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Standard-definition TV lacks the sharpness and resolution of HD, so you wouldn’t expect high-def pictures to look any different on it. But if they are shot on HD the source material is higher...

Insects are arthropods and the basic arthropod body type is to have bilaterally symmetrical body segments with a pair of legs on each one. Segments on the most primitive arthropods tended to...

When you’re truly shocked, you don’t cover your mouth; you just scream. Covering your mouth seems to be a secondary reaction, when you’re trying to moderate your initial response...

Getting satellites into orbit is hard enough - they need to be hurled into space with enough energy to reach around 26,000km/h. But staying in orbit means avoiding losing energy to the Earth's...

As with our skin, eye colour is determined by pigmentation. The iris, located behind the cornea (the eye's outermost layer), is itself made up of multiple layers. The outer two are collectively...

The distinctive circle broken by a vertical line emanating from its centre is a global standard of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The standard's official name is IEC 5009....

Chewing gum has been with us since the Stone Age - chicle gum was made from the sap of the Sapodilla tree. Most modern gums are based on a synthetic equivalent, a rubbery material called...

Because wanting to avoid the situations that cause it would have helped our ancestors survive. We are a social species that naturally lives together in close-knit groups. So those of our ancestors...