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Dolphins 'squeal with pleasure': study
Dolphins and whales literally squeal with pleasure, say scientists who claim to have shown that the sound expresses emotion. Initially, squeals emitted by the animals when offered tasty fish treats were thought to be signals commu
Couple's week-long sailing trip turns into 16-year round-the-world voyage
When Clive and Jane Green set sail from Wales, their intended destination was Spain, a relatively short hop over the Atlantic. Sixteen years later however, and they have only just returned home, having turned their experimental se
Romanian treasure hunter finds what could be oldest forged coins in history worth Ł120,000 - and he's going to spend it on a new metal detector
A Romanian man who found what could be the oldest forged coins in history while out treasure hunting with his son says he will use his fortune to 'buy a new metal detector'. Paul Croituru, 37, dug up the trove of 300 forged si
Feds reduce area in Atlantic Ocean for wind farm plans off NC coast
The US Department of Interior has reduced the areas of the Atlantic Ocean where turbines can be built, dealing a potential blow to North Carolina's hopes for wind farms off the coast. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the
Geologists use technology to map deep below earth's surface
A billion years ago, nature was ripping the North American continent apart. Then it stopped. What remained is what geologists call the Mid-continent Rift System. Today, scientists are using the latest in technology to look dee
Space-age technologies aim to uncover Britain’s heritage
Using novel ground penetrating radar techniques from the platform of a UAV the researchers hope to investigate previously inaccessible sites to better understand how people have been using space and creating places over time. T
15 Minutes With...Colorado Super-Athlete Ben Clark
In 2002, at the age of 23, when most of us are still trying to find our first real job, Ben Clark hit a career high, both literally and figuratively, by becoming the youngest American to summit Mount Everest. He spent the next 10
Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes
Climate change is creating all kinds of challenges and opportunities for business. One of the sectors that feels the effects most immediately is agriculture. Already, weather patterns are making it more challenging to raise corn —
Pacific Nation Bans Fishing in One of World's Largest Marine Parks
Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati—a chain of islands about halfway between Hawaii and Fiji—announced Monday that commercial fishing will end in the country's Phoenix Islands Protected Area on January 1, 2015. "We will also
Wolverines lose chances at protection over climate change 'ambiguity'
Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive
Is Climate Change Responsible for the Severity of the Ebola Outbreak?
The army base, a cut of cleared land amidst a thick, verdant, unnamed jungle, is filled with soldiers and locals, dead or dying of a mystery disease. A pile of bodies burns outside. At the sound of a U.S. army plane approaching, A
Chianti Wine Ancestor Found
U.S. archaeologists may have found the ancestor of Chianti wine in an ancient well in the Chiantishire region of Tuscany. Found in Cetamura, an ancient hilltop near Gaiole in Chianti in the province of Siena, the 105-foot-deep
Submerged Spherical Fish Farm to Raise Tons of Tuna
The demand worldwide for tuna is at an all-time high, which is why populations of this fish are at all-time low. Schools of large predator fish have declined worldwide by two-thirds and the Pacific Bluefin, specifically, is down 9
Far-Away Earthquake Caused 'Icequake' in Antarctica
In February 2010, a massive 8.8 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile. Even though it occurred nearly 22 miles beneath the surface, it was still powerful enough to cause the deaths of 300 people and severely damage buil
Kayaking: Carrington won't be teaming up
A dream kayak combination of Lisa Carrington and Teneale Hatton at the Rio Olympics is likely to remain just that. The two kayakers dominated at the World Champs in Moscow, with both winning gold medals. Canoe Sprint NZ High P
Falkland Islands and the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton a century ago
The expedition aimed to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. It failed to accomplish this but instead became recognized as an epic feat of endurance when Shackleton rescued all 27 of his men and bought them hom
How K2 Had One of Its Luckiest Seasons Ever
At the end of July, during a rare instance of good weather, an estimated 45 people reached the summit of Pakistan’s K2. This is an unusually high number on a mountain where one in four people who attempt the climb die. A Spanish c
Nepal to build first road to Everest region
Nepal is planning to build the first road leading to the Everest region. The road will link Jiri with Surkhe village, a couple of hours of walk from Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla at an altitude of 2860 metres, the Tourism Minis
The life of oceans: a history of marine discovery
It pays to be nice. One of the most absolutely, emphatically wrong hypotheses about the oceans was coined by one of the most carefree and amiable people in nineteenth century science. It should have sunk his reputation without tra
Mexico urged to act and save world's smallest porpoise – the little sea cow
The world's smallest porpoise faces imminent extinction unless the Mexican government eliminates gill-net fishing in its only habitat, the upper Sea of Cortez, scientists have warned. Recent studies conducted using underwater a
Environment Canada Launching New Radar Software
Two weeks after a tornado hit, the cleanup continues for many residents in Grand Bend. Residents had roughly 30 minutes warning of the arrival of the storm that levelled over 8,000 trees. Bill Weber, mayor of the Municipal
Extreme weather becoming more common, study says
Extreme weather like the drought currently scorching the western US and the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010 is becoming much more common, according to new scientific research. The work shows so-called “blocking patterns”
Rolling stone? Archaeologist try to unlock secrets of Pictish find
Weighing more than a ton and stretching to 1.7m, the Dandaleith Stone dates from the 6th to 8th Centuries and was uncovered during the ploughing of a field near Craigellachie in May 2013. Because of sensitivities around the locati
Geography in the News: The Great Lakes’ Mounting Problems
Recent news about an algae bloom on Lake Erie leading to Toledo, Ohio’s municipal water plants closing is just one of the many problems affecting the Great Lakes. Toledo’s 400,000 people were forced to purchase bottled water for t
Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure
It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist. A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Che
European Cargo Spaceship Makes Final Delivery to Space Station
An unmanned European cargo vessel has linked up with the International Space Station for the last time. The European Space Agency's fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) joined up with the station at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT
World's Oldest European Eel Dies at 155
There was mournful news out of Sweden with the announcement that the world's oldest known European eel had passed away recently at the age of 155, after living through two world wars, the Cold War, disco, punk, grunge, and the adv
US and Indian Spacecraft Rapidly Approach Mars
Two Mars-bound spacecraft are both in excellent health ahead of their September arrivals in orbit around the Red Planet, managers for both missions report. Play Video Is Salt the Key to Finding Life on Mars? Could
Brace yourself for another polar vortex — in September
It’s already August, which means fall is around the corner – and another winter no longer seems that far away. Forecasters are out with some predictions about the weather we can expect in the coming months: A polar vortex (if
Round-the-world pilot back on Scottish soil after 81-day marathon trip
Dave McElroy, from Stirling, passed through 25 countries including Israel, India, Australia, Cuba and the United States during his epic voyage. The 67-year-old completed the final 824-mile hop from Reykjavik to Perth Airport 81
Astronauts Have a Hard Time Sleeping in Space
Astronauts have a hard time sleeping during space flights and are often sleep deprived. This is recognized as a major problem for the space program because sleep deprivation is known to be associated with health problems and inatt
Adaptive rowing opens sport to disabled
Juan Carlos Gil likes the feeling of independence the sport of rowing gives him. "The freedom the water can give me is exhilarating when I hear the water flick over the oars," said Gil, who has cerebral palsy, and is legally blind
Treasure trove of prehistoric animal remains discovered in U.S.
Scientists descended into a deep cave, hoping to find Ice Age mammals’ remains. What they found stunned them: the remains of hundreds of big prehistoric mammals. The treasure trove was discovered in the Natural Trap Cave at th
Builders in France charged with theft after finding treasure buried in garden
When a Normandy homeowner told the workmen extending her property to "let me know if you find any treasure", she was only joking. The three builders, however, had a secret. Unbeknown to their employer, they had indeed found a c
Archaeology museum rediscovers 6,500-year-old skeleton in storage
An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms. The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday that it had rediscovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleto
Why NASA’s Physics-Defying Space Engine Is Probably Bogus
travel and science as a whole: They ran an experiment whose results seem to defy the very laws of physics, and could change how we travel through outer space. Problem is, experts say that it’s incredibly unlikely that Isaac Newton
Silchester Roman town closes: 'nothing left except gravel and natural geology'
Much as it must have been 1,400 years ago, the last inhabitants of Silchester, the most enigmatic Roman town in Britain, are packing their bags and preparing to leave for ever. This time, however, those departing are archeologists
Falmouth company makes history with Costa Concordia salvage
SALVAGE workers from a Falmouth company say they are “proud” to work on their toughest project in almost 40 years helping to right a stricken cruise liner which capsized off the Italian coast. Marine drilling experts from Fugr
Ancient Death Trap Now a Paleontological Treasure Trove
An ancient death trap is now a paleontological treasure trove. The Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming has been the site of many deaths over the past 100,000 years. A mostly hidden hole in the ground is the only entrance to
What Kayakers Can Teach Us About Living Well
Some plunge down waterfalls while others fish from their vessels, but kayakers have one thing in common: They all know a thing or two about leading a healthy lifestyle. Bobbing around on a kayak offers a lot more than a relaxi
USF receives $1.7M grant for marine research in the Antarctic
The University of South Florida's Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation and the department of chemistry received a $1.7 million grant to conduct research in the Antarctic in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmi
7-Person Rowing Team Crosses Indian Ocean
The skipper of a seven-man rowing crew on the cusp of setting an Indian Ocean speed record said Thursday his team is looking forward to getting their feet dry on the island nation of the Seychelles after 57 days on the water.
Boeing betting on tobacco as new aviation fuel source
Boeing is getting into the tobacco business. The airplane maker is part of a joint venture to develop aviation fuel from a new, hybrid tobacco plant. The goal is to cut carbon emissions and reduce the demand for petroleum-based
‘Terror tunnels’ aren’t alone down below, team finds
Underground spaces in Israel aren’t limited to Hamas “terror tunnels” in the south — the country is blessed with thousands of caves. Hebrew University researchers announced they have discovered and mapped the deepest cave ever fou
Indian Army sends 18-member team for mountaineering expedition
The Indian army on Wednesday sent an 18-member team to a mountaineering expedition in the Siachen glacier region of Ladakh. The team, which includes six reserve members and is a mix of experienced and first-time climbers, was
Geneticists Are Hacking Plants So They Can Grow in the Shade
The human version of nocturnal shutdowns has absolutely nothing on plants. When we sleep, our bodies continue doing a lot of the functions they do when we're awake. But when darkness sets in over the plant kingdom, at least the ve
Mining the Bottom of the Ocean Is as Bad for the Environment as it Sounds
Have you ever wondered how much the ocean floor is worth? The answer is in the trillions. Metals and materials are the foundation of our life, but with seven billion people occupying the earth, supplies are rapidly dwindling. So m
Last cranes released into British wild
The final set of cranes from an ambitious project to reintroduce the birds to Britain has been released at a secret location in Somerset. Cranes used to be common throughout the country but were driven to extinction in the 16th
Hurricane Iselle to hit Hawaii on Thursday
Hawaiians are bracing for a rare direct tropical cyclone hit as Hurricane Iselle threatens the US island chain. Hurricane Iselle is 350 miles (535km) east of Hilo and is expected to make landfall on Thursday afternoon. Hawa
From the Field: Explore the California Current with Scripps Researchers
Scientists and students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are exploring the California Current system and analyzing details of its varied components from August 6 to September 4, 2014, aboard the research ve
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