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2000 Mice Dropped On Guam To Kill Brown Tree Snakes
Dec 03, 2013 16:41 PM E
The U.S. government dropped 2,000 mice laced with acetaminophen over Andersen Air Force Base on Sunday in order to kill brown trees snakes. The snakes are an invasive species and have wreaked havoc on the exotic bird species population there. Brown tree snakes also make their way into electric substations, causing power outages.
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Orchid Mantis Perfectly Mimics Flowers In Order To Lure Prey [VIDEO]
Dec 02, 2013 18:19 PM E
The orchid mantis looks exactly like a flower blossom, which allows it to feast on the pollinating insects that it fools. The orchid mantis is even more successful than real flowers at attracting insects, according to study author James O'Hanlon of Macquarie University. The insect is the only one known to disguise itself as a flower blossom to attract prey.
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Amazon Drone Delivery: How Soon Will 'Prime Air' Service Take To The Skies? [VIDEO]
Dec 02, 2013 15:47 PM E
Amazon unveiled a drone delivery prototype on Sunday on 60 Minutes. The prototype Amazon drone, called "Prime Air," would deliver goods to customers 30 minutes after an order is placed. But FAA regulations may delay the use of Amazon's drones until new regulations are drawn up for commercial unmanned aircraft, which could take as much as 13 years.
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'Freedom Ship' Plan Envisions A 40,000-Resident Floating City That Will Continuously Circle The Globe
Nov 30, 2013 15:19 PM E
A floating city planned by Freedom Ship International would house 40,000 residents permanently as it circled the globe. The plan requires $10 billion, and last week the company said they're hopeful about raising the initial $1 billion needed to begin construction.
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SmartWig Wearable Technology: Sony Patents Odd Hairpiece That Could Give GPS Directions Or Take Your Temperature
Nov 27, 2013 17:55 PM E
Sony has patented the SmartWig, wearable technology that could be used in gaming, to give directions or to take your blood pressure. Sony said the SmartWig could be made from human, horse or yak hair.
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Exploding Sperm Whale: Faroe Islands Biologist Cuts Open A Dead Whale, Horrific Scene Ensues [VIDEO]
Nov 27, 2013 16:07 PM E
A beached whale exploded in the Faroe Islands after a marine biologist cut it open. After being dead for two days, the whale was filled with methane that occurred from decomposition. Biologist Bjarni Mikkelse said he expected the whale to be filled with methane, but not an explosive amount.
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Cradle Of Humankind Cave In South Africa Yields Over 1000 Fossils
Nov 27, 2013 14:31 PM E
An archaeological team led by Lee Berger have found over a thousand fossils in the Rising Star cave in South Africa's Cradle of Humankind. At least one hominin skull was found among the many fossils. The cave is located about 30 miles from Johannesburg.
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Grape Bacteria Can Actually Improve The Taste Of Wine, Study Finds
Nov 26, 2013 21:30 PM E
Bacteria on grapes can affect the taste of wine, and sometimes in a good way. That's the finding of Nickolas Bokulich and University of California, Davis, researchers. Using DNA barcoding, the UC Davis team found that certain bacteria are present in certain regions, and may be responsible for the "terroir" for different wines.
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800-Pound Stingray: Florida Fisherman Mark 'The Shark' Quartiano Catches Rare Creature Off Miami Beach
Nov 26, 2013 16:40 PM E
Florida fisherman Mark Quartiano caught an 800-pound stingray off Miami Beach over the weekend. Quartiano, also known as "Mark the Shark," caught the rare creature at a depth of 500 feet, and said that he believes the stingray was a Dactylobatus clarkii. Quartiano realeased the 800-pound stingray after tagging it.
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Science Of Beer Tapping: Why A Bottle Foams Over When You Hit Its Top [VIDEO]
Nov 25, 2013 18:58 PM E
Everyone knows that tapping the top of a bottle of newly opened beer causes it to foam over. Scientists from France and Spain have figured out that "cavitation" is the reason behind the rapid bubbling.
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'Starship Enterprise Of The Sea': 190-Foot SeaOrbiter Will Explore Deep Ocean, Begin Construction Next Year [VIDEO]
Nov 25, 2013 16:51 PM E
The SeaOrbiter, a 190-foot "Starship Enterprise of the sea," will begin construction in 2014. The $43 million SeaOrbiter will allow crews to live in the deep sea for long stretches of time, observing ocean life and working in an onboard laboratory. French architect Jacques Rougerie is the president of the project.
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Scientists In Spain Plan To Clone The Bucardo, An Extinct Mountain Goat
Nov 24, 2013 20:20 PM E
Scientists in Spain will try to clone a bucardo. Also known as the Pyrenean ibex, the bucardo went extinct in 2000 after Celia, the last bucardo, was crushed by a tree. Scientists will use some of Celia's cells, frozen in liquid nitrogen for 14 years, to attempt cloning.
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Eagle Deaths: Wind Farm Company Pleads Guilty To Killing Protected Birds, The First Settlement Of Its Kind
Nov 23, 2013 12:39 PM E
Duke Energy Renewables has pled guilty to killing eagles and other protected birds, a violation of the Migratory Treaty Bird Act.
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Moose-Eating Shark: Canadian Bystanders Save Greenland Shark That Bit Off More Than It Could Chew
Nov 22, 2013 16:55 PM E
A Greenland shark tried to eat a moose carcass in Newfoundland, Canada, last weekend. Two bystanders, Derrick Chaulk and Jeremy Ball, believed the shark was choking on the moose and they wrested the moose hide out of the shark. They sent the shark back into the water.
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