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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,
New plant species discovered on Yakushima
A new species of plant has been discovered on the subtropical Japanese island of Yakushima (located off the southern coast of Kyushu in Kagoshima prefecture) and named it Sciaphila yakushimensis. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
500 million-year-old fossils show how extinct organisms attacked their prey
Most fossils preserve the physical remains of organisms and their structure; however, geologists and paleobiologists recently found fossils that show the behaviors of predators preserved as traces in ancient sediments. Thus, fossi ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Puzzling asteroid observations explained by destruction of asteroids close to Sun
For two decades it was thought that most near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth -- end their existence in a dramatic final plunge into the Sun. A new study finds instead that most ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Neanderthal-Human Sex Happened Earlier
A Neanderthal woman from Siberia with human DNA may suggest we should no longer consider Neanderthals separate from the human race. Discovery News - Top Stories
Antarctic Fungus Survives in Mars-like Conditions
After living for 18 months in a Mars-like environment outside the International Space Station, some Antarctic fungi were still living and dividing when examined by researchers back on Earth. Discovery News - Top Stories
Hunters Become Conservationists in the Fight to Protect the Snow Leopard
A pioneering program recruits locals as rangers in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, where the elusive cat is battling for survival Science & Nature | Smithsonian
Two climbers flown to hospital after major avalanche in Highlands
Two climbers in serious condition, one hillwalker dead and young couple missing on Ben Nevis after three days of atrocious weather in Scottish hills Latest news, breaking news, cu
Is There Really a War on Science?
People who oppose vaccines, GMOs and climate change evidence may be more anxious than antagonistic Scientific American
Could new treatment wipe out cancer?
90 percent of terminally ill cancer patients went into remission after treatment. All MNN Content
Ice sheet modeling of Greenland, Antarctica helps predict sea-level rise
Predicting the expected loss of ice sheet mass is difficult due to the complexity of modeling ice sheet behavior. To better understand this loss, a team of researchers has been improving the reliability and efficiency of computati ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Meet the smallest bird species in the world
The bee hummingbird is so named because it is literally about the size of a bumblebee. All MNN Content
Animals revived after being in a frozen state for over 30 years
Tardigrades (water bears) were successfully revived and reproduced after having been frozen for over 30 years. A moss sample collected in Antarctica in Nov. 1983, stored at -20C, was thawed in May 2014. Two individuals and a separ ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Scientists discover 15-million-year-old plant fossilised in amber
It came from the 'dark side' of the asterid family, belonging to the genus Strychnos which gave rise to some of the world's most lethal substances including strychnine and curare mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Fossils Shed New Light on Human and Gorilla Split
The finding could help resolve a controversy over the continent where the ape and human lineages first evolved, according to researchers Scientific American
Discovery of new iron oxides points to large oxygen source inside Earth
Using a special high-pressure chamber, scientists have discovered two new iron oxides in experiments at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities. The discovery points to a huge, hitherto unknown oxygen source in th ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Ancient Footprints Discovered in Arizona
The 2,500-year-old footprints of a family strolling through a field are evidence of early agriculture Scientific American
Arctic Sea Ice Hits New January Low
The extent of sea ice in winter is diminishing, just as it is in summer Scientific American
Why do ladybugs gather in massive swarms?
These brightly colored beetles come together in huge groups for the winter, but it's not just to cuddle. All MNN Content
Hundreds of manatees congregate in Florida refuge to escape chilly seas
  • Three Sisters Springs closed to swimmers and kayakers
  • 400 of the marine mammals leave Gulf of Mexico to gather in river system

A popular Florida wildlife refuge has been closed to swimmers, thanks to an Environment news, comment and

5 venomous animals that could save your life
These dangerous critters could hold cancer-curing secrets. All MNN Content
Moment scientists reveal major gravitational wave finding
Scientists confirm Albert Einstein's 100-year-old prediction of the existence of gravitational waves was right Latest news, breaking news, cu
Rare bumble bee may be making a comeback in Pacific northwest
Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest, but in the mid 1990s it became one of the rarest. Now, according to a new article it may be making a comeback. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Asteroid to zoom past Earth in March flyby - but how close will it come?
Is it time to call Bruce Willis? Asteroid 2013 TX68 is on course to pass by Earth in March but Nasa says we shouldn't be worried by fears of Armageddon Latest news, breaking news, cu
Do bigger brains make smarter carnivores?
A bat-eared fox tries to open a puzzle box during an experiment to test intelligence.

Why do dolphins evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies, while blue whales and hippos have brains that are relatively small?< NSF News

Climate Central: Warming Waters Linked to Northeast Seagrass Die-offs
Waterways are warming worldwide as oceans absorb most of the energy trapped by greenhouse gas pollution. Changes in ocean circulation triggered by climate change are also washing tropical currents further north along the East Coas WHOI In The News
30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalists gather
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard Challenger 30 years ago. Denver Post: News: Breaking
'Monster' spider named Cryptomaster Behemoth discovered in US forest
Be afraid, be very afraid. You probably wouldn't want to encounter a terrifying spider named the Cryptomaster Behemoth in a dark and lonely forest Latest news, breaking news, cu
Experience Earth Like an Astronaut: Glittering Blue
A cleverly stitched together set of imagery from Japanese weather satellite Himawari 8 creates a jaw-dropping HD time-lapse of a day-in-the-life of Earth—this is Glittering Blue Scientific American
Sailors 'catastrophe waiting to happen'
Two transatlantic yachtsmen who have called out rescue teams nine times in seven months are a "catastrophe waiting to happen" and should "leave UK waters". BBC News | News Front Page | U
Welcome to the world: New chameleon emerges from wilds of Tanzania
Scientists have discovered a new species of chameleon in Tanzania. ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Doomsday Clock to stay at 3 minutes to midnight as experts warn global catastrophe remains imminent
Scientists have decided to keep the symbolic Doomsday Clock at its current time of 3 minutes to midnight mirror.co.uk - Home - News
Climate change: Ocean warming underestimated
To date, research on the effects of climate change has underestimated the contribution of seawater expansion to sea level rise due to warming of the oceans. A team of researchers has now investigated, using satellite data, that th ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
An ancestor of the rabbit connects Europe and Asia
The species Amphilagus tomidai was recently discovered - an ancestor of the rabbit which lived in present-day Siberia during the Miocene, about 14 million years ago. The discovery of this mammal, belonging to a family which was th ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
The aftermath of 1492: Study shows how Native American depopulation impacted ecology
Among the Pueblo Indians of northern New Mexico, disease didn't break out until nearly a century after their first contact with Europeans, following the establishment of mission churches in the seventeenth century, a team of resea ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
Did a 10,000 Year Old Beach Discovery Lead to a...
The bottle gourd was domesticated at least three times, the earliest in Asia, some 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. Uploads from ScienceAtNASA
10,000-Year-Old Massacre Does Not Bolster Claim That War Is Innate
A new report on a massacre of hunter–gatherers in Africa is consistent with the claim that war, far from being an inborn trait that evolved millions of years ago, is a recent cultural invention Scientific American
Solo Antarctic Explorer Dies Just Short of Goal
Even before the 55-year-old former army officer made the agonizing call, his journey was full of harrowing moments. Discovery News - Top Stories
Journey to the Center of Earth
Drill deep into the mysteries of our home planet, from the surface all the way down to the core Science & Nature | Smithsonian
In galaxy clustering, mass may not be the only thing that matters
An international team of researchers has shown that the relationship between galaxy clusters and their surrounding dark matter halo is more complex than previously thought. The researchers' findings are the first to use observatio ScienceDaily: Latest Science N
The Coxless Crew complete 9,200 mile rowing voyage across Pacific, in pictures
In pics: Female adventurers complete 9,200 mile rowing voyage UK news, breaking UK news, lat
Orion the Hunter: Spot Beloved Constellation Overhead Now
Step outside on any evening this month and look toward the south. You will see one of the best-loved constellations, Orion the Hunter, surrounded by a circle of six brilliant stars. SPACE.com
Antarctic Microbes Hold Clue to Earth's Oxygen
Underwater microorganisms found in Antarctica create "oxygen oases" that might give scientists clues about how the planet developed an oxygen-rich atmosphere. SPACE.com
When I Grow Up: Five Lessons Scientists Would Share With Their Younger Selves
What sparked their curiosity, and what experiences threatened to put out that flame? The answers might be somewhat unexpected. Scientific American
Bones of Thomas Becket to return to Canterbury - via Hungary
Relics which escaped Reformation and became a symbol of resistance to Communism return to site of murder after 800 years in gesture of unity between Anglicans and Catholics Latest news, breaking news, cu
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