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This Magpie aims to be the most accessible one-stop-shop for free, entertaining, educational and useful resources all in a single place

Bombing the Brain

Neurochemical warfare, how serving in Afghanistan can leave mental scars plus brainwashing to tweak belief systems. Your browser does not support the audio element. Full Transcript 00:00 – The medal of honour Ty Carter, recipient of this years Medal of Honour, the United States of America’s highest military decoration for his service in Afghanistan discussing […]

16 Sep, 2014

Hack Attack!

Have you been hacked? This week we examine the risks from public WiFi, why the Internet of Things is jeopardising the security of your home, the threats frequently lurking inside innocent-looking documents, what your mobile phone says to cybercriminals without your say-so and the new method of marketing: you compromise your competitor’s website. Plus, in the news, an update on ebola, do bereaved people really die of a broken heart, and DNA points the finger at a Jack the Ripper suspect…

16 Sep, 2014 Naked Scientists
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Scientists Find Evidence of ‘Diving’ Tectonic Plates on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth. Researchers have clear visual evidence of Europa’s icy crust expanding. However, they could not find areas where the old crust was destroyed to make room for […]

9 Sep, 2014 NASA HQ News