Scientists in Europe have discovered that magpies and crows are using an unusual material to build their nests - spikes designed to keep birds away from buildings. The birds appear to be removing the spikes from buildings and adding them to their own nests.
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A group of scientists from the University of Kitakyushu in Japan has come up with an unusual solution to a messy problem. They've taken dirty diapers, and used them to replace some of the sand needed to build a house with concrete.
Scientists have known for years that plants respond to sounds around them. For example, flowers make sweeter nectar to the sound of buzzing bees. But now scientists in Israel have shown that plants also seem to be doing some "talking".
Scientists at the University of Central Florida have created a new kind of paint that's super light and super tough. The colors in the new paint aren't at all like those in most paints. Instead, they're more like the colors on a butterfly's wings.
Artificial Intelligence tools have become extremely powerful, surprising even their creators. Now, some people say there should be a pause in AI work to make sure it doesn't become dangerous. Not everyone agrees.
A school science project by a group of students in Canada has led to an important discovery: EpiPens, which help control dangerous allergic reactions, might not work in space.
Scientists in Switzerland have used lasers to change the path of a lightning strike. The experiment suggests that in the future, lasers might be useful for protecting large buildings from lightning.
Scientists have learned more about the inner workings of the Earth by studying the way waves from earthquakes travel through the planet's center. The results suggest that the Earth's inner core may be starting to spin more slowly than the Earth.
Scientists in Israel have discovered the earliest writing ever found that uses the letters of an alphabet. The writing, which talks about getting rid of lice, was carved on the side of a 3,700-year-old comb.
On Monday, China launched the final section of its Tiangong space station into space. After a 13-hour trip, the new section, known as Mengtian, docked with the space station on Tuesday morning, finally completing it.
The US government has approved a new purple tomato for growing and selling in the US. The special kind of tomato was created by making changes to its DNA. The creators say the tomatoes will last longer and could help make people healthier.