Caterpillars perceive colour through their skin

Caterpillars of the peppered moth sense colour through their skin and match their body colour to the background to protect themselves from predators. © Arjen van’t Hof, University of Liverpoool Caterpillars perceive colour through their skin Twig-mimicking caterpillars change their ...

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Self healing robots that “feel pain”

A 3D printed self-healing gripper holding a strawberry. Image: Vrije Universiteit Brussel Self healing robots that “feel pain” Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles ...

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A long time ago, galaxies far, far away

A long time ago, galaxies far, far away Astronomers discover vast ancient galaxies, which could shed light on dark matter Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of ...

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A single-photon source you can make at home

A bright fluorescent quantum defect can be a tool to upgrade current biomedical imaging systems, looking at even smaller tumors through the defect emission. Image: Belcher Lab A single-photon source you can make at home Shining light through household bleach ...

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Using recent gene flow to define microbe populations

A microscopic image of mixed bacteria from environmental samples. MIT researchers have developed a gene flow measurement that defines ecologically important populations of microbes. Image: David VanInsberghe Using recent gene flow to define microbe populations New method identifies ecologically and ...

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Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup Ingredients 6 servings 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups chopped onions 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons dried dill weed 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 cups chicken broth 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons ...

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