A newly-discovered peatland in the Congo Basin of central Africa contains an estimated 30.6 billion tonnes of carbon in its waterlogged soils — equivalent to three times the total annual carbon emissions of every human being alive today.
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Lithium-ion batteries are currently one of the biggest problems in the tech world. The ubiquitous power source has an annoying tendency to burst into flames. But researchers at Stanford University believe they may have found a solution with a built-in flame retardant that doesn't harm the battery's performance.
We hear the stigma all the time. Spas and their associated treatments are simply not for men. Big fat bollocks. The misconception comes from the fact that spa treatments just haven’t been catered to men in the past. Alas, times have changed and Sydney now boasts a number of dedicated male and unisex grooming spaces to help rejuvenate the tired and tested bodies of the masculine persuasion.
Whether it’s skin treatment, a massage, a facial or a much needed soak in the whirlpool, these are the cool Sydney spas that have you covered.
A species of seadragon known only from museum specimens has been spotted in the wild for the first time by Aussie researchers.
The scientists used a remote-controlled camera to film the Ruby Seadragon, or Phyllopteryx Dewysea, at a depth of more than 50 metres - deeper than other seadragons go, and deeper than recreational Scuba divers can go.
Pretty soon, your smart watch may know you're sick before you do, according to US scientists. The researchers made an app which tracked health data - such as heart rate and skin temperature - collected by 60 people's smart watches for up to two years, and found that people's stats changed when they were getting sick.
The authors say smart watches could also help detect the risk of type 2 diabetes and low oxygen on planes, and that they even helped detect Lyme disease in one of the scientists behind the study.
Imagine if "big data" could predict the future, perhaps even stopping your smartphone from breaking down before it happens?
Sydney Scientists have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major technical achievement they say could help bring quantum technology closer to reality.
After some setbacks — including, but not limited to, an explosion in September — SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Video: Damn, the ocean isn't here to play around. This worm, known as a sand striker, buries itself in the ground and can grow up to twice the length of a human. It has no eyes and no brain and yet it can snatch the body and soul (and everything else) of a fish from right out of the ground. It's like a terrifying death trap, shooting itself out from the floor and making the fish disappear in an instant. Damn.