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Forget GPS: Pacific salmon uses magnetic map to navigate to feeding grounds

Chinook salmon are born with the ability to navigate using the magnetic field of the Earth. What does that mean for the future of the salmon industry?

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Woolly mammoth was a vegan, munched on flowers

Conditions in the arctic just before the last ice age may have been filled with fields of flowers. One of them became vitally important to giant animals, such as the woolly mammoth, foraging for food.

SCIENCE February 7, 2014

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has just spotted a fresh impact crater

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed a stunning crater, created by a meteor, recently striking the Red Planet. But what does that have to do with bringing the Internet to space?

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Jackdaws stare to scare: Study

Researchers have discovered that jackdaws use their eyes to communicate with other jackdaws and chase off rivals and predators.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Study of asteroid anatomy may help us dodge one

Scientists believe that data gathered from studying the internal composition and properties of asteroids, may hold the key to avoiding an asteroid strike in the future.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

China should have sent Patrick Stewart to the moon instead of Jade Rabbit

Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart pays parody tribute to the Chinese Jade Rabbit rover, which may have hopped its last.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Russian Progress 54 resupply vehicle docks with ISS in record 6 hours

Progress 54 resupply vehicle from Russia has docked with the ISS in record time. The Russian vehicle completed the maneuver in 6 hours.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Ancient black holes took longer time to heat early universe

Black holes formed from the death of early stars may have taken more time to heat the universe, contrary to popular belief.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Monster 18-foot python killed in Florida was big enough to swallow an adult human

The snake will be studied on by scientists to help in fighting against the species.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Study of camel bones suggests Bible may be wrong

Radiocarbon dating, as well as the presence of bones beginning at 900 BC show several stories in the Bible tell of domesticated camels hundreds of years too early.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Sucker-footed bats throw clues on ancestry of modern day bats

The discovery of two ancient fossils of bats may re-write what scientists know about the winged mammals.

SCIENCE February 6, 2014

Oregon chub makes strong comeback, first fish to be taken off endangered list

The Oregon chub has become the first fish to be taken off the endangered species list. Once down to just 1,000 members of their species, this tiny fish now numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

Saturn polar vortex revealed in all its glory by NASA Cassini spacecraft

The Cassini spacecraft has returned a new image of a strange hexagon dominating the north pole of Saturn. This is a powerful storm that holds within it a giant hurricane.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

NASA worries turning Mars rover Curiosity into a dune buggy

NASA is in a spot of a problem. There's a meter-high sand dune blocking the way of Mars rover Curiosity and NASA engineers are concerned that the rover's metal wheels will not hold if the agency decides to transform the rover into a dune buggy.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

Scientists fear Fukushima radiation may have leaked to West Coast

Scientists fear that Fukushima radiation may have reached California and the rest of the West Coast.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

James Webb Space Telescope may succeed in doing what Hubble couldn't: Find evidence of alien life

The construction of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble, is proceeding smoothly. The new telescope may be the first to finally answer the question regarding the possibility of existence of alien life.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

Kepler-413b: A strange wobbly planet that may boast of even stranger seasons

NASA has discovered an erratic, wobbly planet, using the Kepler Space Telescope. The wobble, the scientists said, causes wild fluctuations in the planet's seasons.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

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.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

NASA uses nanoflow liquid chromatography to test space dust for signs of life

NASA has applied a new technique, using nanoflow liquid chromatography instrument, to examine extraterrestrial materials that are small in scale, such as interplanetary dust particles, micrometeorites, and cometary particles in its effort to find the building blocks of life.

SCIENCE February 5, 2014

Fossils of Chinese dinosaurs suggest Pompeii-type volcanic eruption: Study

The people of Pompeii were not the first to be entombed by volcanic ash. The dinosaurs in China were. Researchers from Nanjing University have published a study that suggests Pompeii-like volcanic eruption killed and entombed dinosaurs, birds and mammals that have been found in preserved, fossilized state in northern China.

SCIENCE 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.

SCIENCE 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.

SCIENCE February 4, 2014

Star Trek's William Shatner to NASA: What's the truth behind Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock?

William Shatner has called on NASA to disclose more information about the "jelly doughnut" rock on Mars.

SCIENCE 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.

SCIENCE February 4, 2014

Titanic glacier setting new speed record, researchers claim

The Greenland glacier that caused the Titanic to sink is now thinning and retreating at a record speed, thanks to global warming.

SCIENCE 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.

SCIENCE February 4, 2014

Longest lunar transit reveals moon in multi-hue glory

NASA has captured stunning images of the recent lunar transit that could only be seen from space.

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

Apollo 15 moon landing camera now on the auction block

Hasselblad Electric Data Camera from the Apollo 15 moon mission is set to be auctioned off.

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

California cuts off water supplies to millions of people as drought gets from bad to worse

California's drought situation is worsening as State Water Project says it will not release water supplies from its reservoirs.

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

Mexican gray wolf making strong comeback from verge of extinction

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

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

ISS astronauts take up farming

ISS astronauts are growing safe, edible vegetables at the Lada greenhouse in the International Space Station (ISS).

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

Great Barrier Reef in grave danger of being destroyed by dredged spoil

The Great Barrier Reef is in danger as Australian authorities have approved dumping of dredge spoil in the park waters.

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

Arctic ice fighting losing battle against global warming, new studies show

Increased global warming could have catastrophic effects on the Arctic.

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

NASA wants to set up 'absolute zero temperature' lab inside the ISS: Why?

NASA wants to build an "absolute zero temperature" laboratory inside the International Space Station to study the behavior of matter at temperatures near absolute zero.

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

Help! Zombees are invading the East Coast

Zombie bees (or Zombees) have been spotted in the East Coast but these poor critters aren't feasting on human flesh. Rather, they're the victims of parasitic flies that prey on them.

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

Underwater fairy rings in Baltic ocean were not made by fairies or aliens, say biologists

Aliens had nothing to with underwater green eelgrass (or fairy grass) rings in the Baltic ocean. Neither did fairies. Nor are they bomb craters. So what are they?

SCIENCE February 3, 2014

One planet, two stars: Tatooine-like planets are real, scientists claim

Scientists have just discovered a planet that orbits two stars, and explains how they may have been formed.

SCIENCE February 2, 2014

Drug trafficking takes Central American forests as hostage

A new study reveals the connection between drug trafficking and deforestation in certain parts of Latin America, and pushes for legislation that will have more control over both.

SCIENCE February 2, 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.

SCIENCE 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.

SCIENCE 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.

SCIENCE 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.

SCIENCE February 2, 2014

Delhi beats Beijing to become world's most polluted city: How does your city fare?

Hindustan Times has cited the Environmental Performance Index report to substantiate claims of India overtaking China as city with the worst air pollution in the world.

SCIENCE February 1, 2014

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