Friday, June 29, 2012

What’s in the sausages we eat?

We love sausages, don’t we?
Billions of people chomping on billions of sausages every year resulting in billions of retail sales, so sausages are essentially a part of our life.
But what is it in those meat sticks that make it so irresistible?

Monday, June 25, 2012

欧洲杯2012:可悲的英格兰

又输了。
一句话:活该。

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dung Beetles Love Human Poops

Why would anyone want to check out whose manure taste the best, I don't know. But it's exhilarating to know that we've won the interspecies dung contest (or rather, the first runner up).

The judges for the contest would happily chomp on any manure, and yes, they're a group of nine thousand dung beetles.
Image: scientificamerican.com
Two entomologists, Sean Whipple and W. Wyatt Hoback set out to an organic cattle ranch where there were plenty of dung beetles crawling around. They took dungs from several animals native to North America (bison, cougar, moose), and also from animals from other parts of the world (tiger, lion, zebra), and presented them to the panel of dung experts.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

搞笑日报:科学家鉴定下雨前必有乌云

(日本‧北海道1日訊)日本北海道大学科學家利用一項新的鉴定技術,成功发现下雨前的预兆。有關科學家指出,希望此发现能夠让人们调整日常生活来面对气象的改变。
Image: stormeffects.com
研究過程中,科學家們以报纸里的天气预报环节和风筒来研究下雨前的气象,他们发现到下雨前一片片的白云必会集在一起形成一片大云。由于目前还没有正式的科学名称来解释此景象,科学家们便将此云名为“乌云”。

Sunday, June 10, 2012

How Would You Sound Like On Venus?

In conjunction with the Transit of Venus this week, I think I should write something about Venus.
Image: sites.wff.nasa.gov
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, and it's the hottest planet in our solar system. The surface temperature on Venus can reach 482 degree Celsius, high enough to melt lead and even zinc.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Marsupials Have Three Vaginas

Marsupials are mammals that give birth to relatively undeveloped young, and then raise them in pouches. Examples of marsupials that we all know are kangaroos, wombats, koalas, and Tasmanian devils. 

Apart from the pouch, they all have another thing in common: female marsupials possess three vaginas. 
WOW.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Water on Earth

How much water is there on Earth?

We often hear people say 70% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Oceans and seas constitute the largest amount of water, roughly 96.5%. The rest exists in lakes, rivers, underground water sources, in our body, and in your pet.

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