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US Wind Turbines Kill Over 600,000 Bats A Year (And Plenty Of Birds Too)
Nov 08, 2013 00:06 AM E
600,000 bats were killed in 2012 by U.S. wind turbines, according to a new article published in the journal BioScience. The author of the article, Mark Hayes, says that the 600,000 figure is conservative, and that the number actually be as high as 900,000. Bats are killed by flying into the blades, or by barotrauma caused by air pressure changes resulting from the spinning blades.
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Super Typhoon Haiyan 2013: Philippines Braces For One Of The Strongest Storms Ever
Nov 07, 2013 18:09 PM E
Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, is one of the powerful storms ever. With wind gusts of 235 mph, Super Typhoon Haiyan has the potential to cause widespread damage--a similar storm to hit the Philippines in 1990 left 700 people dead.
Duke Scientists Train Monkeys To Move Virtual Simian Arms—Using Only Their Minds
Nov 06, 2013 17:47 PM E
Miguel Nicolelis and a team at Duke University have trained two rhesus monkeys to move the virtual arms of a computerized monkey—by using only their minds. This marks the first time a monkey has moved both arms of a computerized simian. Researchers hope that the findings will lead to technology enabling paralyzed humans to manipulate assistive devices.
Newly Discovered 'King Of Gore,' Vicious T. Rex Cousin, Unveiled In Utah
Nov 06, 2013 14:09 PM E
Utah researchers have unveiled a new cousin of T. rex, dubbed the "king of gore." Lythronax argestes roamed what is now North America 80 million years ago, and had powerful limbs and knife-edged teeth, according to a study published today in PLoS ONE.
Mysterious 'Seastar Wasting Disease' Die-Off Along US West Coast Baffles Scientists
Nov 05, 2013 18:35 PM E
Seastar wasting disease is turning thousands of starfish into slime along the west coast of the United States. Scientists are baffled as to what's causing the 2013 starfish die-off. Scientists believe it's caused by a pathogen, but that's about all they know so far. A starfish survey is being conducted along the coasts of California,...
Salty mud may  have offered the perfect environment for the beginning of life on earth
Life On Earth Could Have Gotten Its Start In Primordial Mud
Nov 05, 2013 17:56 PM E
Oceanic clay would have done a good job of protecting the stuff of pre-life, researchers at Cornell show.
'Godzilla' Platypus Once Roamed Australia, Surprised Scientists Find
Nov 04, 2013 18:44 PM E
Scientists from the University of New South Wales say that a single tooth found in Australia's Riversleigh World Heritage Area reveals the existence of a now-extinct "Godzilla" platypus which was twice as large as today's platypus. The scientists believe that this large platypus existed at the same time as other platypus species...
Global Warming Is Melting The Polar Bear Habitat
Why Polar Bears Are Attacking Canadians: Melting Habitat May Be Bringing Bears Into Contact With Humans
Nov 04, 2013 17:16 PM E
Two people were injured in the latest polar bear attack as diminishing sea ice forces hungry bears to increasingly look for food on land.
Bay Cat, One Of World's Rarest Cats, Captured On Camera In Borneo Forest [PHOTO]
Nov 04, 2013 17:03 PM E
The bay cat, one of the world's least known cats, was captured on camera in the Borneo rainforest. The bay cat was first captured on film in 2003, and was first described in scientific literature 129 years ago. The animal was photographed by camera traps set up by the Zoological Society of London and Imperial College London.
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Gator Gate: Alligator Found Roaming Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport
Nov 04, 2013 13:22 PM E
TSA officers used a broom and a trash bin to capture the alligator that was located under an escalator this past Friday.
Mt. Sinabung in Indonesia spews smoke Sunday
Mount Sinabung, Indonesia Volcano, Erupts Again, Spurring Mass Evacuations Of Locals [PHOTOS]
Nov 04, 2013 10:32 AM E
Mount Sinabung , a volcano in the Indonesian area of North Sumatra erupted and sent about 1,300 people for cover Sunday.
New Humpback Dolphin Species Discovered Near Australia
Nov 02, 2013 12:27 PM E
Scientists have discovered a new species of humpback dolphin off the Australian coast, a major step toward marine mammal conservation.
Beached Whale Euthanized In Florida: Necropsy To Determine Why The Animal Came Ashore
Nov 01, 2013 11:27 AM E
A beached sperm whale near Tampa, Fla., was euthanized on Thursday as hundreds of onlookers gathered. A beached whale is almost always a sick whale, and this 30-foot animal was no exception. A necropsy will be performed to try to determine why the beached whale washed ashore in Madeira Beach.
Ladybugs Swarming Southern US: Hordes Of Insects Invading Homes To Escape The Cold
Oct 31, 2013 15:27 PM E
Ladybugs swarming the southern United States is the result of a warm and moist summer and plenty of wooly aphids for ladybugs to feast on. Ladybugs are moving into homes to try and seek shelter as cold sets in. The ladybug swarms are a nuisance, but they are harmless.
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