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Aging bonobos get farsighted, and their social lives suffer for it. Scientists figured this out by spying on a colony of 14 wild bonobos living in a reserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When the primates groomed their companions,...
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took a video of methane clouds moving across Saturn’s moon, Titan. From October 29 to October 30, Cassini snapped an infrared picture of Titan’s smoggy northern hemisphere, currently in its summer season, every 20 minutes for 11...
The Royal Canadian navy is to investigate claims that a diver may have found “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV bomb that went missing off the coast of Canada since 1950, after an American B-36 bomber crashed in...
The textbook giant-impact theory goes like this: late in the formation of the Solar System came the giant-impact phase, when hot protoplanets collided with each other. The moon is relatively big compared to the planet it orbits, and it’s made...
Scientists using spinach as a bomb detector which relays warnings to humans via their smartphones. This is one of the first demonstrations of engineering electronic systems into plants, an approach that the researchers call “plant nanobionics.” “The goal of plant nanobionics...
What is that 'ice monster' in Alaska's Chena River? The Bureau of Land Management posted video on Facebook last week of what it later described as an “ice monster” swimming against the current in Alaska’s Chena River, prompting all...
NASA has released detailed images of some of its spookier recent space discoveries, including a patch of pumpkin-shaped stars and the still-beating heart of a supernova. During an X-ray survey of the original Kepler field of view, a patch of...
An appeals court today upheld a federal decision to list a species of ice seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reverses...
An Australian man posted a Facebook video of a massive spider carrying a mouse up a fridge. Jason Womal, from Mackay, Queensland, filmed the sight of the huge spider with its prey at a neighbour's house. The 20-second video has had...
Scottish researches claims that ancient Europeans feasted on rodents around 5,000 years ago. Researchers have reached to the conclusion after examining thousands of mammalian bones found at Skara Brae – a popular archeological site in Scotland. Archaeologists sifting through nearly...

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