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Great White Rescued With Shark CPR

Great White Rescued With Shark CPR

This week’s dramatic rescue of a young male great white shark that stranded on a Cape Cod beach demonstrates an effective way to resuscitate a stressed shark, and reminds us that regular CPR could never work on these large predators. While the shark-saving technique should be left to experts, i

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Surprise! Infrared Camera Reveals Black Leopard's Hidden Spots

Surprise! Infrared Camera Reveals Black Leopard’s Hidden Spots

A leopard really can't change its spots — it can only conceal them. The black leopards of the Malaysian Peninsula may look like they have uniform dark coats, but hidden cameras with infrared light have revealed a surprise: The black cats sport the characteristic leopard spots within their dark-

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'Centipede from Hell' Found in World's Deepest Caves

‘Centipede from Hell’ Found in World’s Deepest Caves

Lurking in some of the world’s deepest caves is the aptly named Hades centipede, just discovered in Croatia. The centipede, whose name refers to the Greek god of the underworld, is a top predator in caves that are located nearly 4,700 feet beneath the Earth’s surface. “When I first saw t

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Rainbow of Fluorescent Corals Found

Rainbow of Fluorescent Corals Found

Deep beneath the waves of the Red Sea, scientists have discovered corals that fluoresce in a range of colors, likely because it helps their algae friends. Deep beneath the surface of the Red Sea, a rainbow of glowing corals have been discovered that's unlike anything scientists have ever seen."I w

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New Sesotho-named dinosaur from South Africa

New Sesotho-named dinosaur from South Africa

South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have discovered a new 200-million-year-old dinosaur from South Africa, and named it Sefapanosaurus, from the Sesotho word "sefapano." The researchers from South Africa's University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits Univ

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New Species of Human Ancestor Found in Ethiopia

New Species of Human Ancestor Found in Ethiopia

More than 3 million years ago, when “Lucy” was roaming the savannah of present-day Ethiopia, she may have encountered other two-legged apes not unlike her own species, Australopithecus afarensis—yet still just a wee bit strange.  Represented by jawbones from three individuals

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Chimps are sensitive to what is right and wrong

Chimps are sensitive to what is right and wrong

How a chimpanzee views a video of an infant chimp from another group being killed gives a sense of how human morality and social norms might have evolved. So says Claudia Rudolf von Rohr of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, lead author of a paper in Springer's journal Human Nature. It provide

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World Will Gain a Leap Second on Tuesday

World Will Gain a Leap Second on Tuesday

Leap seconds have caused widespread problems in the past—but there's a reason we keep adding them to the world's clocks. Time will stop on Tuesday, but only for a second. The world's timekeepers will be adding a sliver of time—a leap second—to our clocks.  Just as leap year

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Backpacks on Seabirds Hint at Their Navigation Secret

Backpacks on Seabirds Hint at Their Navigation Secret

Shearwaters navigate the open ocean based on their memories of smells that waft in from different directions, a new study suggests. The nose knows—smells point many an animal in the right direction. But for birds, the roles that smells may or may not play in navigation has long been up in th

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Invasive Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found

Invasive Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found

But fish’s testicle-eating reputation is a myth, scientists say. A relative of the piranhas with a mythical taste for human flesh was found in a New Jersey lake this weekend, setting off fears about the spread of invasive species. The fish, thought to be a South American pacu, is known for its

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