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Phoenix Haboob: What Is The Massive Dust Storm That Struck Arizona? [VIDEO]
Aug 27, 2013 17:27 PM E
In Phoenix, a haboob struck on Monday evening. The dust storms carry dust and debris in a high wall of strong wind. The Phoenix haboob is the second such storm to strike the area in the past six weeks.
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Marlin Jumps In Boat, Knocks Down Fishermen: 350 Pound Game Fish Strikes Back! [VIDEO]
Aug 27, 2013 12:57 PM E
A marlin jumps into a boat. The dramatic leap of the 350-pound game fish was caught on video!
Loch Ness Monster
Loch Ness Monster Sighting? What Did David Elder See In Scotland Lake? [VIDEO]
Aug 26, 2013 18:14 PM E
A Loch Ness Monster was reportedly captured by amatuer photographer David Elder. See link here.
roti island turle
Roti Island Turtles: Birth Of Two Endangered Turtles Surprises Sea Life Center Staff In England [VIDEO]
Aug 26, 2013 12:25 PM E
Two Roti Island snake-necked turtles were born at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, England, last week. The surprise birth of the critically endangered species was a rare even, as only 250 Roti Island turtles exist in captivity. Sea Life Centre curator Graham Burrows thinks the mother turtle may have been burying her eggs in the sand in the bottom of the tank.
wolf
Wolves Howl Because They Miss Friends Who Leave The Pack, Study Finds
Aug 23, 2013 12:33 PM E
Wolves' howls indicate that they miss friends who have left the pack, according to a new study led by Simon Townsend from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. In the study, published in Current Biology, wolves howled with greater frequency when close friends were removed from the pack.
skara brae
Prehistoric Spices: Neolithic Chefs Cooked With Garlic Mustard Before Development of Agriculture [STUDY]
Aug 22, 2013 16:45 PM E
Prehistoric Europeans used garlic mustard in food, according to a new study in PLoS ONE. The find is significant because it indicates that Neolithic humans didn't just consume food for energy, but for pleasure too.
Oarfish
Horned Sea Monster Is An Oarfish: Massive Serpent Found In Spain Shocks Locals [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Aug 22, 2013 12:13 PM E
An oarfish corpse was discovered on Luis Siret Beach of Villaricos, Spain. Locals believed they witnessed a mythical sea serpent.
louisiana sinkhole
Louisiana Sinkhole: Trees Swallowed In Seconds As 24-Acre Sinkhole Expands [VIDEO]
Aug 22, 2013 12:12 PM E
A new video shows the Louisiana sinkhole of Bayou Corne swallowing trees. The Louisana sinkhole, which emerged one year ago, has grown to the size of 21 football fields. Governor Bobby Jindal announced earlier this month that the state of Louisiana is suing Texas Brine, the company that is believed to have caused to sinkhole.
global warming
Leaked UN Global Warming Report Says Scientists Are 95 Percent Sure Climate Change Is Manmade
Aug 21, 2013 16:14 PM E
The UN global warming report has been leaked to the press, and it says that scientists are now 95 percent that climate change is human-induced. That marks a 5 percent increase from how certain they were six years ago.
seahorse
Portland Aquarium Deaths: Why Have 200 Animals Died In Just 9 Months?
Aug 20, 2013 12:31 PM E
At the Portland Aquarium, over 200 marine deaths were uncovered by an employee "death log." Vince Covino, co-owner of the Portland Aquarium, calls the death log a fake. Several former employees say conditions at the aquarium were sub-standard, and as a result the death toll there was "excessive.
frog
Female Gray Tree Frogs Like Males Who Can Multitask, New Study Says
Aug 18, 2013 13:18 PM E
A new study on frog behavior says female frogs prefer males who can multitask. Might humans share the frog’s preference for men who can do handle a range of tasks in chorus?
gray seal
Cape Cod May Cull Gray Seals Due To Overpopulation, But Is It Necessary?
Aug 18, 2013 12:57 PM E
Cape Cod fishermen want to cull seals due to overpopulation. The call to kill seals comes after years of successful seal breeding that have caused the Cape Cod seal population to explode.
turkey
Attractive Male Turkeys Don't Have Better Genes, They're Just Better At Expressing Themselves [STUDY]
Aug 16, 2013 19:00 PM E
A study published in PLoS Genetics finds that female turkeys are attracted to male turkeys express masculine-associated genes while downplaying female-associated genes. Judith Mank, the lead study author says that she and her team have shown "that male beauty is a result of how you use your genes, rather than the difference in the genes themselves.
fuji apples
Apples, Altered By Climate Change, Are Losing Their Taste And Texture
Aug 16, 2013 14:11 PM E
Global warming is having a detrimental effect on apples, the second most valuable fruit in the U.S. Read more at MedicalDaily.com.
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