Odd Creatures: Earth & Climate
April 28, 2016

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More Odd Creatures: Earth & Climate
April 28, 2016

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

Feb. 12, 2016 — New research confirms there really was a giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horse's wandering about in the winter twilight of the high Arctic some 53 million years ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Swedish researchers have produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fiber -- a lightweight and renewable alternative to metals and other ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Seismologists studying a massive crack in the ground that appeared north of Menominee, Michigan in 2010 now think they know what the unusual feature might ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have shown that chimpanzees infected with toxoplasmosis are attracted by the urine of their natural predators, leopards, but not by urine from other large felines. The study suggests that ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — Forty years of mountaintop coal mining have made parts of Central Appalachia 60 percent flatter than they were before excavation, researchers say. This study, which compares pre- and post-mining ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — An international team of scientists -- recently returned from a 47-day research expedition to the mid-Atlantic -- have collected an unprecedented sequence of rock samples from the shallow mantle of ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — Satellite data shows that the moon's gravity puts a slight damper on rainfall on ... read more

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