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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 …


Water-maker for bikers
Self-filling bottle condenses humid air into drinking water. Read more…


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

War of the Worlds
Ever wonder why so many people panicked when they heard Orson Welle's 1938 radio hoax about Martians invading earth? Listen to this:

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...

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. Full article >>

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…

The Great Hurricane of 1900
Sept. 8: The anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in American history. Read more…

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A dog-cow hybrid?
That's impossible. Right? No? Maybe? Full article >>

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. Full article >>

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. Full article >>

Just added 7 new photos to the cow-human hybrids page. Read more…

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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. Full article >>

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

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Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia

Asbestos-detector: First ever produced

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.
Full article >>

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 >>

Golden poison frog
The most poisonous animal on earth. Read more …

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 …

Are humans hybrid?
Surprisingly, many facts suggest the answer is yes. Read more…

The Taung Child
An eagle's prey? Read more…

Adam Sedgwick - Biography
Read about the life of Adam Sedgwick, namer of the Devonian and Cambrian geologic periods Read more …

chicken-duck hybrid
Chicken-duck hybrids: Fact or fiction? Read more …

Cat-rabbit hybrids - Fact or fiction? Read more …

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