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New telescope will be 10 times sharper than Hubble
Scientists are currently hard at work on a new telescope that promises to have 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope — but we're going to have to wait awhile. So far, only one of an eventual seven massive mirror
Mercury Content in Fish Will Rise, Study Reports
Even though several studies have found that eating a good amount of fish could lead to better health, the risk of consuming excess amounts of mercury can be extremely detrimental. Mercury is a toxin created industrially that infec
Ocean Acidification Will Make Climate Change Worse
Given that they cover 70% of the Earth’s surface—and provide about 90% of the planet’s habitable space by volume—the oceans tend to get short shrift when it comes to climate change. The leaked draft of the forthcoming coming new r
Dozens of dead bodies lie exposed to vultures and elements at Texas’ Body Ranch
The dozens of corpses lying in the high grass of an open field beneath the hot Texas sun, being plucked apart by flocks of vultures, are there for a reason. The bodies are part of a Forensic Anthropology Center program at Texa
Dolphins dying by the dozens along East Coast
What's killing the East Coast dolphins? The carcasses of dozens of the marine mammals, seven times more than normal, have been washing up on beaches this summer, and scientists are struggling for answers to the die-off. In
More Sea Turtles Are Dying From Eating Plastic
As an intern at an oceanography laboratory in a small beach town on the Brazilian coast, we came across many beached sea turtles–some alive, most dead. While collecting measurements and tissue samples, we would also inspect the st
Anthropologists Study the Genesis of Reciprocity in Food Sharing
When you share your lunch with someone less fortunate or give your friend half of your dessert, does that act of generosity flow from the milk of human kindness, or is it a subconscious strategy to assure reciprocity should you on
Russian Meteor Explosion’s Dust Circled the Earth, Lingered for Months
he Chelyabinsk meteor – weighing 11,000 metric tons and measuring 59 feet in diameter – entered Earth’s atmosphere shortly after sunrise on February 15, 2013, proceeded down towards the earth’s surface at 41,600 miles per hour, an
Constant access to wireless networks has an environmental cost
Cloud computing should be driving sustainable development, but its turning us into energy consuming monsters, write Stuart Newstead and Howard Williams
Nepal to Open Five New Peaks to Mountaineers
Nepal will open five peaks of over 8,000 metres to expeditions when the autumn climbing season begins, taking the total number of such mountains to 13. The new peaks - Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar, Kanchenjunga South, Kanchenj
Off the North Carolina Coast, Pirate Treasure of a Different Sort
Sunken treasure lies 25 feet beneath the sea off North Carolina, where archaeologists are probing the wreck of the Queen Anne’s Revenge -- the flagship in the dread pirate Blackbeard’s flotilla. But this treasure won’t sparkle
Space Telescope Kepler, a Job Well Done
Though NASA last week scrapped efforts to restore the crippled Kepler spacecraft to full working order, the space telescope project -- one of the most successful scientific missions ever -- almost certainly will continue to yield
Iran Initiates Plan to Set Up Base in South Pole
Iran has taken up action set up a permanent base in Antarctica, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Gholam Reza Khadem Biqam announced on Tuesday. "Deployment in antarctic waters is on Islamic Republic of Iran
Tomb of a Powerful Moche Priestess-Queen Found in Peru
Some 1,200 years ago, a prominent Moche woman was laid to rest with great pomp and ceremony. Now archaeologists have uncovered her tomb along with clues that testify to her privileged status and the power she once wielded. The
The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pearl Farming
When Josh Humbert inspects his farm, he dives into the clear blue waters of a lagoon, on a picture-perfect island that is fringed with palm trees. Humbert is the manager and owner of Kamoka Pearl, a boutique family business on the
Anthropologists Study Testosterone Spikes in Non-Competitive Activities
The everyday physical activities of an isolated group of forager-farmers in central Bolivia are providing valuable information about how industrialization and its associated modern amenities may impact health and wellness. Stud
Clermont looks to capitalize on growing sport with rowing complex
Hoping to propel a sport more popular in the Northeast, the Orlando Area Rowing Society three years ago launched a program to teach middle-schoolers how to row. Boats full of children quickly began to pick up oars and hit the wate
Hunt for sunken warship bearing £150m
LOCATING a sunken warship said to contain more than £150million worth of silver ingots would be enough to make most people feel emotional. But for marine archaeologist Neil Cunningham Dobson, his feelings had remarkably little
Autonomous ocean gliders improve environmental studies
Though 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans, 95 percent of these waters are currently unexplored, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Researchers at Texas A&M are working to discover
Starved Polar Bear In Norway May Be A Victim Of Climate Change
A polar bear carcass found on the Arctic island of Svalbard, the northernmost part of Norway, has shocked experts who say climate change may be to blame for the animal's death. The starved polar bear in Norway was said to be in
Megaconus: Furry Proto-Mammal Stuns Paleontologists
An international team of paleontologists has discovered a well-preserved fossil of a proto-mammal, named Megaconus mammaliaformis, that lived in what is now the Inner Mongolia Region of China about 165 million years ago. The fossi
Everest climbing rules 'to be tightened'
Nepalese officials say that for the first time, a government team will be located at the base camp. They will monitor and help expedition teams, coordinate rescues and protect the environment. The move follows embarrassing i
Biblical find! Piece of Christ’s cross claimed found during Turkey archeology dig
An archaeology dig at a Turkey church may have unearthed a sacred relic — a piece of the cross used to crucify Jesus Christ. The religious artifact was found in a stone chest during an excavation at the Balatlar Church in the
US could store 500 years of CO2, geologists say
After taking a look at suitable underground rock formations across the country, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey say there's the potential to store more than 500 years' worth of carbon dioxide emissions, which have been
Volcanic Magma On the Highway from Hell
The Costa Rican volcano Irazú drove the opposite direction of the classic AC/DC song by rocking out on the “highway from hell.” Thunderstruck scientists suggest understanding the seismic dirty deeds that shook Costa Rica all night Discovery News - Earth News
Shark Cesarean section: SeaWorld's Discovery Cove
SeaWorld veterinarians have successfully completed the park's first Cesarean section on a shark. Park officials announced Tuesday that the emergency C-section was performed last month on a whitetip reef shark at Discovery Cove,
Scientists Build A Robot To Track Sharks
After receiving a grant from the NSF, the research team began work on developing a robotic shark tracking system. The primary robot is off-the-shelf – they use Ocean Server’s Iver2 autonomous underwater vehicle. But they’ve added
Will These Wetsuits Actually Deter Shark Attacks, or Just Encourage Them?
Shark attacks account for just four or five deaths a year worldwide, on average. Still, any time we plunge into the ocean, the specter of Jaws and his finned friends looms large. So what can we do to lessen those rare, deadly enco
Sharks flock to Cape Cod, but fishermen fear the seals
On any given day, in the waters off Cape Cod, you can see thousands of seals. Tourists line the shores, and gawk, drawn here by the promise of sighting the whiskered sea mammals. While visiting the Cape with her family, Alexa
Shark on a train! 'Sharknado' apocalypse hits New York City, maybe
Only in New York. Subway riders got a taste of Sharknado late yesterday when a dead shark was discovered riding to Queens on the N train. NYU student Brandon Sanchez, 20, of Williamsburg said he and a friend made the fishy d
Once bitten, twice shy: our exaggerated fear of shark attacks
With beach season in full swing, the question inevitably arises: what are the chances of getting attacked by a shark? In a phrase: extraordinarily low – though not nonexistent. It is higher in certain parts of the US (Florida tops
The Basics of the Great White Shark
Nearly as long as a bus and weighing almost 2.5 tons, no fish is more fearsome or famous than the great white shark. From its torpedo-shaped body to its powerful jaws containing some 300 jagged teeth, the great white has evolved o
Conservationists Condemn Fisherman for"Climbing Inside Shark Corpse for Photo
Conservationists have condemned a 'hideous and disgusting' viral picture which appears to show a man who killed a shark climbing inside its gutted dead body. The shocking image shows an unnamed fisherman who killed and gutted t
Shark Found Hanging Upside Down off Australian Coast
The six-foot mako shark was discovered by a local builder and marine photographer, Robbert Westerdyk, during a dive in the HMAS Adelaide marine reserve, about 60 miles north of Sydney. It had been stabbed in the chest, had its
Hammerhead Shark Study Shows Cascade of Evolution Affected Size, Head Shape
The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Insight Into The Lives Of The Atlantic Great White Shark
1 month ago today we tagged and released Lydia: a 14 ft. 6 in. mature female Great White Shark weighing 2,000 lbs. Lydia was named after the founder of Bradley University, a long time friend of Caterpillar Inc. So far Lydia has re
Blood Samples: A Snapshot of a Shark’s Biology & Physiological Health
We are all starting to learn so much about the movement patterns of white sharks tagged so far by OCEARCH, and the SPOT tags are providing real-time information that allows us to track these sharks on a day-to-day basis! But whil
Great White Shark: The Basics
The legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade.
Earthquake After Effects
How the Earth's crust — rather than just buildings or humans — responds to the violent shaking of an earthquake has been observed for centuries. Nevertheless, the wide range of geological impacts continues to surprise. Nature Geoscience - Issue - na
Why We 'Got Milk'
In the 1970s, archaeologist Peter Bogucki was excavating a Stone Age site in the fertile plains of central Poland when he came across an assortment of odd artifacts. The people who had lived there around 7,000 years ago were among Scientific American
Neolithic 'Halls of the Dead' Found
Two 6,000-year-old "halls of the dead" found in Herefordshire have been called "the discovery of a lifetime" by archaeologists. Teams from the University of Manchester and Herefordshire Council made the find on Dorstone Hill, n BBC News | Science & Environme
Pictures of Deepest Wreck Currently Under Excavation in U.S. Waters
Researchers find a treasure trove of artifacts and personal effects from three 19th-century shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico. National Geographic News
Arctic Methane Catastrophe Scenario is Based on new Empirical Observations
Last week, the journal Nature published a new paper warning of a $60 trillion price tag for a potential 50 Gigatonne methane pulse from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) over 10-50 years this century. The paper, however, promp Environment news, comment and
Alaska to Seek Reconsideration of ANWR Rejection
The state will ask the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider a decision rejecting Alaska's exploration plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Regional Fish and Wildlife Service director Geoffrey Ha Anchorage Daily News - Alaska
North Pole Not Flooded -- But Lots of Melting in the Arctic
Santa's workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University of Washington monitoring buoy reportedly shows a lake at the North Pole. But Santa doesn't yet need to buy a ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Arctic Summer Cyclones Churn Up Sea Ice
At the top of the world, intense summer cyclones have been raging in recent years, eating up sea ice and helping push the North Pole closer to ice-free summers. In fact, a week-long cyclone just concluded, which Matthew Asplin, Discovery News - Earth News
NECN: Shark Expedition Launches from Woods Hole, Mass.
"We embark today on the most ambitious white shark expedition in American history." In search of a bounty of information on an awesome, though much feared, and deeply mysterious fish. "This particular project will be the mo WHOI In The News
Boon or Blight: Challenges Facing the Everest Region
As Nepal and the Khumbu gets ready to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, the results of Garrards research provide timely insights and a way to understand trends of environmental change in this UNE UIAA news
Calling All Alumni— Share Your Wisdom with Upcoming Expedition Teams
We are looking for passionate alumni who will donate a few minutes of video footage to help inspire other students during their expedition and help them make the difficult transition back to normal life after the excitement of the Students on Ice Blog
Maxut Zhumayev Sets Up the Kazakh Alpine Club
Two years ago Maxut Zhumayev completed a remarkable achievement. At age 36, he had climbed the last of all fourteen 8000 metre peaks without oxygen including K2 which he called the hardest of the lot. What is there for me UIAA news
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Gran and dog survived nine days in wild by drinking pond water and eating desert plants
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Bible Was Written Earlier, Ancient Notes Suggest
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Planets stripped bare by host stars
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Stephen Hawking to Unveil New Space Exploration Project Tuesday
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Astronomers discover mysterious alignment of black holes
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Ancient Mars bombardment likely enhanced life-supporting habitat
The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced clima...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Controversial Dark Matter Claim Faces Ultimate Test
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