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A massive 6-foot-long fish washed up on a beach at Bundaberg in southern Queensland, Australia, confused and scared beachgoers leaving them clueless about what the creature was. A few days ago, a couple came across a “monstrous” find while strolling...
Our hands and fingertips are amazingly sensitive to texture. We can easily distinguish coarse sandpaper from smooth glass, but we also pick up more subtle differences across a wide range of textures, like the slick sheen of silk...
People living in Siberia in Russia saw a huge fireball when a meteor shot across the night sky. Multiple residents of the Khakasiya region witnessed the large fireball fly across the sky for several seconds, posting videos and photos of...
The Chinese paddlefish has been declared extinct in a study published in Science of the Total Environment. The Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius) lived in the Yangtze River in China and could grow up to 23 feet long. The last known...
Indonesia and Malaysia together account for nearly 85% of global palm oil production. This oil is commonly used in processed foods, cosmetics and biofuels, and while it is inexpensive, the environmental and social costs are high. Each year,...
University of Washington researchers used tissue paper—similar to toilet tissue—to make a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse or a blink of an eye. The technology, described in a paper published in January in the journal...
Biologists know a lot about how life works, but they are still figuring out the big questions of why life exists, why it takes various shapes and sizes, and how life is able to amazingly adapt to fill...
Can déjà vu tell us what's coming next? Many people experience déjà vu, which happens when they are in a supposedly new situation but feel they have been there before. For some, that eerie feeling has an added twist: In that...
Every year, robots get more and more life-like. Solar-powered bees fly on lithe wings, humanoids stick backflips, and teams of soccer bots strategize how to dribble, pass, and score. And, the more researchers discover about how living creatures...
A team of University of Copenhagen researchers has compiled the first and only evidence that narwhals and beluga whales can breed successfully. DNA and stable isotope analysis of an anomalous skull from the Natural History Museum of Denmark...

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