaming-fukushima-countryside-xfmh3gfxx&quot; styl Continue reading Radioactive Boar Are Thriving And Causing Havoc Near The Fukushima Power Plant

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Specialized Eyeglasses Make Cancer Glow Blue for Surgeons

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A new prototype eyewear makes cancerous cells illuminate blue while looking through the lenses. The yet-unnamed device was developed by a team led by Samuel Achilefu of Washington University and was used on a human cancer patient for the first time just yesterday

Depending on the type and location of the cancer, surgery can be a common first course of action to remove the diseased cells from the body. The surgeon must be careful not to cut a Continue reading Specialized Eyeglasses Make Cancer Glow Blue for Surgeons

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Strange Cloud Turns Out to Be Butterflies Migrating

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One of the world’s great migrations has returned. In a cute twist, its shape at the largest scale seems to reflect that of the creatures involved.

The decline of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has come to symbolize the destruction of nature. Hundreds of millions of Eastern American monarchs travel up to 5000km in their journey from their f Continue reading Strange Cloud Turns Out to Be Butterflies Migrating

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Like Birds Of A Feather, Similarly Attractive People Flock Together

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Scientists have found thatindividuals in a crowd of strangers tend to join groups that contain people of similar levels of attractiveness. The new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, also reveals that attractive women tend to be placed right at the center of these newly formed social groups.

Dunedin, a southern university town in New Zealand, happens to have a rather large stadium. A group of researchers from the University of Otago, also based Continue reading Like Birds Of A Feather, Similarly Attractive People Flock Together

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China To Kick Out Over 9,000 People To Make Way For Huge Telescope

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Around 9,110 people from Guizhou Province, southwest China, will be evicted to make way for a new supersized radio telescope.

As the construction of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) nears its end, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday that all residents from Pingtang County within 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of the telescope will have to relocate.

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Zika Virus DOES Cause Microcephaly, CDC Announces

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After months of research and study by teams from around the world, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded what many have suspected: the Zika virus is indeed the cause of microcephaly, in addition to a whole host of other severe fetal brain defects. The announcement by the CDC comes Continue reading Zika Virus DOES Cause Microcephaly, CDC Announces

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Enormous BITE MARK Spotted On Pluto

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The Kuiper Belt might be the make-out point of the Solar System, at least judging by Plutos large hickey. The curious regionon the dwarf planetwas spotted by NASAs New Horizon spacecraft in itsflyby last Julybut only now have scientistsmanaged to work out the origin of the curious formation.

Astronomers think that Piri Planitia, as the region is informally called, is undergoing a phase change. The methane ice on the surface is subl Continue reading Enormous BITE MARK Spotted On Pluto