Why do we love the smell of rain ? #nature #rebootme #science

Science is behind why many of us love the smell of rain. The actual smell is a scent termed Petrichor which scientists have identified as the molecule Geosmin which is produced by a specific type of bacteria called Streptomyces. When rain hits the ground or the leaves of trees and plants, Geosmin is released in the […]

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What actually happens in the Bermuda Triangle #mystery #rebootme #travel

Devil’s Triangle, commonly known as the Bermuda Triangle lies between the island of Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the southern part of Florida, USA. According to the New York Times, it is famed for claiming over 50 ships and potentially 20 planes since records began in the 1900s. (See article here) Now University of Southampton oceanographers […]

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Birds see shades of colour! #nature #rebootme #science #visual

A recent study has shown that Songbirds perceive colour just like we do. The study led by Dr Eleanor Caves and Dr Patrick Green (Duke University), discovered that birds can categorize colours. They can identify shades of colours, perceiving the difference between reds and oranges. Primates have previously been confirmed with the ability to perceive […]

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Space travel propulsion is here #technology #future #video

While Elon Musk is launching cars in to space, NASA remain focussed on the future of space travel. NASA, working in partnership, have developed designs for a compact nuclear reactor that could provide power anywhere. “Kilopower,” which is a fission reactor, has recently been successfully tested to simulate flight and it could be used to […]

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