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800-foot wave
Scientists have found evidence that a massive tidal wave struck the Cape Verde island of Santiago. Read more …


Gastrointestinal cancer
A new large-scale study shows that aspirin doubles the survival rate in patients with GI cancer. Read more …

Pigs and primates: A genetic connection
A hidden evolutionary relationship between pigs and primates has been revealed by genome-wide study of transposable elements. Read more …

New study: 10-fold increase in renewables feasible
A new Harvard study says the nation's supply of wind and solar power could be increased tenfold without additional storage. Read more …

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead sharks
Scientists track their travels for the first time. Read more …

Pig-human hybrids
Perhaps the strangest hybrid of them all? Read more …

Don't want a cold? Keep sleeping!
New study shows that getting enough sleep does prevent colds. Read more …

Galapagos Tortoise hatchling

Galapagos Tortoise hatchlings
Baby tortoises found on Galapagos island for first time in 100 years!. Read more …

How will climate change impact leaf fall?
USGS scientists are studying how autumn leaf fall may be impacted by climate change. Read more…

Laser scanning of dinosaur fossils
Scientists are now using laser-beam scanning to facilitate analysis of dinosaur fossils. Read more …

Ebola: An Achilles' heel?
An international team has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. Read more …

A molecule-making machine:
New invention by University of Illinois chemists is like a 3-D printer at the molecular level Read more …

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and human origins
Analysis of mtDNA-related data suggests humans are derived from an ancient cross involving a female chimpanzee. Read more …

Forests in trouble
Increasingly severe disturbances weaken world's temperate forests. Read more …


What are these strange animals at an English zoo? Read more...

Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of thousand-year-old skeletons. Read more …

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Nanoscale router: New directions for optical signals
Researchers have created a new type of nanoscale router that converts an optical signal into waves that travel along a metal surface. Read more …

Electrofishing: A more selective way to kill invasives
A new study suggests that electric shock is a better way to cull non-native fish in small streams/ Read more...

Spectral imaging of Oxyrhynchus papyri
Ordinary people, even those with no knowledge of Greek or Latin, can now assist scholars at Oxford University in the recovery of long-lost classical literature. Read more …

Fighting heavy metals with yogurt
A new study shows that regular consumption of yogurt containing the bacterium Lactobacillus rhamnosus reduces systemic mercury and arsenic. Read more…

Water on Neoneptune
NASA telescopes find clear skies and water vapor. Read more…

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Are humans hybrids?
Many facts suggest the answer is yes. Read more…

Another sign of global warming
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys are warmer by nearly 2 degrees. Read more…

Perfect focus through thick layers: Better vision for medicine?
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings. Read more…

dog-cow hybrid

A dog-cow hybrid?
That's impossible. Right? No? Maybe? Read more…

More progress with GDF 11, anti-aging protein
Harvard researchers have shown that a protein, GDF 11, they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice. Read more…

University of Pittsburgh study: Treatment stimulates regenerative muscle growth in humans
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more…

ape-human hybrid
A human-chimpanzee hybrid?

sheep-pig hybrid
Sheep-pig hybrids?

Palau's reefs: Resistant to acid water
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Read more…

Humpback whales: Overlapping with human activities
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Read more…

A new predator expanding its range
The coywolf, also known as the Red Wolf or Eastern Coyote, is more aggressive than a coyote and more adaptable than a wolf. And now it's moving into big eastern cities like Toronto and New York. Full article >>

Watch 'em hop! Read more …

Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification. Full article >>

A virtual tour of Lascaux
You can now view the beautiful paintings of Lascaux Cave and never rise from your chair. Read more …

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Asbestos-detector: First ever produced

Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia

Nanoscale router: New directions for optical signals

Comet ISON: A sungrazer zooming our way

Coelacanth: Genome of living fossil revealed

Charcoal from forest fires: Big factor in marine carbon cycle

Liaoconodon hui: New transitional mammal found in China

Whale shark conservation: Help from holiday photos

New dinosaur fossil: Challenging bird evolution theory

Marine robots: Detecting endangered whales

Mercury pollution: Counting the cost

Antarctic Ice Sheet: Warming fast

TGF-beta: Key to cancer metastasis

Rarest whale seen at last in New Zealand

New DNA vaccine technology: A dramatic step forward

Greenhouse gas emissions: Mapped to street level

Cancer: The link to obesity

The nose knows

What makes people gain weight?

New cardiac device

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Diplodocus: Diet of a Jurassic age dinosaur
3-D simulations have determined the nature of the diet of the famous sauropod Diplodocus.
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