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praying mantis
The Discovery Of 19 New Praying Mantis Species Is Pretty Astounding
Mar 18, 2014 14:19 PM E
Nineteen new species of praying mantises were discovered in and around the tropical forests of Central and South America and also in museum collections.
Drilling for Ancient Moss
Moss Survives 1600-Year Deep-Freeze In Antarctica
Mar 17, 2014 12:07 PM E
Moss that was under permafrost in the Antarctic sent out new shoots recently, with positive implications for plant survival during cliamte change.
cotinga
Inspired By The Colorful Cotinga Bird, Scientists Attempt To Create Everlasting Color
Mar 16, 2014 14:31 PM E
Regular inks use pigments that, sooner or later, begin to deteriorate. But with inspiration from the colorful cotinga bird, researchers tried to replicate a different kind of color, known as structural color.
robot fish
Robot Fish From MIT Swim Like The Real Thing, Escape Predators In An Instant [VIDEO]
Mar 14, 2014 18:06 PM E
A soft robotic fish created by MIT can move swim in a similar fashion to real fish. MIT researcher Daniela Rus says the fish "are also capable of very rapid, agile maneuvers, which pushes the envelope on what machines can do today." The robotic fish can change 100 degrees in just 100 milliseconds.
Infant Gorilla Delivered by C-Section is in Distress
Baby Gorilla In Intensive Care After Rare C-Section Delivery At San Diego Zoo [VIDEO]
Mar 14, 2014 15:38 PM E
An infant gorilla at the San Diego Zoo is showing complications Friday afternoon after an unusual birth by C-Section.
The Ancient Woolly Mammoth Reveals its Secrets to Modern Humans
Woolly Mammoth DNA To Be Cloned, Then Joined With Elephant DNA To Create New Creature
Mar 13, 2014 18:16 PM E
A 10-month long analysis of the remains of an ancient woolly mammoth is likely to reveal genetic secrets of how it survived the frigid temperatures of the Arctic Circle.
porpoise
Porpoise With Distinct Underbite Revealed After Analysis Of Museum Specimen
Mar 13, 2014 13:42 PM E
According to researchers, the extinct porpoise, which mainly inhabited the coast of California, had a significant underbite, which means its lower jaw extended well beyond its upper jaw.
gem
Vast Bodies Of Water Underground? Water-Rich Gem May Yield New Discovery
Mar 12, 2014 16:02 PM E
The first discovery of ringwoodite confirms the presence of massive amounts of water beneath the Earth's surface.
plants
Scientists Discover Protein That Activates Plant Immune Response
Mar 12, 2014 13:16 PM E
After three decades of searching, scientists have finally identified the source, which triggers the enzyme that helps plants resist diseases
chameleon
Animals ‘Impersonate’ Poisonous Prey To Survive
Mar 11, 2014 17:41 PM E
Scientists found out when bright colors started evolving in prey and how predators learned to avoid them.
elephants
Teenage Asian Elephant Mothers Have Larger Families But Shorter Lifespans
Mar 11, 2014 11:41 AM E
A new study shows that elephants that gave birth before the age of 19 were almost two times more likely to die before the age of 50.
The LIfe-Giving Power of Volcanic Steam
Now There's An Upside To Live Volcanos: They Kept Animals From Freezing During The Ice Age
Mar 11, 2014 09:13 AM E
The heat and steam from volcanoes in Antarctica 20,000 years ago kept animals and mosses sheltered from the frigid temperatures of the Ice Age.
Elephants
Elephants Can Tell Human Age, Gender, And Ethnicity Just By Listening To Their Voices
Mar 11, 2014 09:10 AM E
We knew elephants were smart; we didn't know they were this smart. In a study of the animals' defensive mechanisms, scientists found that elephants can discern language, gender, and age differences when humans speak.
pronghorn
Grazing Animals May Reverse Man-Made Damage To Grasslands Around The World
Mar 09, 2014 14:13 PM E
As humans tamper with the world's natural grasslands, added fertilizers and other nutrients cause certain grasses to overpopulate, leading to less biodiversity. In an effort to increase biodiversity, researchers have found that allowing wild animals to graze unhindered might help.
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