Articles by Josh Lieberman

python
WATCH: Snake Eats Crocodile In Australia; Plus See 5 Other Videos Of Snakes Consuming Large Prey
Mar 04, 2014 13:48 PM E
A snake battled a crocodile in Queensland, Australia, on Sunday, an event that was captured by onlookers. The 10-foot snake, which was likely a python, fought the crocodile for five hours. Now that it has consumed the 3-foot crocodile, the snake won't have to feed again for two months.
mummy
Mummy Murder Mystery: Researchers Say Radiocarbon Dating Suggests Blunt Force Trauma In Incan Mummy
Feb 26, 2014 17:28 PM E
Researchers believe that an unidentified mummy housed in a German museum for over 100 years was murdered. In a study published today in PLoS One, researchers say the likely cause of death was blunt force trauma. The female mummy also showed signs of Chagas disease.
wind farm
Could Offshore Wind Farms Calm Hurricanes Before They Hit Land?
Feb 26, 2014 10:37 AM E
An array of offshore wind turbines could reduce the wind speed of hurricanes and reduce storm surges, according to a study led by Mark Jacobson of Stanford University. While it would take a huge wind farm--about 78,000 wind turbines--Jacobson said the farms could pay for themselves through reduced storm damages and through electricity generated by the turbines.
male sparrow
Male Sparrows Form 'Team Of Rivals' With Neighboring Birds To Protect Territory From Aggressors
Feb 25, 2014 20:21 PM E
Male sparrows team up to ward off stronger sparrows, according to a study published in Biology Letters. Researcher Sarah Goodwin from the University of Massachusetts Amherst said that this forming of "territorial defense coalitions" has been documented in birds very rarely.
camel
MERS Virus In Saudi Arabian Camels Is 'Widespread,' Has Been Present For At Least 20 Years
Feb 25, 2014 00:01 AM E
Camels have been infected with the MERS virus for at least 20 years, according to a study published today in mBio. Previous studies have shown that camels have been infected with MERS since 2003. Whether or not MERS was transmitted from camels to humans still remains unknown, though the scientists behind the mBio study say it is indeed possible.
Moon
Brightest-Ever Lunar Explosion: Meteorite Crashes Into Moon In 'Rare And Extraordinary Event' [VIDEO]
Feb 24, 2014 14:46 PM E
Spanish researchers say a meteorite which hit the moon on September 11, 2013, was the brightest and largest lunar impact to ever be observed. The 900-pound space rock struck the moon at 38,000 MPH, with an impact equivalent to 15 tons of TNT, creating a 131-foot-wide crater on the lunar surface.
lemur action plan
Lemur Plan Calls For Aid, Ecotourism To Save Madagascar's Endangered Species
Feb 22, 2014 12:54 PM E
An action plan to save the lemur was published yesterday in Science. The work of 19 scientists and lemur experts, the plan calls for government and private aid, as well as ecotourism, to prevent lemurs from extinction. Of the 106 known lemur species, a shocking 94 percent of them are endangered.
Google's Global Forest Watch
Google's Global Forest Watch: Online Tool Tracks Deforestation In Near-Real Time [VIDEO]
Feb 21, 2014 18:07 PM E
Google's Global Forest Watch online tool allows users to see the destruction of forests in near-real time. Using satellites and user contributions, the tool will not only help users visualize deforestation but can help keep governments and companies from illegal deforestation. More than 500 million acres of forest were destroyed between 2000 and 2012.
winter tornado
Winter Tornadoes Hit Midwest: How Common Are The Off-Season Storms?
Feb 21, 2014 16:29 PM E
A winter tornado hit Illinois yesterday, a rare but not unheard-of occurrence. Winter tornadoes can be more dangerous than their warm-month counterparts: they are not stronger, but can be deadlier. They tend to move faster and can hit with less notice.
LC
Feeling Blue? 'Beautiful But Sad' Songs Can Improve Your Mood, Study Finds
Feb 20, 2014 18:11 PM E
Listening to "beautiful but sad" music can improve peoples' moods when they're feeling down, suggests a study published in the journal Psychology of Music. Researchers found that not just sad music, but sad music of "high aesthetic value," was the best medicine. The study was led by Annemieke van den Tol of the University of Kent, in England.
holography
New Holographic Memory Device Could Boost Electronics' Storage Capacity, Processing Power
Feb 20, 2014 14:14 PM E
Researchers have created an experimental holographic memory device which they say could have a big impact on new storage devices. Holographic memory is considered by many to be the storage system of the future, but thsu far efforts at creating a holographic storage system have come up short.
bumblebees
Deadly Honeybee Diseases Spreading To Wild Bumblebees In Large Numbers, Study Finds
Feb 19, 2014 19:49 PM E
Wild bumblebees are becoming infected with diseases at troubling rates, according to a study published today in Nature. Bumblebees may be catching the diseases from managed honeybee populations, which have become highly infected with deformed wing disease and the fungal parasite Nosema ceranae in recent years. Bumblebees may be catching honeybee diseases from sharing the same flowers with them.
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