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Dolphins Preception Of The World Is Similar To Higher Primates, Including Humans
Jan 18, 2014 14:05 PM E
For a long time, we've known that dolphins were intelligent, using echolocation to navigate. But little was known about their visual perception until now, with tests discovering that their sight isn't much different from primates and humans.
Honey Bees
How 5,000 Honey Bees With Tiny 'Backpack' Sensors Will Explain Vanishing Populations
Jan 18, 2014 12:21 PM E
For the first time, scientists are undertaking a bold espionage program to find out why bees are disappearing. And it involves 5,000 tiny backpack sensors.
shy plant
Not Only Can Plants Learn, But They Remember Things Weeks Later, Fern Study Suggests
Jan 17, 2014 18:14 PM E
The plant Mimosa pudica has shown signs of learning and remembering, a new study suggests. Researchers dropped water on the fern, which has a defense mechanism that causes its leaves to curl up when confronted with apparent danger. But the plants seemed to realize that the water was harmless, and remember it too: when researchers tested the plants ...
Mangalitsa
Sheep-Pig Is More Real Than Bigfoot And CatDog — And Makes Amazing Bacon
Jan 17, 2014 11:34 AM E
This once proud lard-bearer, popular in the plains of Eastern Europe, was condemned to live as an oddity by vegetable oil.
Flock of Geese
Why Birds Fly In a V Formation:By Exploiting Aerodynamics And Conserving Energy, Migratory Birds Can Travel Obscene Distances
Jan 17, 2014 10:00 AM E
A new study shows that the V formation is designed to exploit aerodynamics so as to conserve energy, allowing migratory birds to travel long distances every year.
bioglow
Glow-In-The-Dark Plants: 'Starlight Avatar,' The World's First Bioluminescent Plant, Can Now Be Yours
Jan 16, 2014 17:52 PM E
The first glow-in-the-dark plant, Missouri company Bioglow's "Starlight Avatar," is being auctioned off. Twenty of the plants, which produced an dim ambient glow," are being released. The company splices luciferns into the plant to create the glow.
Dogs And Wolves Do NOT Have A Common Ancestor, Claims New Study; Genetic Similarities Due To Interbreeding
Jan 16, 2014 15:58 PM E
A recent analysis of modern dog and wolf genomes reveals that they evolved from a common ancestor between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago — long before human transitioned to agricultural societies.
alligator
Cameras Strapped To Alligators' Backs Reveal Their Deadly Hunting Habits [VIDEO]
Jan 16, 2014 15:46 PM E
Researchers strapped National Geographic Crittercams onto 15 American alligators to learn more about their hunting habits. Led by James Nifong of the University of Florida, the researchers found that alligators had a predatory success rate of about 50 percent, making them among the deadlist hunters.
Jellyfish
Moon Jellyfish Life Cycle Controlled In A Lab; Discovery Could Prevent Disruptive Jellyfish Invasions
Jan 16, 2014 13:01 PM E
Scientists in Japan announced Thursday they have found the secret hormone that causes moon jellyfish to shape-shift. Best of all, they say they can manipulate the moon jellyfish life cycle themselves using a synthetic impostor hormone.
Spiderweb
How Electrically-Charged Spider Webs Could Help Us Solve World Pollution
Jan 16, 2014 10:02 AM E
A study by Oxford University Scientists found that spider webs are coated with electrically conductive glue that help spiders catch nearly everything from pollen and pollutants to flying insects in their web, giving hope that they might help us solve pollution problems in the future
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Using DNA, Researchers Count 13,000 Fish In Just 2 Pints Of Water Taken From Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 Million Gallon Open Sea Tank
Jan 15, 2014 17:12 PM E
Researchers needed just a glass of water from Monterey Bay Aquarium's 1.2 million-gallon Open Sea tank to identify Pacific Bluefin tuna, dolphin fish, and several others from the 13,000 fish present there
Falcon
Put A Camera On A Falcon’s Head, And You’ll See How They Are Such Accurate Killers
Jan 15, 2014 17:12 PM E
Falconers around the globe put cameras on their falcons' heads, and scientists analyzed the footage to discover how they are able to be such accurate hunters.
Dolphin tail
Gray’s Paradox Solved: Dolphin Actually Have Super Strength; Don’t Need to Rely On Tricks Of Fluid Mechanics
Jan 15, 2014 16:45 PM E
A team of scientists claim to have solved Gray's paradox, concluding that dolphins can actually exert enough power to sustain their swimming speed — no trickery needed.
fish market
'Extinct' Shark Species Rediscovered: Researchers Find 47 Smoothtooth Blacktip Sharks In Middle Eastern Fish Markets
Jan 15, 2014 15:23 PM E
Scientists have uncovered 47 smoothtooth blacktip sharks--previously suspected of being extinct--at fish markets in Kuwait, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates in recent years. Before the rediscovery of the shark in 2008 at a Kuwait fish market, the only other specimen every identified was discovered in 1902.
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