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Okapi Giraffe
New “Red List” Identifies Okapi Forest Giraffe Among Endangered Species, While Leatherback Turtle Is Saved From Extinction
Nov 29, 2013 13:08 PM E
The 2013 Red List of endangered species has mixed news: some animals, like the leatherback sea turtle and the albatross, are on the upswing, while others, like the Okapi, are in trouble.
Black Hole M1010 ULX-1
Strange Black Hole Throws Astronomers For A Loop: Unclear How A Small Black Hole Is Creating So Much Light
Nov 29, 2013 11:05 AM E
A black hole was recently found that shines almost twice as brightly than a black hole of its size should based on our current theories. This could change our thinking about the way black holes consume matter.
Comet ISON near the sun on Nov. 28, 2013
Did Comet ISON Survive Passage Near Sun? New Images Reveal Possibility That It Endured Star's Heat and Gravity
Nov 29, 2013 08:12 AM E
After comet ISON circled the sun on Nov. 28, 2013, scientists at first believe the comet to have entirely disintegrated. The latest news, however, is that it may have at least partially survived.
Brazilian Wild Cats
New Wild Cat Identified In Brazil: Tigrina Is Actually Two Different Species
Nov 27, 2013 12:55 PM E
After studying the genetic lineage of 216 different Brazil wild cats, researchers recommend seperating the tigrina cat into two different species: L. tigrinus and L. guttulus.
The Large Magellanic Cloud
New Photo Of Star Death In The Dragon's Head Nebula Of The Large Magellanic Cloud [PHOTO]
Nov 27, 2013 11:42 AM E
A new image taken by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile captures in great detail the Dragon's Head Nebula, an area of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Fire Ant Raft
Study Of Fire Ant Rafts May Lead To New Developments In Self-Healing Building Materials [VIDEO]
Nov 27, 2013 09:42 AM E
To survive flooding in the South American rainforest, the red imported fire ant forms "fire ant rafts" - a biomaterial that could lead to innovation in robotics, engineering, and in self-healing building materials.
Persian Gulf Fishing Weir
Google Earth Images Help Researchers Identify Severe Persian Gulf Overfishing; Iran And Bahrain Violate UN Fishing Law
Nov 27, 2013 08:44 AM E
Using images captured by Google Earth from 2005 to 2010, two researchers discovered that many Gulf Nations, including Iran and Bahrain, were grossly underreporting their annual fishing catch to the United Nations.
Thorny Seahorse in seagrass
Seahorses' Odd Head Shape Enables Them To Stealthily Catch Their Prey With 90 Percent Accuracy
Nov 26, 2013 16:28 PM E
The unique head shape of the seahorse creates a "no wake zone" that allows them to use stealth and speed to catch their prey. They are among the most accurate predators in the wild.
Mars in high-def
Secret To Water On Mars: Greenhouse Gases Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide
Nov 26, 2013 13:10 PM E
A new study proposes that greenhouse gases like hydrogen and carbon dioxide could explain why there once was water on Mars, but now the planet is dry.
Diseased coral showing bleaching.
Pollution Impact On Coral Reefs Leading to Coral Disease And Bleaching Can Be Reversed In a Year
Nov 26, 2013 09:49 AM E
Coral reefs might be easier to save than we expected. In a surprising study, researchers have discovered that within 10 months, the negative impacts of nutrient overload could be reversed.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched during a test in December 2010.
SpaceX Falcon Unsuccessful In Three Launch Attempts Monday; Aims For New Thursday Launch Date
Nov 26, 2013 08:43 AM E
SpaceX failed to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying an SES-8 TV satellite this past Monday, with glitches coming on each of three unsuccessful attempts.
Greenland's ice sheet as observed from the air
Greenland’s Shrunken Ice Sheet Was Even Smaller 3,000-5,000 Years Ago
Nov 23, 2013 17:10 PM E
Using amino acid dating methods on the Arctic fossil record, scientists have found that Greenland's ice sheet was much smaller than it is today.
Comet ISON's path around the sun
Comet ISON’s Thanksgiving Journey Around The Sun To Reveal When The Solar System First Formed
Nov 23, 2013 16:58 PM E
On Nov. 28, 2013, Thanksgiving Day, the Comet ISON is expected to finally sling shot around the sun.
Crambione cookii monster, the pink jellyfish.
Crambione Cookii Monster Rediscovered: Deadly Jellyfish Considered Extinct Found Near Australian Coast
Nov 23, 2013 13:51 PM E
For over a century the deadly pink jellyfish known as the Cookii monster has managed to evade marine biologists.
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