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706-Carat Diamond Discovery In Sierra Leone

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, who also works as a miner, discovered the 706-carat diamond in Kono district, the government said in a statement.

Diamonds are sold by the carat (shown as ct.), which is actually a unit of weight, though most think of a carat in terms of size. Read more here

Sources;

  1. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/17/africa/sierra-leone-massive-diamond-unearthed/
  2. http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/pastor-discovers-giant-706carat-diamond-in-sierra-leone/

Thorny devil assisted by gravity to drink water

A team of researchers with Aachen University in Germany has found that the thorny devil lizard is able to supplement its water intake by covering its body with sand and then using straw-like folds in its skin to pull in water, which is then directed to its throat. In their paper published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, the team describes experiments they carried out with several lizard specimens, what they observed and the means by which the odd-looking lizards survive in the arid desert region of Western Australia.

Read more here http://phys.org/news/2016-11-thorny-devil-skin-gravity.html

Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics can be intimidating, but if you keep these six key concepts in mind, you should be able to improve your understanding of it.

  1. Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles
  2. Quantum Physics is discret
  3. Quantum Physics is Probabilistic
  4. Quantum Physics is non-Local
  5. Quantum Physics is (Mostly) Very small
  6. Quantum Physics Is Not Magic

Read the article by Chad Orzel here

Source: Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics