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Dinodontosaurus
240 Million-Year-Old Giant Prehistoric Toilet May Give Us A Glimpse Into The Earliest Ecosystem
Nov 30, 2013 21:38 PM E
A defecation site from 240 million years ago, frequented by a rhino-like dinosaur, could offer a glimpse into a prehistoric ecosystem.
Windshield Wipers in the Rain
How To Measure Rainfall Accurately: Scientists Tag GPS Enabled Moving Cars To Increase Measurement Points
Nov 29, 2013 15:57 PM E
Scientists have determined that tracking windshield wiper use in GPS-enabled cars may be the most accurate way to figure out rainfall.
Caenorhabditis elegans
Why Does The Mere Presence Of Males Shorten The Lives Of Females In Some Animal Species?
Nov 29, 2013 13:39 PM E
New research uncovers why the presence of male roundworms is enough to cut the lifespan of females by over 20 percent — and it has nothing to do with sex.
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.
Cat on a deck.
Research Shows Cats Are Rude; Can Recognize Their Owners Voice But Choose Not To Respond
Nov 27, 2013 16:24 PM E
A recent study shows what cat owners have suspected all along – cats can recognize their owner’s voice, but, unlike dogs don’t feel a need to respond.
exploding sperm whale
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.
Diplodocus
Wyoming Dinosaur Skeleton Sells At Auction For $652,000 To Anonymous Buyer
Nov 27, 2013 15:57 PM E
An anonymous buyer has purchased the near-complete skeleton fossil of a 56-foot-long dinosaur at an auction in England.
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.
Spinning "Disc" Of Ice Graces Sheyenne River in North Dakota
Rare 55-Foot-Wide Ice Disc Spins Along North Dakota's Sheyenne River [VIDEO]
Nov 27, 2013 10:38 AM E
A rare sight, the 55-foot-wide ice disc is really a collection of smaller pieces of ice spinning in a circle at the bend of the Sheyenne river, where the accelerating flow of water creates a force called "rotational shear."
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.
wine grapes
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.
Whirling Dervish physics
'Whirling Dervish' Skirts Ruled By Same Force That Moves Tornadoes
Nov 26, 2013 18:15 PM E
The Coriolis force can explain such dynamic movements as a skirt revolving around a body or a tornado forging through the atmosphere.
mark the shark
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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