Science Weekly: dinosaurs, global time bomb, shy birds, proof of alien life

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Welcome to Science Weekly!! It’s been a busy week so we’ve got some great picks for you today.

What’s that smell?

Most of us know we have 5 taste receptors… but did you know we can smell ten different ‘categories’ of odours?

Dino model shows the glide path to flight

Scientists using a wind tunnel and a full-scale model have shed light on how feathery dinosaurs adapted to the skies.

E-waste is a ‘global time bomb’

International expert urges nations to act over our planet’s ever-expanding pile of toxic electronic waste.

Shy birds stick together

According to recent research shy birds stick together and gain courage through numbers, whereas bold birds go it alone.

Understanding the Southern Ocean

It appears NASA satellites have not accurately estimated the important life-giving microscopic phytoplankton population that lives in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

Proof of alien life? More evidence please!

Could life really exist on other planets? The most positive scientific answer we can offer is: well, maybe, but we do not yet have enough evidence for or against.

New nano material is on the way…

A new nano material with applications that could include reducing condensation in airplane cabins and enabling certain medical tests without the need for high tech laboratories has been developed by researchers at the University of Sydney.

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Harnett S (2013-09-24 06:36:12). Science Weekly: dinosaurs, global time bomb, shy birds, proof of alien life . Australian Science. Retrieved: Jul 02, 2020, from http://ozscience.com/news/weekly-science-picks-48/

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