Odd Creatures: Earth & Climate
May 28, 2016

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More Odd Creatures: Earth & Climate
May 28, 2016

Mar. 31, 2016 — Two astronomers suggest humanity could use lasers to conceal the Earth from searches by advanced extraterrestrial ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments. But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — The legend of St. Patrick banishing snakes from the emerald isle some 1,500 years ago is indelibly etched in folklore -- even if science suggests snakes were unlikely to have colonized the country ... read more

First Successful Extraction of Ancient DNA from a Southern African Mummy

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers have presented one of the first CT scans of a mummified individual from southern Africa, and also completed the first successful ancient DNA extraction from such ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Cornell researchers have quantified what makes the New Caledonian crow's beak different and how it got that way. Their findings were published March 9, 2016 in the journal Scientific ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Most modern bacteria descended from ancestors who could convert the Sun's energy to fuel more than 3.5 billion years ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — The circular, barren patches of land, forming a highly regular pattern over the dry grassland of Namibia, were thought to be the only ones of their kind anywhere in the world. But a new study shows ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Spiders are known to be the classic example of insectivorous predators. Zoologists have now been able to show that their diet is more diverse than expected. Their findings show that spiders like to ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — For what may be the first time, NOAA and partner scientists eavesdropped on the deepest part of the world's ocean and instead of finding a sea of silence, discovered a cacophony of sounds both ... read more

Plankton Feces Could Move Plastic Pollution to the Ocean Depths

Feb. 29, 2016 — Plastic waste could find its way deep into the ocean through the feces of plankton, new research ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Posing a significant threat to the native biodiversity in Japan, specifically that of threatened aquatic insects, some alien fishes, such as the bluegill, have become the reason for strict ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — An unidentified fossilised bone in a museum has revealed the size of a fearsome abelisaur and may have solved a hundred-year old ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or smartphone, or even on a sheet of paper or a helium ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — A new article speaks to a growing sustainability movement to capture energy from existing waste to make treatment facilities more ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — Greenland experienced several abrupt and brutal climate changes during the last ice age. But even during the coldest periods a blob of warm surface water existed ... read more

Florida's Monkey River

Feb. 19, 2016 — A colony of feral rhesus macaques calls the banks of the Silver River in Silver Springs State Park in central Florida its home. The monkeys are part of a larger feral population living throughout the ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Catch shares, a form of 'rights-based' fisheries management adopted for several fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, may put an end to the kind of daring exploits chronicled in the Deadliest ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — For two decades it was thought that most near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets that may pose a hazard to life on Earth -- end their existence in a dramatic final plunge into the Sun. A ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — They live several kilometers under the surface of the earth, need no light or oxygen and can only be seen in a microscope. By sequencing genomes of a newly discovered group of microbes, the ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — Hundreds of webcams recorded the historic event: In 2013 February 15, the approach of asteroid (367943) Duende to our planet was being closely monitored by both the public and the scientific ... read more

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