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Jupiter
New Planet Discovered In Milky Way Is 8 Times The Size Of Jupiter: How Did Scientists Find It?
Oct 06, 2013 16:16 PM E
A new planet was discovered 25,000 light years away from Earth. Known as “MOA-2011-BLG-322,” it’s eight times larger than Jupiter.
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Robotics Company Offers $25K To Whomever Can Build Poacher-Tracking Drone On The Cheap
Oct 06, 2013 13:56 PM E
A robotics company is offering a $25,000 reward – and a 10-day trip to South Africa’s Kruger National Park – to whichever team can develop a poacher-tracking drone with a budget of just $3,000.
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‘Extinct’ Pinocchio Lizard Reemerges In Ecuador’s Cloud Forest [VIDEO]
Oct 06, 2013 12:55 PM E
The Pinocchio lizard, a species of anole lizard previously thought to be extinct, recently made an appearance in the cloud forests of northwest Ecuador.
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Human Brains Boiled 4,000 Years Ago Discovered In Bronze Age Skeletons
Oct 03, 2013 22:05 PM E
Scientists in Turkey found 4,000-year-old brain tissue inside four Bronze Age skeletons. The brains were boiled in their own skulls, preserving them nearly intact until their discovery in 2006 and 2010.
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Rare Dinosaur Fossil Unearthed In Canada During Pipeline Construction
Oct 03, 2013 14:50 PM E
A construction crew working on a pipeline in Alberta stumbled upon a rare dinosaur fossil. The nearly intact dinosaur tail will be carted off and prepared for study.
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Traffic Fumes Cause Honeybees To Get Confused
Oct 03, 2013 13:06 PM E
Honeybees rely on their acute sense of smell to navigate the environment and locate flowers for pollen collection. But car exhaust in urban areas is screwing with the bees’ ability to recognize when food is near, according to a new study.
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Ku Klux Klan Rally At Gettysburg Scrubbed By Government Shutdown
Oct 02, 2013 18:01 PM E
A rally for members of the Ku Klux Klan, slated to be held Oct. 5 at the Gettysburg National Military Park near Washington, DC, was cancelled because of the government shutdown.
siberian tiger
Endangered Siberian Tiger Making Comeback In China With Human Help
Oct 02, 2013 16:51 PM E
The Siberian tiger appears to be making a comeback in China, where just a few dozen remained in the wild after decades of being hunted. Rigorous conservation efforts there have doubled the tiger population in the country.
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Jellyfish Invade Swedish Nuclear Power Plant, Force Operators To Close Reactor After Filtration System Becomes Clogged
Oct 02, 2013 14:39 PM E
Jellyfish invaded a nuclear power plant in Sweden, clogging one of the reactor’s cooling pipes and forcing the operators to close it down. Scientists warn that clogs like this are becoming more common.
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Asian Giant Hornet Kills 28 In East Asia, Also Spotted In US
Oct 02, 2013 12:02 PM E
Asian giant hornets have killed 28 people in central China and are reportedly breeding in larger numbers this year. Experts say climate change may be responsible for the rise in the number of Asian giant hornets in central China. The hornet has also been spotted in the U.S.
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Tanzania’s Deadly Lake Natron Turns Animals Into Calcified Statues
Oct 01, 2013 16:47 PM E
Lake Natron, a saline lake in northern Tanzania, is a deadly body of water most wildlife assumes is better to avoid. But a number of birds, most notably the Lesser Flamingo, breed there, and when they die, their bodies become calcified in the lake’s salty waters.
saturn
Cassini Probe Finds Plastic On Saturn’s Largest Moon
Oct 01, 2013 14:39 PM E
Even in the midst of a government shutdown, NASA’s Cassini probe discovered polypropylene, the main ingredient in household plastic, on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. According to The BBC, this is the first time we’ve seen a plastic ingredient anywhere other than Earth.
olive fly
Scientists Create GMO Olive Flies To Protect Spain’s Olives, But Are They Safe?
Oct 01, 2013 11:51 AM E
In an effort to protect Spain’s olives, scientists in the UK have created a species of genetically modified olive flies to kill off the pests. But are they safe?
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Artist Alex Kiessling Uses Infrared Sensors, Robots To Create Art In Three Cities Simultaneously
Sep 30, 2013 16:24 PM E
Austrian artist Alex Kiessling used robots located hundreds of miles apart to help him draw a three-part art piece titled “Long Distance.”
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