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Gallery: Meet China's baby-shaped pears and heart-shaped melons
Friday, 22 August 2014
Baby-shaped pears, heart-shaped watermelons and square apples are hitting supermarkets in China and Japan. But are these fruits just frivolous fun?
WATCH: How do driverless cars work?
Friday, 22 August 2014
Forget adaptive cruise control and parking assist, by 2020 you could have a completely self-driving car. Find out how they work in the latest episode of RiAus's A Week in Science.
WATCH: How Long Can You Balance a Pencil?
Thursday, 21 August 2014
It sounds like a simple challenge, but we bet your time is terrible. The latest episode of MinutePhysics explains.
WATCH: Can reading make you more intelligent?
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
The latest episode of Braincraft explains how reading literary fiction can help boost your emotional intelligence.
WATCH: These parasites want to take up residence in your eyes
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Meet the parasites that can crawl under your skin and into your eyes to leave you blind.
WATCH: The Science of Depression
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
The latest episode of AsapSCIENCE looks at the scientific basis for depression, and discusses the biological, psychological, and social implications of the disease.
Japan's cherry blossom stone is a natural wonder
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Meet the cherry blossom stone from Japan - one of the most striking natural rock formations in the world.
How to photograph the fangs of Australia’s deadliest spider
Monday, 18 August 2014
Photographer Alex Wild got really, really close to the fangs of a Sydney funnel-web spider, and the results are both beautiful and terrifying.
WATCH: A jellyfish stinging in slow motion
Monday, 18 August 2014
This is the first microscopic, slow-motion footage of an anemone firing off venom - and it's really awesome.
Violinist plays during brain surgery
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Musician Roger Frisch underwent deep brain stimulation to fix tremors in his hands and played the violin throughout the process. Image: YouTube screenshot In any other profession minor shaking...

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