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Eastern Monarch butterflies at risk of extinction unless numbers increase
Long-term declines in the overwintering Eastern population of North American monarch butterflies are significantly increasing their likelihood of becoming extinct over the next two decades, according to new research. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
People With Most Diverse Ancient Human DNA Found
The worldliest people on the planet could be Melanesians, according to new genetic research. Discovery News - Top Stories
Pluto Probably Has an Ocean Under its Surface
NASA's New Horizons probe has revealed geological surprises and a hint of underground ocean on the dwarf planet. Discovery News - Top Stories
Science shed new light on the life and death of medieval king Erik
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church in Uppsala, Sweden, where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains? A research project now reveal ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Surface-going cave crickets actually more isolated than cave-dwelling cousins
Although other studies on cave-dwelling creatures have found that animals that spend all of their lives in the dark of caves are more likely to be genetically isolated, a recent study on two groups of crickets found the opposite. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Potential Zika virus risk estimated for 50 US cities
Key factors that can combine to produce a Zika virus outbreak are expected to be present in a number of US cities during peak summer months, new research shows. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
New Butterfly Discovered in Alaska for First Time in 28 Years
The Tanana Arctic may also be the state's only endemic butterfly. National Geographic News
Fossil reptile discovery extraordinary
A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared. BBC News | World | UK Edition
Sacred temple from 16th century that was hidden emerges from lake due to severe drought
The severe lack of rain in recent months has meant that the waters of the Benito Juarez Dam are forty per cent lower than their normal level mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Targeted marine protection provides best hope for the Arctic | Letters
Greenpeace has proposed the establishment of a huge Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Arctic Barents Sea in order to protect vulnerable ecosystems from bottom-trawling Environment news, comment and
Wild Atlantic salmon are spawning in Connecticut River for the first time in 200 years
After two centuries away, and decades of work by a seemingly unsuccessful restoration program, wild salmon may finally be reclaiming their lost habitat. All MNN Content
FMV Cup 2016 - MEXORC Regatta - Wrap up + Videos
It was week of intense activity in Puerto Vallarta, boats from different places of US and Mexico gathered Sail-World.com USA Latest News
Global warming increases rain in world's driest areas
Global warming will increase rainfall in some of the world's driest areas over land, with not only the wet getting wetter but the dry getting wetter as well. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
NASA to Discuss Science Launching on Next Commercial Resupply Space Station Flight
NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 15, to discuss several science investigations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station. NASA Breaking News
Birds use language like humans, joining calls together to form sentences
Birds form complex sentences by joining calls together to create new meanings, scientists have found Latest news, breaking news, cu
Slippery Asteroid Surprises Scientists With Early Earth Flyby
The near-Earth asteroid 2013 TX68 flew by our planet at 8:12 a.m. EST Monday at a distance of about 2.54 million miles (4.09 million kilometers), according to researchers at the Minor Planet Center. SPACE.com
Greenland's ice melt accelerating as surface darkens, raising sea levels
Winnowing away of the ice, exacerbated by soot blown on to the ice from wildfires, means Greenlands ice sheet is stuck in a feedback loop Environment news, comment and
Hubble sets new cosmic distance record
The Hubble Space Telescope spies a galaxy that existed more than 13 billion years ago, very close to the dawn of star formation. BBC News | Science & Environme
What lies beneath: Britain's eerie secret 'Atlantis towns' hidden from view by icy water
There are long-lost secrets of towns and villages that were literally flooded to make way for reservoirs in the early to mid 20th century mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Why Did Ancient Europeans Disappear 14,500 Years Ago?
Genetic analysis shows some of Europe's earliest inhabitants mysteriously vanished toward the end of the last ice age and were largely replaced by others. Discovery News - Top Stories
These Tiny Saber-Toothed Terrors Are Among the World's Oldest Ants
Analysis of insects entombed in amber shows that the "hell ants" were among the first to diverge from the original ant-wasp ancestor Science & Nature | Smithsonian
On World Wildlife Day, lets get serious about ending corruption
Paula Kahumbu:in the war against wildlife crime are in danger of floundering in a mire of corruption

On the eve of World Wildlife Day on March 3rd 2016, Kenyans can look back proudly at how much has been achieved in the Environment news, comment and

Is the anthropocene a formal unit of geologic time scale?
Reserachers tackle the hot topic of whether to define a new 'Anthropocene' epoch as a formal unit of the geologic time scale. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Two caves containing endangered bats discovered in Canada
The find is key to figuring out what habitat must be protected to help keep these important and vulnerable mammals safe. All MNN Content
Urban white-crowned sparrows have dialects for different neighborhoods
San Francisco's sparrows have to compete with urban noise, and a result is distinct songs that vary with different locations in the city. All MNN Content
Cryptography Pioneers Win Turing Award
In the 1970s, Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman invented the technology that underpins web commerce. NYT > Science
Carnivorous Abelisaur Size Confirmed by Forgotten Fossil
A fossil stashed away in an Italian museum has given scientists a new appreciation for just how big a predatory, carnivorous dinosaur could get. Discovery News - Top Stories
Scientists tell people not to panic after discovering 100ft-wide asteroid could soon pass close to Earth
The space rock - known as 2013 TX68 - is expected to make its nearest approach to Earth early this month mirror.co.uk - Home - News
'Space Archaeologists' Show Spike in Looting at Egypt's Ancient Sites
Scientists used satellite images to monitor pyramids, tombs and buried cities from 2002 to 2013 Scientific American
Albany Daily Star: Science is trying unveil secrets of Deep Sea Sounds
As per researchers, the unique sound has been associated with the upward and downward movements of the organisms at dusk and dawn. The researchers for now cannot clearly differentiate which is creating the sound. The researchers s WHOI In The News
Palm-Size Satellites Could Hunt for Alien Worlds
Tiny satellites could hitch a ride into orbit and spot alien worlds from afar. Discovery News - Top Stories
Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico jumps after years of decline

The insects covered over three and a half times more wintering grounds than last season, as diminishing milkweed and illegal logging has disrupted movement

Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their winteri Environment news, comment and

Online Tool Serves Up Ocean Science Studies
Updates to BOEM's Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) tool, hosted by NOAA Digital Coast, now enable users to search, filter, map, discover, and download more than 40 years of studies and related data that can NOS News
'Space Men:' Ascending to Earth's Deadliest Frontier
In a new PBS documentary, the pioneers of high-altitude exploration are celebrated as the trailblazers before human spaceflight was possible. Discovery News - Top Stories
Magnetoreception molecule found in the eyes of dogs, primates
The magnetic sense in migratory birds has been studied in considerable detail: unlike a boy scout's compass, which shows the compass direction, a bird's compass recognizes the inclination of the magnetic field lines relative to Ea ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Snowboard pioneer pledges funds to rebuild stone hut after fire
The founder of Burton Snowboards has pledged to donate more than $100,000 to rebuild a historic stone cabin on Vermont's highest mountain after his sons caused an accidental fire that gutted the building. Boston.com -- Latest news
'Last Man on the Moon' Shares Astronaut's 'Epic Tale' in New Documentary
As the new documentary 'The Last Man on the Moon' opens, the camera pans across a crowd at a rodeo until it centers on an older man taking his seat. Nothing about the man suggests he is a member of one of the most exclusive frater SPACE.com
Mirror mirror: Snail shells offer clue in unravelling common origins of body asymmetry
A gene in snails that determines whether their shells twist clockwise or anti-clockwise has been discovered by a team of international researchers. It could offer clues to how the same gene affects body asymmetry in other animals ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Beaten-Up Dinosaur Lived Through Intense Pain
A large, meat-eating dinosaur endured severe pain for months and possibly years after a violent encounter. Discovery News - Top Stories
Mystery Ocean Hum May be Migration Signal, or Fish Farting
Communities of deep-sea marine life cause a low-frequency humming in the ocean, as the creatures swim to and from the surface to feed. Discovery News - Top Stories
Predicting human evolution: Teeth tell the story
The evolution of human teeth is much simpler than previously thought, research shows, suggesting that we can predict the sizes of teeth missing from human and hominin fossils. The findings will be useful in interpreting new homini ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Mysterious Icon Found at Bethlehem Church
The centuries-old icon, found under layers of plaster, is made of brass, silver, shells and stones. Discovery News - Top Stories
What was Earth's first animal? New study finally offers an answer
The first animal to evolve on Earth was probably a sponge that existed around 640 million years ago. All MNN Content
Large space rock burns up over Atlantic
The biggest fireball since the Chelyabinsk explosion has plunged through the atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean. BBC News | Science & Environme
Snake island: Massachusetts to establish colony of venomous rattlesnakes
The plan is to save a species thats been wiped out in the state – but some residents fear the snakes, which are capable of swimming, will escape the island

A colony of venomous rattlesnakes is to be established on an uninh Environment news, comment and

Discovery News: Seas Are Rising at Fastest Pace in 2,800 Years
The world’s oceans are rising at a faster rate than any time in the past 2,800 years, and might even have fallen without the influence of human-driven climate change, researchers say. WHOI In The News
We just found a black hole 21 billion times more massive than the sun
Newly discovered supermassive black hole in galaxy NGC 4889 might be biggest ever found. All MNN Content
The ugliest fossil reptiles who roamed China
Long before the dinosaurs, hefty herbivores called pareiasaurs ruled Earth. Now, for the first time, a detailed investigation of all Chinese specimens of these creatures -- often described as the 'ugliest fossil reptiles' -- has b ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Bones found at prison may belong to real-life Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Archaeologists discovery could be remains of Martha Brown, whose public hanging was watched by Thomas Hardy. Archaeologists may have unearthed the remains of a woman whose execution had a lasting impact on the writer Latest news and comment from B
Nature notes: wildlife is thriving in Britain's Largest woodland
In 2015, a study warned that British wildlife is in the most perilous state recorded in the past 40 years. Yet thanks to conservationists and volunteers, green spaces like Heartwood Forest provide hope that we can make a differenc Earth news: the latest green,
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Shark attacks spearfisherman, who captures it on video
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Coast Guard saves vessel from sinking in Puget Sound
The crew of the Victoria Clipper, a catamaran-style passenger vessel, was in the area and stood by in case the passenger...-The Seattle Times: Home
Yale astronomers identify new exoplanet

A Yale graduate student working in collaboration with a Yale professor and a researcher at NASA’s Ames Research Ce...-Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

Soyuz capsule docks with International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has docked with the International Spa...-The Seattle Times: Home
Promiscuity may help some corals survive bleaching events
Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of ...-ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Wolf poaching: Hunters should realize that wolves help ecosystems
Much praise to Op-Ed writer Chase Gunnell for sticking up for the wolves. Here’s a standup a guy I’d rather hunt with t...-The Seattle Times
Volcanic eruptions: How bubbles lead to disaster
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