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Mysterious deaths of bald eagles in Utah (UPDATE: West Nile virus)

Mysterious deaths of bald eagles in Utah (UPDATE: West Nile virus) | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
We have an update on this story. See below. Originallly published Dec 21, 2013 Concerning. Utah wildlife officials confirm that 12 bald eagles have died in northern Utah just this month and the cause is unknown.
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SpaceShots: The best new 83 photos of our universe

SpaceShots: The best new 83 photos of our universe | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
The latest and greatest images of our solar system, the galaxy and everything else out there, putting you in touch with the most distant parts of the heavens.
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Animal camouflage: spot the beasts

Animal camouflage: spot the beasts | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, famed nature photographer Art Wolfe (along with Barbara Sleeper) published a book Vanishing Act, showing pictures of animals he took around the world over the last four decades. A ...
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APOD: 2013 October 21 - Saturn from Above

APOD: 2013 October 21 - Saturn from Above | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Fossil Field Discovery Points To Monster 'Monotreme'

Fossil Field Discovery Points To Monster 'Monotreme' | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
About the size of a child, the largest-known platypus roamed what is now Australia as far back as 15 million years ago, according to newfound fossil remains of the giant monotreme.
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Earth's first life may have sprung up in ice - life - 01 November 2013 - New Scientist

Earth's first life may have sprung up in ice - life - 01 November 2013 - New Scientist | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Did early life use RNA, not DNA? The idea has been boosted by the creation of an RNA enzyme that copies strands larger than itself – and works best in the
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Did a hyper-black hole spawn the Universe?

Did a hyper-black hole spawn the Universe? | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Big Bang was mirage from collapsing higher-dimensional star, theorists propose.
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Science Meets Speculation in All Your Yesterdays

Science Meets Speculation in All Your Yesterdays | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Visions of prehistoric life require speculation. Ancient strata contain biological and geological clues to restore scenes from the deep past, but the task of the paleoartist is to arrange those scr...
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How birds got their wings: Fossil data show scaling of limbs altered as birds originated from dinosaurs

How birds got their wings: Fossil data show scaling of limbs altered as birds originated from dinosaurs | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Birds originated from a group of small, meat-eating theropod dinosaurs called maniraptorans sometime around 150 million years ago.
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Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior: Scientific American

Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior: Scientific American | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Psychologists find deep connection between scientific method and morality
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:06 AM

Across all these different measures, the researchers found consistent results. Simply being primed with science-related thoughts increased a) adherence to moral norms, b) real-life future altruistic intentions, and c) altruistic behavior towards an anonymous other. The conceptual association between science and morality appears strong.

 
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How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world? - life - 22 August 2013 - New Scientist

How many uncontacted tribes are left in the world? - life - 22 August 2013 - New Scientist | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Many uncontacted tribes still exist. Where are they, and why do they occasionally reach out to the rest of the world?
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Wild Tigers: the Time to Act Is Now | Environment News Service

Wild Tigers: the Time to Act Is Now | Environment News Service | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, December 31, 2013 (ENS) - Tigers are in trouble. The largest of the world's cats, a species that's existed for two million years, is slipping away before our eyes. Few realize that just 3,000 tigers remain in the wild.
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ScienceShot: How to Keep Birds From Crashing Into Planes

ScienceShot: How to Keep Birds From Crashing Into Planes | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Bird poop may hold clues to avoiding deadly collisions
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A Link Between Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement

A Link Between Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Is there a connection between quantum mechanics and Einstein's general theory of relativity?
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DISCOVERED: T. Rex's 'Great Uncle'

DISCOVERED: T. Rex's 'Great Uncle' | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
A new narrow-snouted species of tyrannosaur discovered in Utah reveals that the isolation of an ancient island continent may have spurred incredible dinosaur diversity some 80 million years ago.
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Far-Off Planets Like the Earth Dot the Galaxy

Far-Off Planets Like the Earth Dot the Galaxy | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
With the help of the Kepler spacecraft, astronomers calculate the number of habitable Earth-like planets in the Goldilocks zone — not too hot, not too cold.
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Milky Way Teeming With Billions Of Earth-Size Planets

Milky Way Teeming With Billions Of Earth-Size Planets | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
By SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like...
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Huge half-ton chunk of Russian meteorite lifted from lakebed (VIDEO)

Huge half-ton chunk of Russian meteorite lifted from lakebed (VIDEO) | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
The largest-discovered fragment of a Russian meteorite, weighing around 570 kilograms, has been lifted from the bed of Lake Chebarkul in the Urals.
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T. Rex Museum Move Stymied

T. Rex Museum Move Stymied | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
What’s powerful enough to stop Tyrannosaurus rex in its tracks? The U.S. government shutdown, which halted the start of a trip for the “Wankel” T.
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Spider Wasp, Close-Up

Spider Wasp, Close-Up | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey's Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program, based in Beltsville, Md., has shared a series of incredible close-up photographs of bees and the insects with which they interact.
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Scientist Finds 360 Million Year Old Scorpion Fossil

Scientist Finds 360 Million Year Old Scorpion Fossil | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
A scientist found a 360 million year old fossilized scorpion. It has been named Gondwanascorpio emzantsiensis.
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This Is Probably The Funniest, Most Effective Way To Deal With People Who Ignore Science Facts Ever

This Is Probably The Funniest, Most Effective Way To Deal With People Who Ignore Science Facts Ever | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
The best proposal I've ever seen to make Congress actually do their friggin' jobs for once.
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Remember MAD magazine's "Scenes We'd Like to See"? Here's "Hurricane Names We'd Like to See."

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