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Big, smelly job: Researchers carve up Newfoundland whale carcass, prepares it for Royal Ontario Museum

Trout River in Newfoundland will soon bid good riddance to the whale carcass rotting in its shore as the Royal Ontario Museum gets down to business in retrieving the body.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Mind-blowing computer simulation of cosmic evolution akin to psychedelic lightshow

Supercomputers grind away for months to create most realistic model ever of the universe's evolution. The computer model is impressive in its accurate recreation of the observable universe.

SCIENCE May 9, 2014

Scientist develops cartwheeling Moroccan spider-inspired robot for Mars mission

Robot intended for rough terrain, like that on Mars, takes inspiration from a cartwheeling desert-dwelling spider. Dubbed Tabbot, the robot can walk or roll over the surface.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Big mouth! Super rare megamouth shark caught off Japan sheds light on life of this mysterious creature of the deep

A megamouth shark captured off the coast of Japan may help shed light on the rare animal and its mysterious lifestyle. Scientists get a chance to study the rare filter feeder.

SCIENCE May 9, 2014

Playing God: NASA recreates interstellar dust in lab

NASA cooks up alien dust in an "oven" that duplicates the extreme environment around giant red stars. Research can yield insights into how planets form.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Discovery of hypervelocity star in solar system neighborhood may shed light on dark matter

A rare hypervelocity star has been discovered, and it is the second-brightest ever seen. Here is the story of how these strange objects are formed, and how this one was discovered.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Space visionary and Beagle 2 scientist Colin Pillinger dies at 70: Tributes pour in

The scientist who led a British effort to put a spacecraft on Mars has died. The Beagle 2 project to land on Mars was called a "heroic failure."

SCIENCE May 9, 2014

Electromagnetic soundwaves disorient migrating birds

Humans, with all their electronic devices and gadgets, may be "jamming" the internal compass of migrating birds, researchers say. It's all down to electromagnetism.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Scare tactics? Bully? No, climate change is serious: Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' tackles CNN

Bill Nye the Science Guy debates on global warming, and here's what happened.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Rare dancing frogs discovered in India: Will they become extinct?

Dancing frogs are rare, but 14 new species have just been discovered. This is the story of why they are dying out.

SCIENCE May 10, 2014

Joystick used for Apollo 15 moon landing will cross auction block

Collectors of space memorabilia rejoice. A joystick used in one of the Apollo missions to the moon will soon be auctioned off.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Electromagnetic noise can jam built-in navigation systems of migratory birds

A new study found that the birds' biological magnetic compass can go haywire because of human-induced reasons, particularly the electromagnetic waves emitted by radios.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

With carbon dioxide levels up, nutrients in crops are down: Study

Increased CO2 levels affect vital nutrient levels in crops. Zinc, Iron and protein levels in soybeans, wheat, rice and peas reduce when there is elevated CO2.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Dolphins have been swimming oceans six million years earlier than previously thought

A fossil of an ancient dolphin recently found in Japan may serve as key to the mystery behind the most diverse species of the cetacean mammals, a new study revealed.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Chandra Observatory zooms into star clusters. What it finds out challenges conventional belief.

NASA scientists observing two star clusters have uncovered new information about how stars are formed. The new findings were obtained from observations taken by the Chandra Observatory.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Supercomputer simulates 13 billion years of evolution of the universe [Video]

Researchers have succeeded in developing a massive simulation of the universe's evolution using powerful supercomputers. The simulation has revealed startling new possibilities regarding how the universe formed and where it is headed.

SCIENCE May 9, 2014

'Science Guy' Bill Nye is climate change guy? Global warming bully, says CNN's S.E. Cupp

As far as global warming discussions are concerned, it is a clash between what the humans think and what the humans perceive. For CNN's Crossfire host though, it is simply about science guys-with Bill Nye in particular-being bully.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Astronomers discover closest, second brightest hypervelocity star

The discovery of LAMOST-HVS1, the closest and the second brightest among the 20 “hypervelocity” stars found, could unlock the mystery behind the black hole and the dark matter.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

WHO warns of air pollution levels in major urban centers, New Delhi has dirtiest air

India's New Delhi is now on top of the list of cities with the worst levels of air pollution. The city has officially trumped Beijing in terms of worsening air quality.

SCIENCE May 10, 2014

Scientists find ancient, eight-kilometer wide meteorite crater in southern Alberta

Scientists unearthed an ancient eight-kilometer-wide crater near a hamlet of southern Alberta, Canada, which is alleged to have formed 70 million years ago.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Hello Milky Way, you've been magnetic fingerprinted!

First full magnetic fingerprint of the Milky Way reveals much about star formation, astronomers say. Data from space telescope used to create image.

SCIENCE May 10, 2014

NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory gives glimpse into how star clusters are formed

Observations of star clusters have astronomers scrambling for new theory of how they are formed. Previous theories don't match what they're seeing, they say.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Scientists create first organism with alien DNA

Researchers have added two more letters to the genetic code of life. This is how they did it.

SCIENCE May 10, 2014

War of the Worlds? Fire missiles at Mars to find alien lifeforms

Tiny "bunker-buster" type missiles could burrow instruments into Mars to look for signs of life, group says. Technology will be tested in California this year.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

NASA hopes to set up greenhouse in Mars by 2021

Greenhouses may be set up on Mars in the future. Here are some of the challenges researchers faced, testing plants in a low-pressure environment.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Dinosaurs had amazing bone healing ability: Scientists

Dinosaurs could take it as well as dish it out, researchers say. Fossils show dinos could recover from even the most grisly injuries.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Supercomputers recreate evolution of universe in amazing time-lapse video

A team of MIT researchers aided by supercomputers create a simulation of our universe and may help everyone fathom its vastness and have an idea of its beginnings.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Pinocchio Rex: Tyrannosaur cousin discovered with long snout

A long-nosed dinosaur has recently been found, fossilized in China. This is what we know about the unusual species.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

NASA spots plasma dance on Sun's surface [Video]

NASA says latest solar flare was the best-observed event ever. Four spacecrafts and a ground telescope witnessed.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

WHO lists most polluted countries: Delhi air worst

Delhi, India has the worst air pollution in the world, based on a new report from the World Health Organization.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Sea lion deaths, beach strandings likely due to lack of food sources

An increase in the number of stranded seals and sea lions is recorded this year. Scientists say it might be because there is a dearth in their food supply.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

NASA may send greenhouse, plants to Mars by 2021. Organic tomatoes out, galactic tomatoes in.

Plant life is bound to arrive in the Red Planet in early 2021, signaling the advent of a yet another milestone in space exploration.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Size matters: Small body size of dinosaurs and birds key to survival, says study

Dinosaurs are not totally extinct. Some of them got ahead in the evolutionary race and shrunk in the form of birds.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

NASA calls for Asteroid Grand Challenge grows louder as bus-sized asteroid 2014 HL129 nearly kisses Earth

Close fly-by of asteroid renews urgency of need to find and track asteroids that could threaten the Earth. NASA is holding competitions in hopes of finding solutions.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Better than Google Maps? Reason behind existence of ancient Peruvian rock lines solved

Ancient lines of rock in Peru may have been an ancient sort of advertising, researchers say. The lines point to centers thought to host trade and ceremonial events around 300 B.C.

SCIENCE May 11, 2014

Ozone pollution will get worse in US due to climate change, warns study

Global warming could accelerate production of ground-level ozone, a new study predicts. Here is the science behind the predictions.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Consumption of sports and energy drinks may prompt teens to make unhealthy choices: Study

Teens who are heavy consumers of sports and energy drinks are more likely to indulge in other unhealthy behaviors, study finds. Experts say the drinks provide few of any benefits.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Obese at 25? Get ready to suffer more later

Obesity in young adults suggests greater risk of health problems throughout their lives, study finds. Actual weight, not years of being obese, is most accurate measure of risk, researchers say.

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Cape Cod shark warning brochure may kill local business

Sharks can be a danger to tourists. But, can warnings of the animals cause a greater danger to tourism?

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Galapagos finches winning fight against deadly parasite (with a little help from humans)

Scientists help island birds deal with parasites by providing "self-fumigating" nest- building material. Finch nests built with treated cotton found to be free of the parasites.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Rare Moroccan spider can cartwheel at astonishing speed

A newly-discovered spider from Africa can turn cartwheels to get out of the way of danger. Now, here comes a robot that can do the same thing.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Discovery of ancient rock lines in Peru stumps scientists: What could they be for?

Ancient lines of stones were discovered in Peru. What was the purpose behind these mysterious structures?

SCIENCE May 8, 2014

Cape Cod shark brochures divide community. Will the information drive do good or harm?

A controversial brochure about sharks is causing a stir among Cape Cod citizens with people saying it can sensationalize these majestic apex predators. The information drive may put a dent in the local business sector and cause negative publicity for the sharks as well.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

Climate change will bring 70 percent increase in summer ozone pollution in U.S. by 2050: Report

The National Center for Atmospheric Research has released a new report warning Americans that the US may see a drastic rise in summertime ozone pollution. The report added that by the year 2050, ozone pollution levels may rise by as much as 70 percent.

SCIENCE May 7, 2014

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