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Creation versus Evolution Debate: Bill Nye-Ken Ham verbal duel ends in stalemate

Hundreds of thousands of people were glued to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in Kentucky on creation versus evolution.

Animals February 5, 2014

Thinning of Arctic lake ice has shortened winter ice season by 24 days: Study

Researchers have found that Arctic lakes have been freezing much later and thawing much earlier, compared to previous years, prompting them to warn that winter ice season has been shortened by almost a month.

Animals February 5, 2014

Sea turtles and pelicans in Florida Panhandle dying due to extreme winter storms

Winter storms are wreaking havoc on wildlife in the vicinity of Pensacola, Florida. Considerable numbers of sea turtles and pelicans in the area are dying off due to extreme weather conditions.

Animals February 4, 2014

Discovery of 4600 year old step pyramid with remains of buried children stuns archaeologists

Archaeologists have been stumped by the discovery of a 4,600-year-old step pyramid in Egypt. The pyramid was found near an ancient settlement called Edfu, and is older than the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Animals February 4, 2014

Mysterious disease causes starfish to rip their arms off and die, say clueless scientists

A deadly disease is causing the starfish population to tear themselves apart and scientists don't know why.

Animals February 4, 2014

Mexican gray wolf making strong comeback from verge of extinction

Mexican grey wold population is now recovering after almost being driven to extinction.

Animals February 3, 2014

Newly discovered freshwater fish cedar sculpin (Cottus schitsuumsh) is ugly, has bug-like eyes and a HUGE head

Scientists have discovered a new species of freshwater fish, Cottus schitsuumsh, which is around six inches long, eats aquatic insects and has a big and ugly head.

Animals February 2, 2014

Skull of female swamp monster which terrorized Triassic era, discovered in Texas

The skull of a prehistoric female reptile, dubbed the "swamp monster," which terrorized Texas about 200 million years ago, has been unearthed.

Animals February 2, 2014

New footage of Felix Baumgartner space jump will leave you gasping for air (Video)

A new GoPro video footage of Felix Baumgartner's world record breaking freefall will leave you gasping for air.

Animals February 1, 2014

Gene targeted monkeys created, humans may be next

Chinese geneticists have succeeded in editing the genomes of monkeys, giving hope that human genome editing may also be tackled in the future.

Animals February 2, 2014

Monopole magnets one step closer to reality

Researchers have successfully emulated Dirac monopole magnets in a lab.

Animals February 1, 2014

Scientists link flying snakes to UFOs

Researchers have discovered that flying snakes take advantage of a UFO-shaped cross section to glide through the air.

Animals January 31, 2014

Me, myself and Neanderthal: The DNA says it all

Modern humans did not just rub elbows with the Neanderthals, they have likely mated with them.

Animals January 30, 2014

Magellanic penguin chicks getting wiped out by freaky weather

Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina are in trouble...deep trouble, due to extreme weather conditions.

Animals January 30, 2014

Will monarch butterflies cease to exist? No, but migration is at risk

The number of the migratory monarch butterflies are dwindling, threatening the annual winter migration that serves as symbol of unity between Mexico, Canada and the U.S.

Animals January 30, 2014

Mexico water monster axolotl in danger of becoming extinct in its natural habitat

Mexican biologists fear that the axolotl may have finally disappeared from their natural lake habitats.

Animals January 30, 2014

Henry Molaison's (or HM) brain digitized to show how amnesia affects the brain

One of the most famous brains in the field of neuroscience, the brain of "H.M." was dissected into 2,401 slices in 2009. Now, the researchers have published their findings.

Animals January 29, 2014

Whale shark slaughterhouse discovery in China exposes human greed for money

A factory slaughtering and processing endangered whale sharks have been discovered in China.

Animals January 29, 2014

300,000 year old hearth in Qesem Cave holds clues on how our ancestors used fire

A recently discovered caveman hearth in Qesem Cave site in Israel may shed light on early human usage of fire.

Animals January 28, 2014

Earthquake fault zones may be hiding vast 'oceans' of water

A new study shows that earthquake fault zones deep in the sea may be taking in large amounts of water from the ocean.

Animals January 28, 2014

Grand Canyon is much younger than previously thought

New evidence indicates that the Grand Canyon may have formed at a more recent time period compared to previous estimates.

Animals January 28, 2014

Mesolithic Europeans had blue eyes and dark skin: Study

The analysis of DNA from the 7,000 year old remains of a stone age European man reveals that early Europeans had blue eyes and dark skin.

Animals January 27, 2014

Mantis shrimp unique eyes boast 12 photoreceptors and yet they can't distinguish colors: Why?

A new study has discovered how the mantis shrimp perceives color with the 12 photoreceptors in its eyes, and it's nothing like how other living beings see color.

Animals January 26, 2014

Polar bears adapting diet to melting Arctic ice

A series of new studies suggest that polar bears in Hudson Bay may be changing their diet in an effort to adapt to the melting Arctic ice.

Animals January 25, 2014

Ancient humans took away 'virginity' of South East Asian rainforests: Study

A recent study shows how human activities over the last 11,000 years have affected and shaped the rainforests in South East Asia.

Animals January 25, 2014

Watch molecules form into memories in brain (Video)

Check out molecules form into memories in the brain, thanks to groundbreaking work by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Animals January 27, 2014

Frog love ripples attract mate...and death from above

A new study shows that bats use water ripples caused by the mating habits of frogs to home in on their prey.

Animals January 24, 2014

Our ancestor Adam walked the earth much earlier than previously thought, say scientists

New findings show that Adam, humanity's common male ancestor, may have lived 9,000 years earlier than what was previously believed.

Animals January 26, 2014

Scientists discover new Amazon dolphin species after nearly a century

The discovery of Inia araguaiaensis is the first of its kind after almost 100 years when the now extinct river dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer, was discovered in 1918.

Animals January 24, 2014

Archaeologists stumped by discovery of 3,600 year old pharaoh Woseribre-Senebkay tomb

Discovery of the 3,600 year old tomb of Woseribre-Senebkay, a previously unknown pharaoh, in an archaeological dig site in Egypt, has stumped archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania, because this pharaoh appears to be one of the first rulers from the little-known Abydos dynasty.

Animals January 23, 2014

Ancient fish had necessary genes to transform fins to limbs

A new research indicates that the ancient fish already had the genes needed to develop limbs.

Animals January 23, 2014

At least 1 in 4 sharks and rays facing extinction in near future

Researchers have found that more than 30 percent of the 1,041 known species of sharks, rays and chimaera are at risk of extinction.

Animals January 23, 2014

Transparent HUD now possible, thanks to MIT researchers

Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a transparent display crafted from nanoparticles integrated into a thin plastic material that can be attached to almost any glass. The proof-of-concept study indicates that in the future, heads-up displays will be affordable, easy to manufacture, and with wide viewing angles.

Animals January 22, 2014

Mysterious bee killer identified as mutating virus

The researchers have finally found the cause behind the mass death of honeybees in the past couple few years - a mutating virus that transferred from plants to bees.

Animals January 22, 2014

Scientist track down great white shark Katherine off Florida coast

Researchers said tracking Katherine allowed them to learn many things about great white sharks.

Animals January 21, 2014

Rough surface helps reduce drag, UCLA researchers say

New research from the UCLA suggests that rough surfaces can reduce drag in the water, contrary to popular belief.

Animals January 20, 2014

Male black widow spiders can teach a thing or two to Miley Cyrus about twerking (and not getting eaten)

In the world of black widow spiders, where sexual cannibalism is common, twerking can make the difference between life and death.

Animals January 20, 2014

Chimps use gestures to communicate and achieve common goals

A team of scientists at Georgia State University had a eureka moment after observing how a pair of chimps used gestures to coordinate their actions and find hidden food during an experiment.

Animals January 18, 2014

Blame these 7 countries for all global warming problems

Ever wondered which countries are the biggest culprits behind all the global warming problems?

Animals January 18, 2014

T. rex skeleton heading for Smithsonian museum but you may not see it for 5 years

While one of the most complete T. rex skeletons ever found heads off to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the museum's fossil wing is also scheduled to undergo a 5 year renovation project.

Animals January 18, 2014

Older trees grow faster and are better at storing carbon than younger ones

A new study shows that older trees are still better at accumulating carbon and growing faster than their younger counterparts.

Animals January 18, 2014

Antarctica robot discovers new species of upside-down sea anemone underwater

Scientists exploring the currents underneath the Rose Ice Shelf in Antarctica have stumbled onto a new species of sea anemone that had tentacles, burrowed upside down in the ice, and glowed orange.

Animals January 17, 2014

Cam-fitted alligators give us a sneak peek of their eating habits

A team of researchers from the University of Florida strapped cameras to alligators to study the animal's feeding and social habits. What they saw was shocking.

Animals January 20, 2014

Dogs and wolves not as closely related as previously thought

New study indicates that dogs and wolves may have had a common ancestor, debunking commonly held beliefs that dogs are descended from wolves.

Animals January 17, 2014

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