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Mysterious Ocean Quack Revealed to Be From Whales in Antarctica

Mysterious Ocean Quack Revealed to Be From Whales in Antarctica

For decades, scientists have been baffled by a mysterious sound resonating through the ocean. The sound is said to resemble a quack, thus earning it the nickname “bio-duck.” However, researchers have finally revealed its source as coming from whales that spend a lot of time in the region of Antarctica. Acoustic recorders have found that […]

U.S. Farms Hit Hard With Disastrous Pig Disease

U.S. Farms Hit Hard With Disastrous Pig Disease

Farms that have been hit with the disastrous pig disease known as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, must begin reporting any outbreaks as part of a new program which will aid in monitoring and perhaps start to control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced at the end of last week. The […]

Puppy Feet! Paw Prints Discovered on Ancient Tiles

Puppy Feet! Paw Prints Discovered on Ancient Tiles

It seems that for about as long as there have been opportunities to do so, mischief makers have been attempting to immortalize their appendages or names in the drying material of someone else’s workspace for others to see. This well documented phenomenon is just as evident with the recent discovery of puppy paw prints on Roman […]

Penis Wielding Female Insects Discovered

Penis Wielding Female Insects Discovered

A new species of cave-dwelling insect has been discovered in Brazil, and it has some unusual mating habits. Scientists discovered that female Neotrogla curvata insects wield penises, which they use to penetrate the genital chambers of the males of the species. It is a spectacular example of role reversal, a colorful evolutionary phenomenon that shows […]

Global Warming: Backpack Captures Cow Farts

Global Warming: Backpack Captures Cow Farts

A bovine backpack has been created at Argentina’s National Institute of Agricultural Technology (NIAT) that can trap the methane gas, a gas reported to contribute to global warming, in cow farts and belches so that it can be converted to energy. The experiment, which is only in the proof-of-concept stage, captures and stores flatulence from […]

Butterflies Trick Ants to Devour Young and Be Served as Queens

Butterflies Trick Ants to Devour Young and Be Served as Queens

New studies suggest that different butterfly species utilize sound to hide from ants so that they can devour young ant pupa or trick the ant workers into serving them like queens. Research into the mechanism by which butterflies can trick ants into giving them queen-like treatment or into becoming easily-devoured prey raises questions about how […]

Neil Shubin Wants to Bring out the Animal in You

Neil Shubin Wants to Bring out the Animal in You

If you enjoy playing basketball, texting with your friends, or any other activity that requires the use of your fingers, you may just have a particular ancient ancestor to thank. And Neil Shubin, a mild-mannered paleontologist, wants to show you who that is by bringing out all the animals hidden deep in your evolutionary past. […]

Endangered Species Act Protects and Conserves

Endangered Species Act Protects and Conserves

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been around for almost 40 years, protecting and conserving our country’s wildlife. Research teams are constantly surveying the animal kingdom to check in with our neighbors, and make sure they are thriving in our shadows. In Texas scientists are looking at crayfish. In Pierce and Thurston counties they track […]

Baby Geep Born in Ireland: Rare Cross Between Goat and Sheep

Baby Geep Born in Ireland: Rare Cross Between Goat and Sheep

What happens when a romantic goat gets in with the lady sheep? An Irish farmer found out the answer five months later with the birth of a baby geep, a rare cross between a female sheep and a male goat. Mating between goats and sheep is not unheard of, but live offspring from the unions […]

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