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Zebras now hold record of longest migration of African land mammals

Scientists tracking a population of Plains zebra using GPS technology have determined that the animals traveled approximately 311 miles while migrating. The zebras now hold the record of the longest terrestrial migration ever documented.

Science May 29, 2014

Oversized human brain explains evolution of our weak muscles: Brain wins over brawn

New research reinforces previous beliefs that human evolution focused on brain development instead of muscles. The new findings delve into the evolutionary matter of brain over brawn.

Science May 29, 2014

CO2 level in Northern Hemisphere hits record high 400 ppm: 'Time is running out,' warns UN

Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide stayed above 400 ppm for entire month of April, U.N. says. Experts says it is a cause for concern.

Science May 29, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 watery grave may be found with help of new seafloor map

Experts produced a new map of the ocean floor could help investigators piece together the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

Science May 29, 2014

Laser-powered particle accelerator cheaper than RF waves: Study

Particle accelerator powered by laser proposed for better, cheaper physics research. Such devices would not need miles-long accelerator tunnels common in current facilities.

Science May 28, 2014

African zebras log world's longest migration by terrestrial wildlife: 311 miles!

African zebras claim title as the world's migration champion when it comes to distance. Their 300-miles trek even takes them across national borders.

Science May 28, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer ravaging forests in Midwest states

The emerald ash borer, a tiny beetle, has killed 50 million trees in the Midwest. They have now spread to 12 states.

Science May 29, 2014

Google Doodle remembers Rachel Carson on her 107th birthday: Here's what you should know about the author of 'Silent Spring'

Google Doodle celebrates the life of Rachel Carson, whose "Silent Spring" book was the wake-up call for the modern environmental movement. Google tribute shows her in the natural world she cherished.

Science May 27, 2014

45-ton giant dead whale carcass in San Diego beach kicks up a stink, gets towed

A whale washed up on a beach, was hauled out to the water, and came back to land. Here is the story of the journey of a deceased cetacean.

Science May 28, 2014

What's in a name? A lot because Americans care more about 'global warming' than 'climate change'

Global warming or climate change? The two phrases produce different results in the general public, according to new research.

Science May 28, 2014

Ants forage for food in a highly efficient and systematic way: Study

Ants use a highly efficient method of finding food. This is the story of how the tiny animals do it.

Science May 28, 2014

Obama turns 'chief geek' at annual White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama became the 'chief geek' during the annual White House Science Fair that featured inventions of around 100 students.

Science May 29, 2014

Creationist Ken Ham claims humans, dinosaurs co-existed and Allosaurus fossil is proof

Creation Museum will launch a new exhibit featuring an Allosaurus specimen called Ebenezer. Founder Ken Ham claims that the specimen is evidence that the Biblical flood really happened and that dinosaurs used to co-exist with humans.

Science May 27, 2014

Six-legged Outrunner robot can, indeed, outrun an average human

An engineering firm has developed OutRunner, deemed as world’s fastest running robot. It is now raising funds over at Kickstarter page for its first production, but the project is still short of backers.

Science May 28, 2014

Memorial Day celebrated with exotic bugs at Houston Zoo

Creepy-crawlies from around the world on display at the Houston Zoo. Memorial Day celebration sees opening of zoo's $3 million Bug House.

Science May 28, 2014

Camelopardalid meteor shower in May was more fizzle than sizzle

Sky watchers hoping for a "meteor storm" express some disappointment. Camelopardalid meteor shower couldn't quite deliver as hoped, astronomers admit.

Science May 27, 2014

Underground fossil soils are rich in carbon, may account for global warning

Fossil soils called loess trapped underground may play a role in global climate change, according to a new study. Here's what you need to know about this type of ancient soil.

Science May 27, 2014

Black hole 'doughnut theory' being doubted: What are they really?

Theory of why black holes show themselves differently to astronomers may have holes in it. "Doughnut" theory of gas and dust obscuring them doesn't match new observations.

Science May 27, 2014

Creationist Ken Ham claims dinosaurs and humans coexisted and Ebenezer is the proof: Really?

Could a well-preserved skeleton of an Allosaurus prove humans and dinosaurs lived together, or is it wishful thinking?

Science May 28, 2014

OutRunner robot is one of the fastest running robots out there: It joins the Cheetah

Robotics Unlimited is introducing the OutRunner robot, capable of traveling over rough terrain. Here is the story of what it can do.

Science May 27, 2014

Roombot modular robot can turn into any piece of furniture: Autobots, you have competition

Modular robots that can turn into any piece of furniture have been designed by a team of researchers from Switzerland. No need to start saving for one yet, however - here's why.

Science May 27, 2014

New Zealand's small kiwi is related to Madagascar's extinct nine-foot elephant bird

The iconic kiwi from New Zealand appears to be from the extinct Madagascar elephant bird and not from Australia's emu. Based on a DNA test, the birds were also able to fly before becoming flightless not very long ago.

Science May 26, 2014

ISS rats will get high-tech NASA-developed habitat

NASA's rats and other rodents are living the life as the space agency is creating new housing quarters aboard the International Space Station.

Science May 26, 2014

Modern day diminutive Kiwi and extinct giant Madagascar elephant bird are cousins: DNA study shocks paleontologists

Smallest of the world's flightless birds, the kiwi, and the largest -- the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar -- are evolutionary birds of a feather, scientists say. DNA study links them even though thousands of miles separate their habitats.

Science May 25, 2014

Cankerworm carnage may affect more cities due to lack of plant diversity: Research

Plants in urban environments at greater risk of defoliation by voracious caterpillars, study finds. Less plant diversity that what if found in natural environments is a factor, researchers say.

Science May 25, 2014

Chelyabinsk asteroid was result of massive collision of two space rocks, scientists say

The asteroid that exploded over Russia in 2013 injuring more than a 1,000 people, may have been involved in a collision long ago, say researchers.

Science May 25, 2014

Apollo lunar landing joystick fetches astronomical sum of $610k at auction

An auction of artifacts from the history of space travel brought a record price for one item.

Science May 25, 2014

Aliens are for real and we can prove it. But we just need some money: SETI scientists tell Congress

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) could find alien civilizations within 20 years, scientists tell Congress.

Science May 25, 2014

More whales dying after getting hit by ships along East Coast, warns NOAA

More whales are being hit and killed by ships, possibly due to increased food supplies bringing the ocean giants closer to shorelines, officials say. Conservationists are concerned about the rising number of such incidents.

Science May 25, 2014

Nature-inspired scientists make drones of the future

Researchers of flying robotic drones are turning to nature for inspiration in the newest models.

Science May 25, 2014

Bronx Zoo marks Memorial Day with Komodo Dragon exhibit

Komodo dragons are on display at the Bronx Zoo for the first time since the 1950's. Here is the rundown on these "Amazing Monitors."

Science May 25, 2014

What drones may come: Experimental robots take inspiration from nature

Nature is truly a gift in many ways, and it is now giving inspiration to researchers-developers of drones or flying robots in terms of perfecting the flight control mechanism. Read how these researchers did it.

Science May 25, 2014

Roombots: Check out the house robot that can transform itself into any furniture

Need 'smart' furniture that knows where you want it and at what height? Say hello to furniture-creating Roombots

Science May 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force to shut down HAARP, putting all conspiracy theories to rest

The HAARP station, run by military forces and blamed by some for a wide variety of tragedies, is being shut down. Ending the program may just feed more conspiracy theories.

Science May 25, 2014

Budget cut may force NASA to axe Spitzer and turn down MaxWISE proposal

Independent review of NASA missions and their funding brings some tough alternatives for the space agency. Some may have to be abandoned to save others.

Science May 25, 2014

Are you ready for the Camelopardalids meteor shower? Here's how you can watch it this weekend

A brand new meteor shower may be seen around North America for the first time this weekend. This is how to best view the show.

Science May 24, 2014

Humpback whales show up in hordes off Massachusetts, delight whale watchers

Humpback whales return to Massachusetts water to take advantage of abundant food, scientists say. The number of sightings is up over previous years.

Science May 25, 2014

Physicists want US to spend $1 billion on 800-mile long neutrinos beam project

Neutrinos are hard to detect, and now a group of physicists wants to build a tunnel 800 miles long to study them.

Science May 25, 2014

PETA plasters anti-Sea World ad in San Diego airport

A new advertisement urging people to stay away from Sea World is now showing at the San Diego airport. But, why did PETA sponsor the ad?

Science May 25, 2014

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