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Science mag: Breakthrough of the year

No prizes for guessing the top entry, it’s proof for Poincar√© Conjecture.¬† The runners-up are thus more interesting. Original link via BBC.

Breakthrough of the year: The Runners-up

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Nature Science

Faster city life!

It seems life really is faster in the city — even for birds. Birds living in urban areas sing a faster tune than their slower country counterparts. The change in birdsong may help their calls to be heard over the howl of traffic and the wind.

City birds raise their tempo

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Bomb Detection: Sniffer dogs have competition

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method for training the common honey bee to detect the explosives used in bombs.

Detecting explosives with honeybees