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What makes mānuka honey 100 times more costly than routine honey

What makes mānuka honey 100 times more costly than routine honey

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Mānuka honey known for being earthier, richer, and more viscous than many other honeys. It comes from the nectar of the flower of Leptospermum scoparium — also known as Manuka, which is only native to New Zealand. Mānuka, in fact, is a Maori word. "The plant itself is very rare. It's difficult to harvest because…
This NASA photo makes Mars appear like Jupiter

This NASA photo makes Mars appear like Jupiter

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Mars or Jupiter? Spoiler: It's Mars. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona No one is accusing Mars and Jupiter of looking like long-lost planetary twins, but a NASA view of the Red Planet might have you seeing double. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona highlighted a look at Mars' north pole on…
SpaceX makes a 5,500- pound shipment to ISS

SpaceX makes a 5,500- pound shipment to ISS

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The Dragon capsule.  NASA/SpaceX SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday after a destroyed capsule in April and an electrical issue on Friday. On Monday morning, it completed delivery to the International Space Station. The uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft containing 5,500 pounds of supplies, hardware and materials, including more than 250 science and research investigations…
Uber can’t choose whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is a possession of a liability, and it produces an uncomfortable however revealing IPO filing (UBER)

Uber can’t choose whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is a possession of...

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Travis Kalanick's name appears a total of 13 times in Uber's IPO prospectus. But the cofounder and former CEO of Uber appears many more times, if you read between the lines of the company's S-1 filed on Thursday. And for the most part, it seems, he's there to serve as a punching bag. The 300-page…
The NSA openly launched a tool for splitting software application broad open, and hackers are enjoying it– so long as the NSA makes great on its guarantee not to utilize it to spy on them

The NSA openly launched a tool for splitting software application broad...

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It's been almost a week since the National Security Agency released a free software tool for picking apart suspicious files, and security enthusiasts are already poring over the code to hunt for bugs and backdoors. And once the project's completely online for people to modify, developers will scramble to make this tool even more powerful,…
Why Ageing Makes You More Prone To The Influenza

Why Ageing Makes You More Prone To The Influenza

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According to new research, the elderly are more susceptible to influenza because their immune systems have trouble recognizing new viral strains. The findings, published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, may help researchers design more effective flu vaccines for the elderly. Ageing has long been associated with increased susceptibility to infection. Influenza, for example,…
CES 2019: What makes us state WTF video

CES 2019: What makes us state WTF video

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CES 2019 January 9, 2019 Sci-Tech
Chinese lunar rover makes tracks on the far side of the moon

Chinese lunar rover makes tracks on the far side of the...

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The Jade Rabbit 2 rover left the lander on Jan. 3. CNSA There are now wheel tracks on the far side of the moon. China's Chang'e 4 mission touched down this week on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth, sometimes called the dark side of the moon, but more accurately known as…
If A Worm Makes You Ill, Can This Cup Of Tea Treatment You?

If A Worm Makes You Ill, Can This Cup Of Tea...

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Tea made from the wormwood plant. Wormwood tea has been used as a remedy for fever, liver and gall bladder ailments — and now it's being tested for the flatworm infection schistosomiasis. BIOSPHOTO hide caption toggle caption BIOSPHOTO Tea made from the wormwood plant. Wormwood tea has been used as a remedy for fever, liver…
Elon Musk deserves about $23 billion and has actually never ever taken an income from Tesla– here’s how the well-known workaholic and dad of 5 makes and invests his fortune

Elon Musk deserves about $23 billion and has actually never ever...

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Elon Musk may be the world's richest rocket scientist. The 47-year-old CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and cofounder of OpenAI has said he won't be happy until we've escaped Earth and colonized Mars. Luckily, he has the mind and the money to make it happen. Despite a massive net worth hovering around $23.6 billion, Musk…

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