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Everyone knows that bread is bad for ducks, but it appears that they really love kale. Lettuce, frozen peas or grapes cut in half are other foods which can be fed to ducks.
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In the hunt to make hydrogen a cost-effective fuel, ferroelectric substances, such as lead titanate, have shown promise as catalysts in a computer simulation to extract hydrogen from water.
Is this a useless piece of information that Mathematicians have discovered? It appears that prime numbers, divisible only by 1 and themselves, show a reluctance to repeat their final digit. For example, 3 is a prime number whereas 33 is not.
The second version of Beagle 2, called ExoMars 2016, safely lifted off yesterday. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) should react Mars in the middle of October but it will take almost a year to manoeuvre itself into the correct position around Mars.
Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency and is another reminder of the incessant long-term rise in global temperature resulting from human-produced greenhouse gases.
Beagle 2 is due to blast off on its journey to Mars tomorrow. Beagle 2 is a British landing spacecraft that is part of the European Space Agency’s mission to Mars.
Breast cancer study finds ‘astonishing’ drug combination that gives results using Herceptin in combination with another drug. This can shrink tumours in less than two weeks.
Worth having a look at ‘The 20 best science images of the year?’ by Paul Kerley
which was posted on the BBC News website on 7 March 2016. You can find it at