Articles by Ajit Jha

This photo shows a honeybee extending her proboscis.
Honeybees Taste With Their Claws, No Sweet Tooth Necessary
Feb 04, 2014 16:32 PM E
According to a new study honeybees process food-related information using their two front tarsi. In other words, honeybees taste with their claws.
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How Astronauts Had Wine Banned From Their Space Menus In The 1970s
Feb 02, 2014 14:05 PM E
In an effort to make food menus more appealing for American astronauts during the 1970s, food scientists introduced wine. However, it never made it into space due to a series of unforeseen circumstances.
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Can A Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan Save Their Dwindling Populations?
Feb 02, 2014 12:19 PM E
Monarch butterfly populations are at an all-time low, dropping to about 35 million from nearly one billion 17 years ago. Now, the World Wildlife Fund-Mexico has devised a plan to bolster their dying populations.
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Synthetic Magnetic Field Shows That Magnets With One Pole — Monopole — May Exist
Feb 01, 2014 16:53 PM E
Physicists have long believed that magnets can exist with only one pole as opposed to one with a north and south pole. In a new study, they were able to create a magnetic field that contained only monopoles.
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Giant Crocodile-Like Reptile's Remains Found In Texas: 205 Million-Year-Old Creature Lived In Tropical Climate
Feb 01, 2014 14:04 PM E
The remains of a 205 million-year-old crocodile-like reptile were found on a Texas ranch recently, and scientists believe the new species of animal lived when the southern state had a tropical climate.
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New Titanosaur Bones Discovered In China Proves That Sauropods Lived Through The Cretaceous Period
Jan 30, 2014 10:48 AM E
The discovery of the fossil remains a sauropod called Yongjinglong datangi in northwestern China proves that they didn't die out after the Jurassic age, but actually lived on through the Cretaceous.
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World’s Biggest Slaughterhouse Of Endangered Shark Whales Discovered In Puqi, Southern China [PHOTOS]
Jan 30, 2014 09:45 AM E
The conservation group WildLifeRisk has released photos of what they believe to be the world's biggest whale shark slaughterhouse in Puqi, in Southern China.
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Magellanic Penguins Of Argentina Threatened By Climate Change: Scientists Predict We Will Soon See 'Years Where Almost No Chicks Survive'
Jan 29, 2014 16:06 PM E
Climate change is decimating the population of penguin chicks from the world's largest colony of Magellanic penguins, not just indirectly by making their food resources scarcer, but directly from rainstorms and heat.
Colliding Galaxies
Collision of 'Baby Galaxies' In Early Years After The Big Bang Led To The Growth Of The Massive Galaxies We See Today
Jan 29, 2014 10:56 AM E
New research explains how large galaxies — formed by the collision of small, compact "baby galaxies" — could have existed even in the early years of the universe.
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Augmented Reality Books? New ‘Wearable Book’ Feeds You Its Characters' Emotions As You Read [VIDEO]
Jan 28, 2014 10:25 AM E
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab have created a wearable book under the project Sensory Fiction that will take you into the inner world of characters, making you feel as they feel.
The Qesem Cave Excavation
Discovery Of Prehistoric Hearth In Israel's Qesem Cave Suggests Human Culture May Have Begun 300,000 Years Ago
Jan 28, 2014 09:52 AM E
A team of Israeli scientists have stumbled upon evidence of the use of fire about 300,000 years ago in the Qesem Cave in the present day region of Rosh Ha'ayin.
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New Environmentally-Friendly Technique Could Revolutionize How We Extract Hydrogen Gas From Water
Jan 26, 2014 19:27 PM E
Stanford scientists were able to engineer an environmentally friendlier way to acquire hydrogen gas. If the technique is applied on a larger scale, it could help avoid releasing carbon into the atmosphere.
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The First Recovered Genome Of A European Hunter-Gatherer Shows They Had Blue Eyes, Dark Skin
Jan 26, 2014 17:42 PM E
For the first time, researchers have recovered the genome of a European hunter-gatherer who lived nearly 7,000 years ago, and found that the individual had some contrasting traits.
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A Giant Military Surveillance Blimp May Soon Watch Over The East Coast
Jan 26, 2014 15:52 PM E
As part of the Army's continuing efforts to weed out enemy threats, it has purchased two blimps that use high-powered radar and video cameras. The blimps are expected to watch over 62,000 square miles by the end of the year.
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