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Why do mangos taste like pines?

Having grown up in a South Eastern European country, where fruits are abundant and make up probably about half of our diet during the summer, I’m used to many different kinds of fruit. However, a banana was probably the most … Continue reading

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Don’t be left in the dark: eclipse facts.

A solar eclipse is one of the few astronomical events that actually gets people on mass to look up and think about what happens in the heavens. In this article, I want to indulge your astronomical interests with five interesting … Continue reading

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Manchester mathematicians give us all a chance to play the Imitation Game.

Let’s get the shameless plug out of the way first… On November 14th, `The Imitation Game’ – a biopic about the codebreaker, mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role – is released in … Continue reading

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The Komodo dragon: how this foul-mouthed fiend feasts

“Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you art crunchy and good with ketchup.” ― Anon The fearsome Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the world’s largest living lizard, weighing in at an average of 150 lbs, and measuring 3 … Continue reading

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