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Science with Sarah Lau

Thursday 8th February / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Every week we get a dose of the latest in science news with Sarah Lau.

  • Titled the World's Loneliest Gannet in 2013, it's a sad day to report that Nigel the Gannet passed away last week. After years of isolation, and falling in love with a concrete-made Gannet (made by a group of mini-conservatives), his memory will be cherished and lived in our hearts forever. RIP Nigel!
  • Scientists in Japan made quite a gruesome discovery after putting some toads and a bunch of beetles (known as the bombardier beetles) in an enclosure together. Once devoured, the scientists discovered the beetles would release their defence mechanism, an in-built toxic spray, while still being situated inside the toad's stomach! Resulting in the beetles being eventually regurgitated and left to live another day.
  •  Scientists have discovered types of bacteria located in soil that is able to eat toxic, metal compounds and as a result, produce tiny sized nuggets of gold. Could this be a better, more convenient way of refining the mineral?

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