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Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish

SEATTLE (AP) — University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish. Last fall, he installed a … Continue reading

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These Honeybees Have Mastered Twerking: How They Do It

Honeybees are famous for their wiggling, waggling dances, which they use to communicate with others in their hives. Now, a new study reveals the anatomical limits to a honeybee’s moves. The bees (Apis mellifera ligustica) can curl their abdomens, the … Continue reading

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Ancestor of All Life on Earth Had Steamy Beginning

The mysterious common ancestor of all life on Earth may have lived in hot springs that were iron-rich and oxygen-poor, a new study finds. The last universal common ancestor, or LUCA, is what scientists call the forerunner of all living … Continue reading

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Meter-wide dinosaur print, one of largest ever, found in Bolivia

SUCRE, Bolivia (Reuters) – A footprint measuring over a meter wide that was made by a meat-eating predator some 80 million years ago has been discovered in Bolivia, one of the largest of its kind ever found. The print, which … Continue reading

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New Speckled Venomous Snake Discovered in Cloud Forest

A previously unknown, green-speckled species of venomous snake has been found lurking in the high, misty forests of Costa Rica. The Talamancan palm-pitviper (Bothriechis nubestris) was discovered through genetics. The snake, which lives in a remote, forested region of Central … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Weasels! New Zealand to Wipe Out Its Invasive Predators

The clock is ticking for the rats, possums and weasels that have invaded New Zealand over the past few hundred years. That’s because the country plans to eradicate these invasive predators that threaten its native species, and has set the … Continue reading

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Healthy clones: Dolly the sheep's heirs reach ripe old age

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine. Dolly, cloning’s poster … Continue reading

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Why 5 or More Hours of TV Daily Is Bad for You

Bad news for couch potatoes: Spending hours parked in front of the TV may increase the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, a new study from Japan finds. People in the study who watched TV for … Continue reading

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More Kids Consuming Pot by Accident in Colorado

The number of young kids in Colorado who accidentally consume marijuana has increased since buying the drug for recreational use became legal there in 2014, according to a new study. During 2009, before the recreational use of marijuana was legalized in Colorado, … Continue reading

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Juicy, Exotic, Decadent: Food Porn Is Actually Centuries Old

Chocolate cake that oozes fudge; a big, juicy burger dripping with cheese; or decadent sushi displayed oh-so-perfectly: If your social media feeds are overflowing with beautiful images of foods that make you salivate, you’re not alone. And in fact, that … Continue reading

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