July 23, 2021

Scientists finally find proof that Earth’s core is solid

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From WN Researchers from the Australian National University are confident they have found direct proof for the first time, that the Earth’s inner core is solid — albeit a little bit squishy, Newsweek reports. In a paper published in the journal Science, Hrvoje Tkalčić, an associate professor, and Than-Son Phạm, a scholar, both at ANU, describe how they […]

Chinese students in US fear backlash after Vice-President Mike Pence’s inflammatory speech

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By Simone McCarthy Kristin Huang From South China Morning Post Chinese students in the United States have dismissed claims made by US Vice-President Mike Pence that their official groups representing them are part of a Communist Party effort to “foster a culture of censorship”, though they did express concerns of a backlash from the inflammatory […]

Lorde speaks about how synesthesia helped her write ‘Melodrama’

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BY JERICO MANDYBUR From Mashable Who knew “Green Light” was so literal? Unless you’re a loyal fan, you might not realise that New Zealand musician and young genius Lorde has synesthesia. But she does. And it informs her songwriting more than you might think. The 20-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor has sound-to-colour synesthesia, otherwise known as chromesthesia. […]

Do eight men really control the same wealth as the poorest half of the population?

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By Peter Whiteford From The Observer A new Oxfam Report has a number of startling claims about wealth inequality around the world – the world’s eight richest people control the same wealth as the poorest half of the globe’s population, Australia’s two richest billionaires are wealthier than the bottom 20% of the population, while the […]

Gadget of the week

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Nanotechnology discovery could lead to low-power night vision By Andrew Tarantola from engadget These “nano-antennas” move infrared light into the visible spectrum. Night vision technology is essential on the modern battlefield but is not without its shortcomings. Conventional night vision goggles (NVGs) have been compared to looking “through toilet paper tubes” on account of their […]