Ant power

Ant power

Image copyrightChrist Clijsen Image caption Team Fast sitting in front of their prototype bus that runs on formic acidA group of students has developed a way of storing energy that could be cheaper to make, more practical and more sustainable than alternative renewable fuels. They are young and clever, and they want to change the world – one bus at a time. “We’ve created the world’s first bus that runs on formic acid, which is a much cheaper solution than hydrogen, yet it delivers the same environmental benefits,” says Lucas…

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Why do we fall for fake news? It's because we can't concentrate

Why do we fall for fake news? It's because we can't concentrate

Posted June 27, 2017 06:42:23 Photo: Discovering why fake news goes viral is important to develop new tools to stop the spread of misinformation. (Rawpixel.com) Related Story: How to help kids navigate fake news and misinformation online Related Story: Do you use your phone on the throne? Scientists say there’s a reason why fake news and hoaxes go viral. They have found it is the combination of “information overload” and our “limited attention” spans that contribute to the spreading of misinformation. Diego Fregolente Mendes de Oliveira from Indiana University looked…

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US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston

US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston

Image copyrightReuters Image caption The flight had nearly reached its destination when the woman tried to open a doorA plane travelling from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a woman tried to open an emergency exit near the end of the flight, passengers say. The woman, who police have not named, was subdued by a police officer who had joined the force two weeks earlier. A passenger on Southwest Airlines Flight 4519 told KHOU-TV that the woman was behaving erratically throughout Sunday’s morning flight. “She wrote ‘Help me’ and…

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