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March 25, 2017

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March 25, 2017

Mar. 14, 2017 — A research team reports that fully grown Galapagos penguins who have fledged -- or left the nest -- continue to beg their parents for food. And sometimes, probably when the bounty of the sea is ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new study reveals some stunning estimates about how much the world's spiders eat annually: between 400 and 800 million tons of insects and other invertebrates. These eight-legged carnivores ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Fish on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga have evolved the ability to survive out of water and leap about on the rocky shoreline because this helps them escape predators in the ocean. The new ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Boaty McBoatface is joining ocean scientists on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth - known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) - and how they affect ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism's genetic material has now been swapped out for engineered replacements. Like ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — A small fly the size of a grain of rice could be the Top Gun of the fly world, with a remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, changing direction mid-flight if necessary before ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of meters off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Marauding across the forest floor, aggressive army ant colonies harbor hidden enemies in their ranks -- parasitic beetles. Through dramatic changes in body shape, behavior, and pheromone chemistry, ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — An ancient fish species with unusual scales and teeth from the Kuanti Formation in southern China may have evolved prior to the 'Age of Fish', according to a new ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals -- our nearest extinct relative -- has provided remarkable new insights into their behavior, diet and evolutionary history, including their use ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Scientists have captured new information about extreme waves, as one of the steepest ever recorded passed by the North Sea Ekofisk platforms in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 ... read more

Ancient Reptile Mystery Solved as Two Extinct Species Found to Be the Same

Mar. 8, 2017 — Ichthyosaurs, which are similar-shaped to dolphins and sharks, but are reptiles, swam the seas for millions of years during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. They were the first, large ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A new study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the limbs that first led our aquatic ancestors to make the leap from water to land. The researchers discovered that eyes nearly tripled in ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Spiders will live in groups if environmental conditions make it too difficult for single mothers to go it alone, new research ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Bumblebees have the ability to use 'smelly footprints' to make the distinction between their own scent, the scent of a relative and the scent of a stranger, scientists have ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Combining computational with experimental approaches, researchers identify 12 new materials with potential use in solar fuels ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century, scientists have discovered. In tests, rubber made with the new fillers ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — Researchers have found a way to mimic the way cells in living organisms 'talk' to the world around them by creating a world-first synthetic receptor which can respond to chemical signals ... read more

Mar. 3, 2017 — Researchers have developed a unique, 3-D manufacturing method that for the first time rapidly creates and precisely controls a material's architecture from the nanoscale to centimeters -- with ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — An algorithm designed for streaming video on a cellphone can unlock DNA's nearly full storage potential by squeezing more information into its four base nucleotides, say researchers. They ... read more

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