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Shockwave: New Findings On Gamma Ray Bursts Rewrite Old Theories
Apr 30, 2014 16:38 PM E
An international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has discovered for the first time that GRB's behave differently than previously thought.
Dead Blue Whale
Newfoundland Residents Fear Whale Explosion After Dead Blue Whale Washes Ashore [VIDEO]
Apr 30, 2014 14:48 PM E
A blue whale washed ashore in Newfoundland, Canada, could explode at any minute as its insides decompose. Residents are warned to stay away.
Otter
33-Hour Sea Otter Live Stream Delivers Your Daily Adorable Otter Fix
Apr 30, 2014 13:54 PM E
All otters, all the time. An aquarium in Hiroshima, Japan, is going to live stream its sea otter exhibit for 33 hours starting Wednesday night.
wetlands
Wetlands Responsible For Recent Increase In Atmospheric Methane
Apr 29, 2014 17:38 PM E
Wetland emissions are hugely responsible for an exponential rise in the levels of atmospheric methane.
crab
Who Is Eating Up All The Marshlands? Crabs, According To A New Research
Apr 29, 2014 17:27 PM E
Salt marshes along the New England coast are dying at an accelerated rate and a team of researchers have found the reason why: crabs.
Is This a Fashion Faux Pax, Or What?
Praying Mantis Wears 'The World's Tiniest' 3D Glasses To Advance The Cause Of Research
Apr 29, 2014 13:19 PM E
A praying mantis outfitted with the world's tiniest 3D glasses is probably "prayin' for the end of time."
trees
Beetle-Infested Trees Are Causing Water Levels To Rise, And Its Quality To Worsen
Apr 27, 2014 14:17 PM E
Bark beetles are destroying trees throughout the Western mountain landscape, and it's causing water levels to rise in certain areas.
tomatoes
Asking For Trouble: How Some Plants Invite Bacteria To Attack
Apr 27, 2014 13:11 PM E
While most plants may benefit from staying alive, some of them take a more harmful route, inviting bacteria to attack them by releasing chemical signals.
Coral Reef
Coral Reefs Could Survive Longer In Warming Planet Than Previously Thought
Apr 26, 2014 18:29 PM E
Some coral may be more resistant to climate change than we thought. A new study shows that individual adaptation and evolutionary adaptation will keep one species alive in the face of global warming.
The Mysterious 'Bio-Duck' Sound Has Been Identified
‘Bio-Duck’: The Ocean Sound That Stumped Scientists For Decades Is Finally Solved
Apr 26, 2014 16:09 PM E
The identification of the elusive ocean quack sound has been linked to the Antarctic minke whale, which will lead to further understanding of their species' behavioral patterns.
Rainforest
Strange New 'Chameleon' Vine Mysteriously Camouflages Leaves To Match Those Around It
Apr 25, 2014 13:56 PM E
It's a botanical mystery. A newly discovered species of jungle vine can change the shape, color, and texture of its leaves to match those around it — and no one knows how.
Sailfish
Sailfish Whips Sword-Like Bill At Scientist During Research Dive [VIDEO]
Apr 24, 2014 16:15 PM E
A researcher had a close encounter with a speeding sailfish while filming for a new paper released this week. Alexander Wilson told iScienceTimes about the experience.
Fish
Seafood Market Saturated With Illegal Fish, Especially In Chinese Imports, Study Says
Apr 23, 2014 16:05 PM E
A major new study says that as much as one-third of all U.S. seafood imports are from illegal wild catches. The worst part is there's almost nothing anyone can do about it.
Diversity Is Not Declining, Just Fading
Biodiversity Crisis Redefined: Flora And Fauna Are Becoming More Homogenous
Apr 22, 2014 15:57 PM E
A new study finds that diversity among animals isn't what it used to be.
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