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Ancient fish Tiktaalik roseae with hips and limbs could be missing evolutionary link

Scientists have made a surprising discovery of fossils of a fish known as Tiktaalik roseae in northern Canada that might reveal more closely how some vertebrates evolved from being water-based to land-based.

SCIENCE January 15, 2014

Humans and apes burn 50 percent less calories than other mammals to live longer

A new study has suggested that slow metabolism among humans and other primates explains why they grow up so slowly and live longer than other animals.

SCIENCE January 15, 2014

Cosmic horror show: Monster black hole set to swallow massive gas cloud

The cosmic collision would allow scientists to see how a monster black hole gobbles up a "cosmic snack."

SCIENCE January 14, 2014

Darwin was right: Island animals are tamer than mainland cousins

Charles Darwin's Galapagos theory that living on islands makes animals tamer than their mainland counterparts, has been proved scientifically in a new study.

SCIENCE January 14, 2014

Cats think you're just another big, fat cat

Anthrozoologist John Bradshaw says your cat just sees you as one big, non-hostile version of themselves.

SCIENCE January 13, 2014

Hubble takes a peek at the mysterious and beautiful Tarantula Nebula

NASA's Hubble Tarantula Treasury Program has gathered very sharp images of the Tarantula Nebula, and will assemble the mosaic to learn about star birth.

SCIENCE January 18, 2014

Now the visually challenged can also enjoy the beauty of space

A new eBook seeks to give visually impaired individuals a new appreciation for the deep space images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

SCIENCE January 18, 2014

Bird-eating monster tigerfish caught on camera by horrified scientists (Video)

Rumors about the elusive African tigerfish eating birds have now been confirmed. Scientists were able to film a stunning footage that shows the tigerfish jumping out of water to capture low-flying birds at an African lake.

SCIENCE January 13, 2014

Hi there: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures Curiosity rover in amazing photos

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured amazing photos of the Curiosity rover at work on Mars.

SCIENCE January 13, 2014

Harry Potter's invisibility cloak can do analog computing, claim researchers

Experts are looking into advancing the use of metamaterials that make invisibility cloaks possible by stepping backward to analog computing.

SCIENCE January 18, 2014

2000-year old Native American woman's skeleton unearthed at Florida dig site

In Davie, Florida, experts have unearthed an intact set of human bones at a construction site. The bones are believed to have belonged to a native American woman who lived 2,000 years ago.

SCIENCE January 13, 2014

Paleolithic cavemen were mainly vegans and lived on tiger nuts

Scientists have discovered that one of man's ancestors, nicknamed 'Nutcracker Man,' existed on a diet of tiger nuts and fruits.

SCIENCE January 13, 2014

Mysterious ocean bubbles play important role in supporting life, say scientists

Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists have discovered that microscopic sacs released by cyanobacteria can be a significant source of organic elements that other organisms can feed on.

SCIENCE January 18, 2014

Deadly predator great white shark can terrorize the ocean up to 70 years

A recent study using new techniques shows that Great White Sharks can live up to 70 years.

SCIENCE January 13, 2014

Lions in West Africa could become extinct soon, warn researchers

Alarming data gathered by researchers in a new study shows that West African lions are a beleaguered species, and intensive conservation efforts must be implemented to prevent the species from becoming completely extinct.

SCIENCE January 13, 2014

World's fastest thin-film organic transistor heralds arrival of inexpensive, see-through displays

Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Nebraska have created a thin-film organic transistor using an improved method that could help in improving the performance of electronics.

SCIENCE January 12, 2014

Big carnivores are dying and humans could be next, warn scientists

More than half of the world's big carnivores including lions, wolves and bears are disappearing at an alarming rate and the loss of such species could be extremely damaging for our ecosystems through out the world, a new study has found.

SCIENCE January 10, 2014

Scientists spot hypervelocity stars escaping clutches of galaxy

Scientists have announced the discovery of a new type of star moving at velocities fast enough to escape the gravitational field of the galaxy.

SCIENCE January 11, 2014

Biofluorescent fish put on underwater show of light

Some species of fish that appear normal to humans under regular light, actually emit brilliant neon colors deep underwater, scientists have discovered.

SCIENCE January 10, 2014

NASA sees amazing 'Hand of God' at work in distant space

A NASA X-ray telescope has captured an amazing image of an astronomical object that looks like a giant, powerful hand in space that sends forth a bolt of colorful energy. Is this the 'Hand of God'?

SCIENCE January 10, 2014

Secrets of monster underwater waves solved

One of the biggest laboratory experiments ever yields new facts about underwater waves. These giant, invisible waves occur under the ocean's surface and are believed to have an effect on the Earth's climate.

SCIENCE January 11, 2014

Prehistoric shark nursery discovered in Illinois sheds light on breeding habits of early predators

A new paper has shed light on a prehistoric shark nursery. According to recent findings, fossils found in Mazon Creek all belonged to a single species that used the site as a nursery for laying eggs.

SCIENCE January 9, 2014

Ancient sea monsters had black skin for a reason, discover scientists

Ancient sea monsters had black skin or scales that allowed them to live and survive in extreme environments, a new research has revealed.

SCIENCE January 9, 2014

Modern day carnivorous mammals' early ancestor was a tree dwelling, squirrel-like creature

New findings in Belgium suggest that the early ancestor of modern day carnivorous mammals was a small, arboreal creature that lived during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, within the Eocene era.

SCIENCE January 11, 2014

Super freaky storms predicted for brown dwarfs

Based on new data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists believe that violent storms roil over the surface of brown dwarfs.

SCIENCE January 10, 2014

Life possible on very cold planets, say researchers

A new study indicates that even planets outside the currently established habitable zone may support life under the surface.

SCIENCE January 11, 2014

Fossil of T. Rex cousin discovered in Saudi Arabia

A Swedish team of researchers has unearthed fossils for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Bones and teeth from both carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs were found in the North Western part of the county.

SCIENCE January 9, 2014

Unique triple star system sheds light on gravitational law

The system of two white dwarf stars and a millisecond pulsar could test competing theories of gravity.

SCIENCE January 7, 2014

Will it, won't it? SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket eyes Monday launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 is now expected to launch a Thai communications satellite on January 6.

SCIENCE January 6, 2014

Pompeii's rich feasted on exotic meat

The well-heeled residents of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii feasted on exotic food, including giraffe's meat.

SCIENCE January 6, 2014

Amber fossil catches ancient flowers in act of sexual reproduction

Experts from Oregon State University have found an amber that have immortalized extinct tiny flowers from the Cretaceous era, in the act of sexual reproduction.

SCIENCE January 6, 2014

Researchers fail in search of real Doctor Who

Scientists try to look for time jumpers using social media and Google. They found no traces but the search for time travelers continues.

SCIENCE January 6, 2014

Human body can feel emotions, says new study

Contrary to popular beliefs, the human body is indeed capable of feeling emotions.

SCIENCE January 6, 2014

Whales cause traffic jam in Southern California, baffling scientists

Usually this is a good time for spotting gray whales off the coast of Southern California, but recently viewers, have been sighting more of fin whales, orcas, sperm whales, humpback whales and blue whales. And, no one can explain this sudden traffic of whales.

SCIENCE January 4, 2014

Ancient Earth's crust melted and dripped down into mantle

Around four billion years ago, the temperature of the Earth's mantle was so high that Archean crust formed then would simply have melted back into the mantle, a new research has found.

SCIENCE January 4, 2014

Scientists harness power of sound waves to levitate and move objects in air

Scientists from the University of Tokyo have succeeded in creating a rig that can levitate as well as move around small objects in mid-air.

SCIENCE January 4, 2014

Scientists study how dogs poop and they discovered something amazing

A new study indicates that dogs align themselves to the Earth's magnetic field whenever they relieve themselves.

SCIENCE January 3, 2014

Mystery behind eerie earthquake lights finally solved

Scientists have studied 65 documented cases of earthquake lights and have found a striking pattern.

SCIENCE January 4, 2014

This caterpillar puffs out nicotine to ward away predators

New study shows that caterpillars are capable of warding off predators with nicotine.

SCIENCE January 2, 2014

1914 Antarctica expedition photos found intact in hut

An Antarctic Heritage Trust team has recovered 98-year-old negatives from block of ice in Antarctica. The images where carefully retrieved and processed to reveal scenes from almost a hundred years ago.

SCIENCE January 3, 2014

Scientists decode honeybee sex determination system

Scientists from the Arizona State University finally cracked the mystery of how the sex determination mechanism of honeybees evolved.

SCIENCE January 3, 2014

Was the mysterious Iowa fireball a meteor, space debris or alien spacecraft?

Residents of mid-western states reported fireball-like object sighting in the sky. Could it be meteor, space debris or an alien spacecraft in trouble?

SCIENCE December 30, 2013

These jellyfish DNA-infused piglets can no longer hide in the dark

Chinese scientists have created piglets that can glow in the dark.

SCIENCE December 30, 2013

NASA may launch tensegrity rovers in future (Video)

New rover design using rods and cables may hold the key to small, light-weight and low-cost missions.

SCIENCE December 27, 2013

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