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Dog Tail Wagging
Your Dog's Tail Wag Can Tell You Exactly How He's Feeling
Oct 31, 2013 12:05 PM E
Italian researchers find that dogs can share emotional states (anxiety, happiness) by reading the wagging of each other's tails.
Argentinosaurus
How Did The World's Largest Dinosaur Walk? Scientists Simulate Movements of Argentinosaurus For First Time [VIDEO]
Oct 30, 2013 19:04 PM E
The Argentinosaurus, the largest-known dinosaur, walked with "a slow walking gait," according to Bill Sellers, a scientist who simulated the dinosaur's movements using his Gaitsym computer modeling software. Not much is known about the dinosaur, as few fossils have been found.
David Ortiz batting in the 2013 World Series
As The World Series Heats Up Wednesday Night, Temperature — Air Temperature That Is — Will Play A Factor
Oct 30, 2013 18:06 PM E
Boston temperatures will influence the World Series, by limiting how far baseball players can hit the ball in the air.
Asian Carp
Asian Carp In Great Lakes: Local Fishermen Not Pleased With Increased Breeding
Oct 29, 2013 15:28 PM E
Asian carp have finally reproduced in the Great Lakes watershed, the U.S. Geological Survey announced this week, a bad omen for a local fishing industry terrified of an Asian carp invasion.
leaf tailed gecko
'Lost World' Found In Australia: 'Strangest New Species' Discovered In Remote Cape Melville Mountains
Oct 28, 2013 19:03 PM E
A "lost world" was discovered in Australia's Cape York Peninsula during an expedition led by Conrad Hoksin. The team, which included a National Geographic film crew, discovered three new species: a leaf-tailed gecko, a golden-colored skink and a boulder-dwelling frog. One scientist says that the leaf-tailed gecko, found among the mas...
Crazy Ants
'Crazy Ants' Arrive From South America: Invasive Species Threaten Gulf Coast States
Oct 28, 2013 16:20 PM E
Crazy ants, perhaps America's most annoying invasive species, are making their homes in walls and appliances across the Southeastern United States, and there's pretty much nothing anyone can do about it.
Heat Wave Patterns
Discovery Of Heat Wave Patterns Offers Lifesaving Advance Notice Of Extreme Weather
Oct 28, 2013 10:48 AM E
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have discovered a pattern of heat waves that extends the prediction time for extreme weather from about a week to 15-to-20 days.
Great Dane Giant George and Owners
Great Dane Giant George Dies: Spirit of Tallest Dog Lives On In Cyberspace and Day of Service
Oct 26, 2013 16:58 PM E
The Great Dane Giant George has passed away but his spirit lives on.
Carpenter Bee
Bees Went Extinct 65 Million Years Ago Just Like Dinosaurs Did
Oct 25, 2013 17:30 PM E
New research has confirmed what bee scientists suspected: They suffered a massive extinction around the same time as the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
midshipman fish
Mating Fish May Be The Source Of Mysterious Hum Plaguing UK Town
Oct 24, 2013 18:15 PM E
Midshipman fish may be the cause of a strange hum that's been bothering residents of Hythe, England, since August. The nocturnal fish's mating call can last for hours, and is of such a low frequency and with a long wavelength that the sound can creep into the walls of homes. A similar theory was floated in Seattle, Wash., in 2012 when residents there noticed a similarly mysterious hum.
False Black Widow
False Widow Spiders Shut Down British School; Teen Still Recovering From 9-Month-Old Bite
Oct 24, 2013 14:43 PM E
After a 14-year-old girl was bitten and a school was evacuated, some scientists think false black widow spiders are proliferating in the United Kingdom because of the rainy, hot summer weather.
dolphin
Peru Fisherman Illegally Kill 15,000 Dolphins A Year To Use As Shark Bait, Environmental Group Claims
Oct 24, 2013 13:38 PM E
The environmental group Mondo Azul says that Peru fisherman kill 15,000 dolphins a year for use as shark bait. The Peruvian government is investigating the claims, and is considering restricting shark hunting.
panda
Why Are Pandas So Cute? Because They Remind Us Of Babies
Oct 24, 2013 10:46 AM E
People find pandas so cute because their features remind us of babies, triggering a parental instinct in us. Their attempts at walking, round faces and big head and eyes are babylike.
california condor
First Ever California Condor Cam Offers Rare Chance To See The Endangered Vulture In The Wild
Oct 23, 2013 13:51 PM E
The California Condor camera in the Big Sur region of California gives scientists -- and viewers at home -- the chance to see an incredibly rare bird in the wild. The condor cam launched yesterday, and will allow researchers to see the bird without having to journey to the extremely remote spot where the condor cam has been installed.
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