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Teen elephant mothers
New study says they die younger but have bigger families.
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3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time
Scientists have developed a new technique that records 3D X-ray films showing the internal movements of organisms on a tiny precise scale.
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New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications
Researchers have discovered FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs have tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. Full article >>

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Scientists re-weigh the electron, get more precise mass
Last Wednesday in Nature, a team of German physicists reported a new electron-mass measurement that offers a precision to parts per trillion.
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Palau's reefs: Surprisingly 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. Full article >>

Humpback whales: Overlapping with human activities
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Full article >>

The Search for Biosignatures
On Dec. 4, 2013, a U.S. House of Representatives Committee held a special hearing to share information about the current state of astrobiology in the United States.
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Cat-rabbit hybrids
Can a rabbit produce a hybrid with a cat? Impossible! Right? Full article >>

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 >>

1 American in 4 thinks Sun orbits the Earth, survey says
A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.
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Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification. Full article >>

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Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia
The southern right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the largest mortality event ever recorded. Full article >>

Asbestos-detector: First ever produced
The first portable, real-time asbestos detector uses laser-based light scattering technique to identify harmful fibers. Full article >>


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Saber-toothed tiger trap: Spanish cave rich in carnivores

Oetzi the Iceman: Bad Teeth

Horsehead Nebula: Shot by Hubble in infrared

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

Tumor suppressor MIG6: How it causes apoptosis

What makes people gain weight?

New cardiac device

Pluripotent stem cells: Moving toward regeneration


Scientific Currrent Events for Kids

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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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Wasps in dinosaur eggs
Well-preserved fossil insect cocoons have allowed researchers in Argentina to describe how wasps bred in rotting dinosaur eggs. Full article >>

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