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

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

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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Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Immunohistochemistry Testing Comparable To, If Not Better Than, Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization Testing

Oct. 23, 2014 Sixteen institutions across Europe collaborated together to show for the first time that a semi-quantitative anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein expression test, immunohistochemistry, is reliable ... full story
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Highest Altitude Archaeological Sites in the World Explored in the Peruvian Andes: Survival in Extreme Environments

Oct. 23, 2014 Research conducted at the highest-altitude Pleistocene archaeological sites yet identified in the world sheds new light on the capacity of humans to survive in extreme environments. The findings were ... full story
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Helping Sweet Cherries Survive the Long Haul

Oct. 23, 2014 Research into the effectiveness of hydrocooling of sweet cherries at commercial packing houses determined the need for post-packing cooling. Analyses determined that core temperatures achieved by ... full story
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Gene That Once Aided Survival in Arctic Found to Have Negative Impact on Health Today

Oct. 23, 2014 In individuals living in the Arctic, researchers have discovered a genetic variant that arose thousands of years ago and likely provided an evolutionary advantage for processing high-fat diets or for ... full story
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Sea Turtles' First Days of Life: Sprint and Ride Towards Safety

Oct. 23, 2014 With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists followed the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings. According to the study, local oceanic conditions are believed to drive the evolution of ... full story
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Hippos-Sussita Excavation: Silent Evidence of the Earthquake of 363 CE

Oct. 23, 2014 Silent evidence of a large earthquake in 363 CE -- the skeleton of a woman with a dove-shaped pendant -- was discovered under the tiles of a collapsed roof by archeologists from the University of ... full story
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Recent Space Debris Threat Warded Off

Oct. 23, 2014 Space debris, also known as 'space junk,' is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership ... full story
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Chamber of Secrets: Cell Organization Influences Ability to Communicate

Oct. 23, 2014 Cells can huddle to communicate within a restricted group, scientists have found. The study is the first demonstration that the way cells organize themselves influences their ability to communicate. ... full story
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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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