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Giant Beetle Robot: Hitoshi Takahashi’s Mechanical Rhinoceros Beetle Is 36 Feet Long And Shoots Steam From Its Horn [VIDEO]
Sep 05, 2013 13:50 PM E
A giant beetle robot weighing 17 tons and measuring 36 feet in length is grabbing the attention of the international community. Its creator, 67-year-old machine shop owner Hitoshi Takahashi, started building the giant beetle robot 11 years ago.
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Oklahoma City Crickets: Insects Invade Downtown, Overrun Storefronts, Terrorize OKC Residents [VIDEO]
Sep 05, 2013 11:41 AM E
Oklahoma City crickets have taken over The Big Friendly. Residents have to deal with throngs of the creepy, crawly critters on their doorsteps and storefronts. Where did all these crickets come from?
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Dolphins, Bats Underwent Same Genetic Changes That Led To Echolocation Abilities [STUDY]
Sep 04, 2013 17:38 PM E
Dolphins and bats both use echolocation to locate objects in their surroundings. New research sheds illuminates the evolutionary genetic changes both animals went through before developing echolocation, and the similarities are astonishing.
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King Richard Roundworm Infection: Soil Analysis Shows Medieval Monarch Had Intestinal Parasites When He Died
Sep 04, 2013 15:48 PM E
Scientists studying the remains of King Richard III found evidence that England’s 15th-century ruler suffered from intestinal parasites. Analysis of his skeleton and the soil that surrounded it found multiple roundworm eggs where Richard III’s intestines would’ve been.
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Ancient Egypt Not So ‘Ancient:’ Radiocarbon Dating Shows First Pharaoh Dynasty Started 300 Years Later Than Previously Thought
Sep 04, 2013 12:53 PM E
Ancient Egypt isn’t as “ancient” as we think. New research says the first Pharaoh dynasty started about 300 years later than scholars previously predicted.
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‘Comet Of The Century’ Passes By Mars: When Will ISON Be Visible From Earth?
Sep 04, 2013 11:47 AM E
ISON, dubbed the “comet of the century” for its potential to be the brightest comet we’ll see in our lifetime, is about to pass by Mars. But will ISON ever reach Earth, or will it be lost to the darkness?
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Did Millipedes Cause A Train Collision In Australia? Investigators Haven’t Ruled Out The Invasive Many-Legged Arthropod
Sep 03, 2013 17:41 PM E
Investigators believe millipedes may have caused the two train fender-bender in Western Australia on Tuesday.
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New Study Says Nations’ Raw ‘Material Footprints’ Are Much Larger Than Current Models Predict
Sep 03, 2013 16:07 PM E
The world consumes more raw materials than current models reason, say researchers in Australia.
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Study Finds 1970 Clean Air Act Responsible For Forest Revival In West Virginia
Sep 03, 2013 14:20 PM E
Scientists studying red cedar tree growth in West Virginia conclude that the Clean Air Act has led to the renewal of West Virginia forests once withered by pollution.
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Species Formation: Study Questions Long-Held Speciation Theory, Says Our Understanding Of How New Species Originate Is ‘Extremely Incomplete’
Sep 03, 2013 11:51 AM E
Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago question the long-held notion that new species originate through the formation of barriers to reproduction – either geographic or genetic – between animal populations.
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Texting Pill: How Does ‘Digital’ Medication Send Messages From Your Stomach?
Sep 02, 2013 20:24 PM E
A novel texting pill that sends a signal when it hits a person’s stomach could help doctors and relatives ensure patients are taking their necessary medications.
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Tuning Out Spouses: Science Says Ignoring Your Better Half Is What We’re Wired To Do
Aug 31, 2013 17:52 PM E
Tuning out our spouses isn’t as awful as it may seem. According to research, ignoring your better half is simply what we’re wired to do.
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Wine Lowers Risk Of Depression: Study Finds Drinking In Moderation Could Chase Your Blues Away
Aug 31, 2013 15:55 PM E
Wine lowers the risk of depression in middle aged and older people, a new study finds. According to new research, those who drank in moderation – between two and seven glasses of wine a week – were less likely to suffer bouts of unhappiness.
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Chimpanzee Art Contest: La. Primate Brent Wins $10K Grand Prize After Jane Goodall, Online Voters Choose Favorite Chimp Paintings
Aug 30, 2013 16:49 PM E
A chimpanzee art contest has a winner: 37-year-old Brent, a rescued laboratory chimp who currently resides at the Chimp Haven primate sanctuary in Louisiana. His prize, $10,000, will help fund the sanctuary’s operations.
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