mothernaturenetwork:

Glow-in-the-dark mushroom rediscovered after 170 yearsSpotted  once in 1840 and then never seen again, one of the world’s most  bioluminescent mushrooms has been rediscovered deep in the  Brazilian wilderness.

mothernaturenetwork:

Glow-in-the-dark mushroom rediscovered after 170 years
Spotted once in 1840 and then never seen again, one of the world’s most bioluminescent mushrooms has been rediscovered deep in the Brazilian wilderness.

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ilovecharts:

I made this when I should have been sleeping.

-brianpancake

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mothernaturenetwork:

Professor Martyn Poliakoff isn’t a mad scientist — he’s just crazy about teaching chemistry. A Q&A with the man behind the Periodic Table of Videos.

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14-year-old Matthew James wrote to the head of Mercedes’ F1 team asking them for $57,000 for a bionic hand. It was kind of a joke when he sent it off, but the hand they made him in response certainly isn’t; it’s the most advanced prosthetic hand in the world.
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mothernaturenetwork:

After years of diminishing water supplies made even worse by drought, some areas are resorting to a plan that might have seemed absurd a generation ago: turning sewage into drinking water. Officials have worked to dispel any fears that people will be drinking their neighbors’ urine, promising that the system will yield clean, safe water.

Quite a few places in the world do this already, especially if they do not have access to fresh water.

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itsfullofstars:

World’s First Commercial Space Station Planned in Russia

Called the Commercial Space Station, the orbiting space laboratory and hotel will be able to host up to seven people at a time. It is being planned under a partnership between the Russian companies Orbital Technologies and RSC Energia.

The space station is expected to launch sometime between 2015 and 2016. The cost of individual trips may vary based on launch vehicle, duration and purpose of missions.

Read more.

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