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U.S. East Coast Shark Populations on the Rise

U.S. East Coast Shark Populations on the Rise

Things are looking up for U.S. East Coast shark populations, with a new count of the fish coming in at a historic high. In a survey just concluded by researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NFSC), 2,835 sharks, across 13 species,

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New 'missing link' species of dolphin reveals how the animal moved from seas to rivers

New ‘missing link’ species of dolphin reveals how the animal moved from seas to rivers

Researchers at the Smithsonian have identified an extinct genus and species of river dolphin that navigated ancient Earth's deltas some six million years ago. Researchers say the new species highlights the early evolution of river dolphins, marking a transition between saltwater and freshwater livi

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Dog Runs For First Time In His Life

Dog Runs For First Time In His Life

Some might say Derby the dog is disabled, but clearly they haven't seen him in action. "He has always been the happiest dog I know," Derby's adopted human, Sherry Portanova, tells The Dodo. But before he met Sherry, things weren't so bright for him. Derby was born with underdeveloped front lim

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New bird species discovered in China

New bird species discovered in China

The Sichuan bush warbler was discovered after its insect-like song attracted the notice of researchers. 19 years on, it has finally been relocated and confirmed as a new speciesA new bird species has been discovered in central China by an international team of scientists. This shy brown bird, named

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New species of ancient human Homo naledi discovered

New species of ancient human Homo naledi discovered

Bones found in South African cave are Homo naledi, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human rela

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Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

Meislin started a study abroad program for outstanding teens of modest means

Dezarae Mustain is waiting for her flight to Spain with big-eyed excitement. Before her flight to New York the day before, she had never been on a plane. In fact, she had never even driven very far from her hometown in sparsely populated Wyoming. Now she’s heading “clear across to the other s

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The ‘floating spoon’ on Mars

The ‘floating spoon’ on Mars

The images sent back from Nasa’s Mars Curiosity rover often contain strange rock formation. In these rocks, the world has spotted everything from pyramids, coffins, iguanas and even Obama’s head. Now one group claims they have seen a ‘floating spoon’ on Mars captured by Curiosity’s Mastc

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Missing link' in the evolution of lizards found

Missing link’ in the evolution of lizards found

A new species of lizard that roamed southern Brazil eighty million years ago could be a 'missing link' in evolution of reptiles in South America. The ancient iguana, named Gueragama sulamericana, may have been one of the first members of the Iguania group of reptiles to live in the New World during

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Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's a SUPER DRONE!

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a SUPER DRONE!

Love them of loathe them, drones are invading our skies. Now a British inventor has created a ‘super drone’ with 54 propellers, which is enough to keep a human airborne. The machine, dubbed ‘The Swarm’, can only remain in the air for 10 minutes on a single battery charge and seems to climb

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Mysterious Spider With Blood-Red Fangs Found

Mysterious Spider With Blood-Red Fangs Found

Until Mark Wong recently flipped over a rock in Tallaganda State Forest in New South Wales, Australia, it had been just another day of looking at spiders. Then, the ecologist spotted the burrow of Atrax sutherlandi, a funnel-web spider. “I began poking at it with a stick, and I was amaz

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