Archive for April 4th, 2017:

Is consciousness just an illusion?

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Is the human brain really just a collection of complex machines? The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny “robots” – our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special? In an infamous memo written in 1965, the

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Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

Image copyright Uni Manchester Image caption Artwork: Graphene-based membranes hold huge promise in desalination A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater. The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water. The promising graphene oxide sieve could be highly efficient

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‘Surprise’ discovery of Europe’s first cave-dwelling fish

Image copyright Jasminca Behrmann-Godel Image caption This 8.5cm cave loach is an example of the first cave fish found in Europe Pink, scaleless and with declining vision, the cave loach is the first ever example of a fish found living in a cave in Europe. Researchers say the creature was found by divers in a

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