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These Whales Are Rarely Seen. Scientists Spotted 2

Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Last weekend, they got lucky, per the AP. A research vessel in the Bering Sea photographed two of the animals Sunday and obtained a biopsy sample from one, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

NOAA: 2016's Weather Was Far From Normal

Last year's global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its annual checkup of the Earth on Thursday, highlighting numerous records including hottest year, highest sea level, and lowest sea ice in the...

What to Expect From This Weekend's Perseid Meteor Shower

Last year's Perseid meteor shower was an extravaganza. Don't expect the same this year. While astronomers are expecting a decent 150 meteors per hour during peak hours between midnight and dawn on Aug. 12 and 13—a little less than the 200 per hour visible in 2016—NASA's Bill Cooke...

They Ate Their Friend. Then They Made Art

The radius and the ulna bones of the forearm were separated at the joint, cleaned, and chewed. But that was only the start of a cannibalistic ritual taking place in England some 15,000 years ago, scientists say after analyzing a bone with unusual markings found in a cave in...

Your Tweet Could Reach Outside Our Solar System

Your words could reach out of our solar system—no gigantic megaphone necessary. NASA is hosting a contest that will see a message from one lucky Earthling sent to Voyager 1, which is hurtling through interstellar space. Entrants are invited to submit an "uplifting" message of 60 characters or less...

Think Booze Is Your Muse? Scientists Think You're Right

People who claim to be more creative after a pint may be onto something after all, according to researchers studying the age-old assumption. A team at the University of Graz in Austria reports in the journal Consciousness and Cognition that among the 132 young adults they studied, the ones who...

Meet What May Have Been the Largest Land Animal Ever

One hundred million years ago, a sauropod that stretched more than 120 feet and weighed some 70 tons existed—perhaps the largest creature to ever roam the Earth. Over the past few years, researchers have excavated fossils from six young-adult dinosaurs from a Patagonian quarry, and New Scientist puts stats...

'Exciting' Find Could Mean Fewer Heart Transplants

Scientists in Canada say they've found a way to trick the heart, making it behave as if it were the beneficiary of exercise even if no exercise was able to be done. According to a study in Cell Research, the Ottawa researchers discovered that protein cardiotrophin 1 (CT1) can fuel...

Women's Brains More Active Than Men's in 2 Key Areas

In the latest "men are from Mars, women are from Venus" debate, neuroscience jumps into the fray. In what UPI deems the "largest functional brain imaging survey ever," researchers from California's Amen Clinics used a type of 3D imaging to determine that women's brains are decidedly more active than males'...

Major Government Climate Change Report Leaked

A report on climate change from scientists at 13 federal agencies has been leaked to the New York Times and the Washington Post —and it's firmly at odds with President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt's stated positions on the issue. The draft seen by the Times warns...

NASA Responds to 9-Year-Old Job Applicant

NASA is hiring for a planetary protection officer, which sounded like the ideal job to a 9-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy fan. Upon learning of the organization's recent job posting, New Jersey fourth-grader Jack Davis submitted his application, explaining that he'd be perfect for the job because "I have seen...

Teen Emerges From Sea With Legs Drenched in Blood

If Jaws left you fearful of going into the water, this story about a much, much smaller predator may only reinforce your fright. The Australian Associated Press reports on the case of Sam Kanizay, a Melbourne 16-year-old who spent about a half-hour soaking his legs, sore from sports, at Dendy...

Coral-Filled Tanks Are Gorgeous, Have a Dark Side

Home aquariums used to pretty much be for fish only. That changed with the advent of LED lights, which allow hobbyists to replicate a tropical sun indoors—without boiling the water in the tank. And so a new industry boomed: A subset of aquarium hobbyists—often called "reefers"—have for...

Questions Linger After Lusitania Telegraph Is Recovered

When the R.M.S. Lusitania was struck by a German torpedo on May 7, 1915, as it sailed from New York to Liverpool, a mysterious second explosion rocked the British luxury liner from deep within and the vessel sank in just 18 minutes—far faster than, say, the nearly...

Breathtaking Pic From Na t Geo 's Travel Photographer of the Year

In December 2015, photographer Sergio Tapiro spent 20 days lying in wait for Mexico's Colima Volcano to erupt, spending the nights in his truck or just a sleeping bag, National Geographic reports. Those long nights paid off for the photographer when he was named National Geographic's Travel Photographer of the...

Death Valley Just Registered a Brutal Heat Milestone

It's probably been a hot summer where you are, but nothing like this: California's Death Valley registered an average temperature of 107.4 degrees for the month of July, per the National Weather Service. The previous record, set in 1917, was 107.2 degrees. It's not only a record for...

Civil War-Era 'Corduroy Road' Uncovered in Michigan

Before the days of asphalt, Americans got around on "corduroy roads" made of logs, which were particularly useful for traversing swampy stretches of land. In a welcome blast from the past, Michigan's own versions have resurfaced after more than a century. Workers digging for a construction project in Grand Haven...

New Environmental Concern: Our Meat-Eating Cats and Dogs

A UCLA professor isn't saying anyone who cares about the environment should get rid of their beloved pet dog and/or cat. But he's not not saying that either. It's widely accepted that eating meat is bad for the environment for a number of reasons, and it turns out our pets...

'Exceptional' Roman Site Dug Up in France

Archaeologists are calling an ancient Roman neighborhood discovered in southeast France a "real little Pompeii" dotted with well-preserved mosaics, shops, and noble homes. "We're unbelievably lucky. This is undoubtedly the most exceptional excavation of a Roman site in 40 or 50 years," lead digger Benjamin Clement tells AFP. The ruins...

Alzheimer's May Afflict More Than Just Humans

Humans are the only animal known to develop Alzheimer's disease, and an official diagnosis requires checking off this list of three things: dementia, which is observed through screenings, and two pathologic markers—amyloid plaques (sticky bunches of misfolded proteins) and neurofibrillary tangles (tau proteins clumped together and twisted around). While...

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