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See-Through Mollusk: Scientists Discover What Makes Transparent Capiz Shells So Durable
Mar 30, 2014 15:59 PM E
An Asian mollusk known as the windowpane oyster has a unique shell that's highly durable, yet almost completely clear. Scientists at MIT recently found out how that's possible.
earthquake
Why Earthquakes Happen: Water Pressure Under Earth’s Mantle May Be Cause For Major Earthquakes
Mar 28, 2014 15:34 PM E
A team of scientists are trying to analyze how water trapped between the two plates contributes to the buildup of pressure along the fault lines, ultimately resulting in an earthquake.
Unswattable
Fly’s Flight Muscles, As Seen From Inside, Make 3-D Film Debut
Mar 27, 2014 10:19 AM E
With the Help of X-Rays, A Fly's Spectacular Flying Skills Are Shown To Hinge All On the Hinge.
Goats
Animal Intelligence: Why Scientists Tested The Cognitive Power Of Goats
Mar 26, 2014 15:18 PM E
How smart are goats? Pretty smart, according to a new study that tested a group of them 10 months after learning a simple task. The goats still remembered how to do it.
mammoth
Abnormality In Woolly Mammoth Remains Gives Clue To Their Extinction
Mar 25, 2014 17:12 PM E
A new study suggests that inbreeding and environmental stress contributed to the woolly mammoth's extinction.
unicorn
Researchers Try To Identify Gene That Causes Hybrid Incompatibility In Animals
Mar 25, 2014 15:28 PM E
Scientists from four institutions have tried to identify the genes that cause hybrid incompatibility by using the classic example of hybridization between two different species of fruit flies.
Ropeless: Emperor Penguins Nuture Their Young
Rope-Stumbling Penguins, Funny on YouTube, May Be Unpleasant For Penguins [VIDEO]
Mar 25, 2014 11:39 AM E
A YouTube video of Emperor Penguins stumbling one by one over a rope mooring is delighting humans, but maybe, warns an expert, the penguins, not so much.
sunset painting
Sunset Paintings By Famous Painters To Provide Clues About The Earth’s Climate In The Past
Mar 25, 2014 11:01 AM E
Researchers say some of the world's most famous paintings may provide vital clues about the Earth's atmosphere.
Owl Monkey
Not All Men Cheat: The Only Truly Monogamous Primates Are Owl Monkeys
Mar 23, 2014 15:43 PM E
A new study testing the monogamy of Argentine owl monkeys reveals them to be only the fifth monogamous species known to science and the first among primates.
fruit fly
The Male Fruit Fly's Mating Song May Lead To An Understanding Of Quick Decision Making In Humans
Mar 22, 2014 17:33 PM E
Scientists are hoping that the fruit fly's basic nervous system, and its mating song, can help us understand how we are able to make quick decisions.
loblolly pine
Loblolly Pine Genome Is 7 Times Bigger Than Human Genome
Mar 20, 2014 13:04 PM E
Understanding the loblolly pine's genome will help scientists grow more resistant and improved varieties of pine tree.
.plant horns
Plants Develop Horn Like Structures To Ward Of Intrasexual Competition
Mar 20, 2014 12:44 PM E
A team of researchers has uncovered that plants are evolving weaponry in order to spread their pollen.
chicken from hell
'Chicken From Hell' Dinosaur: Insane-Looking New Raptor Species Roamed The Dakotas Alongside T. Rex
Mar 19, 2014 17:11 PM E
Researchers have named and unveiled a raptor they're calling the "chicken from hell," an omnivore that roamed the Dakotas alongside T. rex 66 million years ago. Scientists from Carnegie and Smithsonian museums and the University of Utah say the dinosaur was likely feathered, and featured a rooster's comb-like crest on its head.
zebra fish
Scientists Map Neural Activity In Behaving Zebrafish
Mar 19, 2014 14:43 PM E
Neuroscientists have described the first neural activity maps at the resolution of single cells and throughout the entire brain of freely behaving zebra fish.
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