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Illegal genetically modified wheat appeared in Oregon, and no one’s sure how it got there By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com A mys­tery is unfold­ing in the lab­o­ra­to­ries and grain fields of Ore­gon. Stalks of wheat that hadn’t been plant­ed and wouldn’t die were found grow­ing among a farmer’s crops. Tests have revealed that the pecu­liar wheat […]

This month is a very exciting time for space enthusiasts. That’s because Planetary Resources (the asteroid mining company) is offering the public an opportunity to control an ARKYD space telescope and use it for science, education and fun. This isn’t like any telescope that’s come before. That’s because this ARKYD will be both funded and […]

Kickstarter Fund for Public Space Telescope

Kickstarter Fund for Public Space Telescope

madebyabvh: Playing around

devil-inher-angeleyes: mc-lovin-7936: Lightning slowed down at 10,000 frames per second. That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen Earth Imagery

futurist-foresight: An unusual botanical discovery in how seeds recognize other neighboring seed types. emergentfutures: Plant ‘telepathy’ breakthrough At the University of Western Australia (UWA), researchers recently found that seeds recognise “good” or “bad” neighbouring seeds – even when there is a plastic sheet between them. And in the United Kingdom, researchers have found that plants […]

8bitfuture:

imageMeteor impact on the Moon bright enough to see with the naked eye.

The impact of a 40kg meteor on the Moon on March 17 was bright enough to see from Earth without a telescope, according to NASA, who captured the impact through a Moon-monitoring telescope.

Now NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will try and search out the impact crater, which could be up to 20 metres wide. 

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