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Fish Fossil Shows First-Ever Sex Was Done Side By Side

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Newsy (Oct. 19, 2014) A 380-million-year-old fish may be the first creature to have copulative sex - and it was side by side with arms linked, like square dancers. Video provided by Newsy
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Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Might Have A Hidden Ocean

Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Might Have A Hidden Ocean

Newsy (Oct. 17, 2014) The smallest of Saturn's main moons, Mimas, wobbles as it orbits. Research reveals it might be due to a global ocean underneath its icy surface. Video provided by Newsy
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Raw: Dead Whale Washes Ashore on Long Island

Raw: Dead Whale Washes Ashore on Long Island

AP (Oct. 10, 2014) Authorities are investigating the death of 58-foot finback whale that washed ashore on an eastern Long Island beach. (Oct. 10) Video provided by AP
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Tourists Bury Themselves in Moroccan Sands for Wellness

Tourists Bury Themselves in Moroccan Sands for Wellness

AFP (Oct. 10, 2014) The formerly nomadic tribesmen have for years been running hotels and restaurants in Merzouga, a key stop on the Moroccan tourist trail on the edge of a sea of sand dunes. Duration: 02:21 Video provided by AFP
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Seaweed Menace May Yield New Medicines

Oct. 22, 2014 An invasive seaweed clogging up British coasts could be a blessing in disguise. British scientists have won a cash award to turn it into valuable compounds which can lead to new, life-saving ... full story
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New Feather Findings Get Scientists in a Flap

Oct. 21, 2014 Scientists have revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, much like carbon fiber, which allows the feather to bend and twist to cope with the stresses of ... full story
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Let There Be Light: Evolution of Complex Bioluminescent Traits May Be Predictable

Oct. 21, 2014 A longstanding question among scientists is whether evolution is predictable. A team of researchers from University of California Santa Barbara may have found a preliminary answer. The genetic ... full story
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Two Vessels from WWII Convoy Battle Off North Carolina Discovered: German U-Boat 576 and Freighter Bluefields Found Within 240 Yards

Oct. 21, 2014 Scientists have discovered two significant vessels from World War II's Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast ... full story
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Rising Above the Risk: America's First Tsunami Refuge

Oct. 21, 2014 Washington's coast is so close to the seismically active Cascadia Subduction Zone that if a megathrust earthquake were to occur, a tsunami would hit the Washington shoreline in just 25 minutes. ... full story
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'Shrinking Goats' Another Indicator That Climate Change Affects Animal Size

Oct. 21, 2014 Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research. In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal ... full story
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BOFFFFs (Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish) Sustain Fisheries

Oct. 21, 2014 A new compilation of research from around the world now shows that big, old, fat, fertile, female fish -- known as BOFFFFs to scientists -- are essential for ensuring that fishery stocks remain ... full story
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Ocean's Living Carbon Pumps: When Viruses Attack Giant Algal Blooms, Global Carbon Cycles Are Affected

Oct. 21, 2014 By some estimates, almost half of the world's organic carbon is fixed by marine organisms called phytoplankton -- single-celled photosynthetic organisms that account for less than one percent of ... full story
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Tarantula Venom Illuminates Electrical Activity in Live Cells

Oct. 21, 2014 A cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound has been developed to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. This is the first time ... full story
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New Methods to Calculate Risk of Floods

Oct. 21, 2014 New methods to more accurately estimate long-term flood risk are being devised by researchers. The researchers are examining the possible causes of floods and how they interact with each other. This ... full story
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Built-in Billboards: Male Bluefin Killifish Signal Different Things With Different Fins

Oct. 20, 2014 They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish's social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei), each colorful fin ... full story
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Pharmaceuticals and the Water-Fish-Osprey Food Web

Oct. 20, 2014 Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, a recent study finds. These findings represent the first ... full story
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Fish Tale: New Study Evaluates Antibiotic Content in Farm-Raised Fish

Oct. 20, 2014 Antibiotic use in the rapidly expanding world of global aquaculture has been examined in a new study. Results of the research evaluated the presence of antibiotics in shrimp, salmon, catfish, trout, ... full story
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Children Who Drink Non-Cow's Milk Are Twice as Likely to Have Low Vitamin D

Oct. 20, 2014 Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a new ... full story
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Heavy Metal Frost? A New Look at a Venusian Mystery

Oct. 20, 2014 Venus is hiding something beneath its brilliant shroud of clouds: a first order mystery about the planet that researchers may be a little closer to solving because of a new re-analysis of ... full story
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Massive Debris Pile Reveals Risk of Huge Tsunamis in Hawaii

Oct. 20, 2014 A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands provides evidence that at least one mammoth tsunami, larger than any in Hawaii's recorded history, has struck the ... full story
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Fish Just Want to Have Fun, According to a New Study That Finds Even Fish 'Play'

Oct. 20, 2014 Biologists have documented fish playing with a bottom-weighted thermometer and other objects. Play, like much of animals' psychology including emotions, motivations, perceptions and intellect, ... full story
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Facetless Crystals That Mimic Starfish Shells Could Advance 3-D-Printing Pills

Oct. 20, 2014 In a design that mimics a hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells, engineers have made rounded crystals that have no ... full story
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Breathing Sand: New Measurement Technique Detects Oxygen Supply to Bottom of North Sea

Oct. 20, 2014 New analytical methods show for the first time, how the permeable, sandy sediment at the bottom of the North Sea is supplied with oxygen and which factors determine the exchange. Based on the ... full story
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Earthquakes in the Ocean: Towards a Better Understanding of Their Precursors

Oct. 20, 2014 New research offers the first theoretical model that, based on fluid-related processes, explains the seismic precursors of an underwater earthquake. Using quantitative measurements, this innovative ... full story
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