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Lizards Breath In The Same Mysterious Way As Birds, Alligators, And Dinosaurs: Why One Way Loop Confuses Scientists
Dec 11, 2013 13:03 PM E
Birds, alligators, and, possibly, dinosaurs all share the same breathing method, called "one way loop." According to a University of Utah study, the breathing method is also shared by monitor lizards.
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Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Dec 10, 2013 17:31 PM E
Sometimes science hits us, turns us back into little kids, sitting in class, listening to the teacher tell us about why volcanos spit lava and the moon changes shape. That's kind of what the photos are for.
Europe’s Rarest Orchid, Lost For 173 Years, Rediscovered On 'Lost World' Volcano In The Azores
Dec 10, 2013 13:15 PM E
An orchid recently discovered on an island off of Brazil turned out tto be Europe's rarest orchid, according to a new study published in the peer reviewed open access journal Peer J.
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Marine Biologist Who Killed 'Oldest Living Creature On Earth' Sets Story Straight: Ming's Brethren Routinely Become Chowder Anyway
Dec 09, 2013 09:26 AM E
The marine biologist who pried open Ming tells his side of the story.
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Killing A Bed Bug Requires 80 Hours Of Freezing Temperatures
Dec 08, 2013 11:50 AM E
It's not enough to just freeze bed bugs to kill them: They have to be frozen at extra-icy temperatures, and for days before they become sufficiently dead.
Record Numbers Of Arctic Snowy Owls Could Travel South This Winter
Dec 07, 2013 14:57 PM E
The Arctic snowy owls could be traveling as far south as the U.S. this winter in order to find an abundance of food.
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Sharks Can Get Cancer: Tumor Found In Great White Shark For First Time Ever
Dec 06, 2013 18:42 PM E
Researchers have found tumors on a great white shark and a bronze whaler shark. A long-running myth holds that sharks don't get cancer, which is not at all true: 23 shark species have been observed contracting cancer. Because of the myth, shark cartilage has been used in alternative medicine to fight cancer in humans, although no science supports the treatment.
Sharks Can Detect The Range Of Your Peripheral Vision, Enabling Them To Attack From Behind
Dec 06, 2013 16:28 PM E
Though they don't understand exactly how, scientists now know that sharks can detect the range of their prey's peripheral vision, enabling them to attack, undetected, from behind.
Fish Are So Sensitive: California Rockfish Developing Anxiety Over Increasing Acidification Of Oceans
Dec 06, 2013 15:54 PM E
The change in pH levels in the ocean may be causing emotional distress for certain species of fish. A new study showed that juvenile rockfish are developing anxiety over increasing acidification of ocean water.
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Pilot Whales Stranded In Florida: Officials 'Cautiously Optimistic' As Pods Slowly Swim Away From Shore
Dec 06, 2013 14:43 PM E
Thirty-five of the 51 stranded pilot whales have been slowly herded away from the Everglades shore in Florida, but the animals are not in the clear yet. Blaire Mase of the NOAA is "cautiously optimistic" that the whales will survive. It isn't known what caused the mass stranding. Necropsies have been performed on 11 of the whales whi...
Iguanas Face Severe Health Challenges — Because Tourists Are Feeding Them Too Much
Dec 06, 2013 09:33 AM E
Bahamanian rock iguanas are at risk for serious health issues and large scale population problems because overzealous tourists are feeding them too much meat and other unhealthy foods.
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Crocodiles Hunt Birds With Sticks, The First Reptile Observed Using Tools
Dec 05, 2013 19:22 PM E
Vladimir Dinets of the University oF Tennessee discovered that two crocodilian species, India's mugger crocodile and the American alligator, lure prey by placing sticks on their noses. Nest-building birds are attracted to the sticks, and Dinets noticed that crocs placed sticks on their noses more frequently during birds' nest-building season.
Like Humans, Ring Tailed Lemurs Prefer To Sleep In The Same Place Each Night (A Cave)
Dec 05, 2013 16:50 PM E
One of our distant relatives shares one of the peculiar habits of humans: Lemurs like to sleep in the same place each night.
Fruit fly on an orange.
Fruit Flies Are Picky About Where They Lay Their Eggs, Choosing Citrus Fruits Over Other Spots
Dec 05, 2013 12:44 PM E
On your kitchen counter, it might seem as though fruit flies will show up for just about any type of fruit you leave around for them. But when given a choice about where to lay their eggs, those flies will go for citrus most of the time, new work shows.
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