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A group of Goffin's cockatoos just impressed the hell out of researchers from Oxford after they picked their way through a series of five complex locks to reach a reward. Read more...
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The extreme cold of space should make chemical reactions next to impossible, particularly those involving the formation of complex molecules.
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Well, if we're being technical, this galaxy actually takes its nickname from another cetacean. Once a spiral galaxy much like our own, NGC 2936 was twisted all out of shape by its behemoth neighbor. The result?
This is why you should clean your computer once in a while!
Japanese scientists say they can build a veritable assembly line of identical mice. One drop of blood at a time.
Japanese researchers have successfully cloned a mouse from a drop of blood taken from a donor’s tail.
Drinking problems anyone? Alcoholism might have met its worst enemy. Check out a new Anti-Alcoholism Pill, and some more pills that could change your life in the following years.
A new study published today by the National Weather Service is loaded with statistics on lightning deaths in the United States. For instance: did you know most lightning deaths occur during what is deemed "leisure activity?
For close to three minutes, this huge herd of deer can be seen lining up in orderly fashion to bound calmly and gracefully over a fence, one by one. Then, out of nowhere, the deer turn tail and jump back over the fence, en masse.
By Rossella LorenziDiscovery NewsThe Voynich Manuscript, an enigmatic book that has frustrated codebreakers and linguists for a century, contains a genuine message, according to a new computer analysis.The study analyzed the unintelligible scripts...
Taco Bell has decided to start using the word "protein" instead of "meat" on a special, new meat-heavy menu. Could this be the first step toward acclimating us to fake and synthetic meat — I mean, protein?
LONDON (Reuters) - Plants do complex arithmetic calculations to make sure they have enough food to get them through the night, new research published in journal eLife shows.
This will be great for my Algebra II students when we are covering square roots.
Police are shooting down protester drones in Istanbul. We have mind-controlled robotic arms. The US government is funding a map of the human brain. Plus, computers can recognize pictures of cats on the internet and we have a robot living on Mars.
The government has an automated system to track your movements and monitor who your friends are. Our news comes from remote-controlled "drone reporters." There's a device in your pocket that can produce a sex partner for you at the touch of a button.
From Crystal Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor: Two millennia ago, millions of giant tortoises roamed Madagascar, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa that is rich in species found nowhere else on Earth.
Just when you thought you needed a lot of money to do physics experiments, along comes a team of scientists in Japan and Korea making a wall sonically invisible with plastic wrap.
It's difficult for geologists to witness the flow of lava on snow- and ice-covered volcanos, so researchers with the Syracuse University Lava Project decided to create their own simulation, melting 300 kg of lava and pouring it over ice to watch...
A massive royal Wari tomb has been unearthed in Peru — and it’s full of mummies and artifacts made of silver and gold. Remarkably, the 1,200 year-old site has never been touched by looters, which is a rarity as far as these things go.
Exterminator Mike Matthews got the call because the home's air-conditioning unit had short-circuited. Why an exterminator for a problem with an appliance? Because of the crazy ants.
Some of the most provocative artists today deal with biotechnology. Working with scientists and engineers, these artists transform living tissue and even their own bodies into works of art.
Archaeologists recently uncovered an ancient brothel attached to a gymnasium and restaurant in northern Greece. It was full of penis-themed items like this vase. But that's not the weird part.
In 1937, Princeton engineering professor Edward Fitch Northrup published a book called Zero to Eighty. And, in what must be one of the strangest scifi novels ever written, Northrup developed the idea of the modern “mass driver,” or rail gun.
Rich Lee has freed himself from the frustrations of misplacing or having to untangle his headphones ever again. How? He's what's known as a grinder: someone who experiments with surgical implants or body-enhancements, and he's come up with a doozie.
20-year-old Yaritza Oliva is living a nightmare. For the last couple of weeks the girl from Purranque, Chile, has been crying tears of blood and so far no one has been able to explain her mysterious condition.
Britain's Ministry of Defense finished up its release of almost 60 years' worth of UFO sighting reports on Friday with a bang: a 4,300-page cache of documents that describe strange sights over Stonehenge and Parliament, and lay out the reason why ...