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Scientists: Pythons have 'homing' ability

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March 18, 2014
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Researchers hoping to fight the spread of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades made a surprise finding: pythons have a homing sense and will return to their place of capture. (March 18) Video provided by AP


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Russia Finds Large Meteorite Fragment

Russia Finds Large Meteorite Fragment

Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 27, 2013) — Russian scientists have found the largest fragment of the meteorite which exploded in central Russia on Feb. 15. Scientists say more than 50 pieces of the meteor have been found.
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What's Killing Canadian Honeybees?

What's Killing Canadian Honeybees?

CBC (July 3, 2013) — Over the past decade, beekeepers, farmers and scientists have been tracking the collapse of honeybee colonies. Some scientists and insecticide companies suggest the bees are being overrun by an infestation of mites, while other observers say seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticide -- or "neonics" -- are to blame.
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Giant Oarfish Beachings Raise Earthquake Myth Speculation

Giant Oarfish Beachings Raise Earthquake Myth Speculation

Buzz60 (Oct. 23, 2013) — Two monster oarfish have recently washed up on a beach in California, and now some scientists are speculating that an ancient myth about the giant fish predictingearthquakes could be true. As Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports, the centuries-old Japanese myth is being debunked by other scientists.
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