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Birds of Pay

Some steppe eagles roaming at will,/ Cross-border, for prey they can kill,/ Gave scientists tracking/ Them rather a whacking/ Great SMS data charge bill./// https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-50180781?SThisFB&fbclid=IwAR2By8TN19Y2g_u1pQYzQsavixT3UYg2EEUjELnGurpWnk7K8PeMKIXnpHo Link to Twitter

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Rat Race Stress Buster

Researchers found levels of stress/ In rats became markedly less/ When driving small cars/ Constructed from jars,/ The secret of rat race success./// https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50167812 Researchers found levels of stress In rats became markedly lessWhen driving small carsConstructed from jars,The secret … Continue reading

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Sick ardour

A fungus impels the cicada,/ In some psychedelic lambada,/ To shag till it’s dead/ As body parts shed,/ Which doesn’t diminish its ardour./// A fungus impels the cicada,In some psychedelic lambada,To shag till it's deadAs body parts shed,Which doesn't diminish … Continue reading

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Shagged out

When teenagers’ sleep isn’t sound,/ A study reportedly found,/ They get a bit frisky/ And do stuff that’s risky,/ Like drink, drugs and screwing around./// When teenagers' sleep isn't sound,A study reportedly found,They get a bit friskyAnd do stuff that's … Continue reading

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Period piece

Dmitry was ever so able:/ He dreamed up, or so goes the fable,/ A way, by formatinum,/ Lead, zinc, carbon, platinum/ Et al might appear in a table./// Dmitry was ever so able:He dreamed up, or so goes the fable,A … Continue reading

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Trump tribute

A blind creature scientists found/ That buries its head in the ground/ Was named after Trump,/ A visionless lump/ Ignoring the signs all around./// A blind creature scientists foundThat buries its head in the groundWas named after Trump,A visionless lumpIgnoring … Continue reading

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Research my arse!

There was an old man from Japan/ Who gave his own colon a scan;/ He put on some lube,/ Inserted a tube/ And shouted: ‘The film’s in the can!‘/// There was an old man from JapanWho gave his own colon … Continue reading

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Blast Off!

Some science that may entertain us/ Is news of an odour most heinous/ Like sulphurous farts/ Detected in parts/ Of air very close to Uranus./// Some science that may entertain usIs news of an odour most heinousLike sulphurous fartsDetected in … Continue reading

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Old Smokey

Researchers say having a toke/ Aids thinking in elderly folk/ The young, au contraire,/ It seems to impair/ So when we get old we will smoke./// https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/08/daily-dose-of-cannabis-extract-could-reverse-brains-decline-in-old-age-study-suggests-thc Researchers say having a tokeAids thinking in elderly folkThe young, au contraire,It seems … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember…

Experimentation on mice/ Suggests we remember things twice/ And make simultaneous/ Clones in our crania’s/ Short and long storage device./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39518580 Experimentation on miceSuggests we remember things twiceAnd make simultaneousClones in our crania'sShort and long storage device. — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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