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Sperm wh.ales

Two Species of Whale Have a New Fishing Tactic

Two species of whale follow deep sea trawlers and...
Wildfires in California.

Ancient Wildfires Wiped Out Large Mammals in California

Globally, wildfires are getting worse. This year alone they...
A network of people.

Six Degrees of Separation

"Six degrees of separation. Between us and everybody else...
Otzi the iceman.

Otzi the Iceman was balding, middle aged, and dark-skinned

New DNA analysis suggests that Otzi the Iceman looked...
A hedgehog.

How AI is Tracking British Wildlife

The Zoological Society of London has joined forces with...
illustration of the earth and an asteroid

How to Turn Asteroids into Permanent Colonies in Space

The idea of transforming an asteroid into a rotating...
A trumpetfish hides behind a parrotfish.

Trumpetfish Creeps Up on Prey By Hiding Behind Harmless Species

Animals use all manner of techniques to camouflage and...
the roseate spoonbill is a long-legged pink bird with a long, flat bill

Northern U.S. Sees Wave of Strange Birds in Possible Global Trend

News flashed this week as one striking, pink-feathered aquatic...
wow signal

Exploration Mysteries: The Wow! Signal

6EQUJ5. It looks like a random sequence of numbers...
Natural diamond nestled in kimberlite.

Mystery Solved: How Diamonds Reach the Earth’s Surface

Diamonds form hundreds of kilometers below the surface of...
a meteor shower

Earth Rock May Have Gone on 10,000-Year Space Vacation

The bulk of the objects whizzing around our solar...
aerial photo of bluish glacier

Found: The World’s Oldest Glacier

The world’s oldest glacier existed 2.9 billion years ago,...
a dolphin

No Going Back: Why Dolphins and Whales Will Never Return to Land

If you're going to commit to something, commit all...
two spider mites about to do the deed

Male Spider Mites Flay Frisky Females Before Mating

Nature is metal, as the saying goes. But it's...
The oldest water in the world.

Natural Wonders: The World’s Oldest Water

Deep in a mine in Canada, an unassuming pool...
Asia's tallest tree.

Asia’s Tallest Tree Discovered in the World’s Deepest Canyon

Researchers have discovered the tallest tree in Asia in...
octopus nightmare

Video Suggests Octopuses Have Nightmares About Predator Attacks

It's one of the oldest and most frustrating questions...
The HTHH eruption from space.

Tonga Eruption Caused the Most Intense Lightning Storm Ever

On January 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’api (HTHH)...
Italy's sword in the stone.

The Real Sword in the Stone

We all associate "the sword in the stone" with...
Sound waves.

Natural Wonders: Loudest Natural Sounds

French composer Pierre Schaeffer said that "sound is the...
Sydney,Funnel,Web,Spider

World’s Deadliest Spider Can Alter Lethality of Venom

Funnel-web spiders aren't just the most venomous arachnids in...

New Insights into Australia’s Ancient Humans

The planet’s first Australians lived on a continent wholly...
human skeleton

The Alien of the Atacama

Deep in the Atacama Desert, the once bustling mining...
Large Satellite Array

Of 800 UFO Sightings, Few Remain a Mystery, Says NASA

On May 31, NASA held its first public meeting...

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