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Science News Briefs from around the Globe

A few brief reports about international science and technology from Indonesia to Spain, including one from Brazil about the highest-voltage electric eel ever discovered.

January 5, 2020 — Sarah Lewin Frasier

Fido’s Human Age Gets New Estimates

By comparing how DNA gets altered over the lifetimes of people and dogs, researchers came up with a new way to compare canine years with human years.

December 27, 2019 — Eliene Augenbraun

Superstrong Fibers Could Be Hairy Situation

Human hair tested stronger than thicker fibers from elephants, boars and giraffes, providing clues to materials scientists hoping to make superstrong synthetic fibers.

December 24, 2019 — Susanne Bard

How Does a Fire Tornado Form?

Fire tornadoes are terrifying forces of nature. They're rare, but as wildfires become bigger and more frequent, they may grow more common. Read more about the phenomena, here.

December 2, 2019

Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet...

October 9, 2019 — Steve Mirsky
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