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Making oxygen with magnets could help astronauts breathe easy

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A potentially better way to make oxygen for astronauts in space using magnetism has been proposed by an international team of scientists, including a University of Warwick chemist. The conclusion is from new research on magnetic phase separation in microgravity published in npj Microgravity by researchers from the University of Warwick …

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Can turtles really breathe through their butts?

Can turtles really breathe through their butts?

Can this turtle breathe through its “backdoor”? (Image credit: Shutterstock) Everyone knows that most mammals breathe through the mouth and nose. Frogs, meanwhile, can breathe through their skin. But what about turtles? How do these hard-shelled critters get oxygen? You may have heard a strange rumor that turtles can breathe through their butts. But is …

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