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  • Scientists Reveal Biomechanics of How Marine Snail Larvae Swim

    December 19, 2013 2:53 PM 18

    Scientists have recently discovered the biomechanics behind how Marine snail larvae swim. This is particularly important as the larvae's swim patterns hold a key behavior that determines their dispersal and ultimately, their survival. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Stony Brook University grew Atlantic limpet larvae

  • Concern over Climate Change

    December 19, 2013 8:17 AM 38

    Global warming and change in climatic conditions have been an issue from past many years across the globe. It is basically caused by an increase in level of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other harmful gases in the atmosphere. Humans are always held responsible for the cause of global warming and thus causing change in climatic conditions. According

  • Bird Notes | Pawleys Island plans Christmas Bird Count

    December 19, 2013 2:57 AM 16

    This year marks the 114th edition of the annual event which seeks to identify and count numbers of birds of various species and where they’re located during the winter throughout North America. From Dec. 14 through Jan. 5, birders across the continent will assemble to count in specified areas located within discrete 15-mile diameter circles. The first

  • How Canadian scientists used a mist of alcohol to develop a new pheromone-inspired way to send text messages

    December 19, 2013 2:41 AM 27

    Using a mist of alcohol and a desk fan, Canadian scientists have transmitted what they call a revolutionary new kind of text message, encoded in chemicals instead of the usual electrical current or radio waves. Their tabletop device heralds a new age of “molecular communication,” they claim, inspired by the use of pheromones by living creatures, such as dogs marking

  • Outdoor rink enthusiasts pitch in on research project

    December 18, 2013 10:22 PM 19

    That’s what members of an Ontario research team discovered last winter when they asked Canadian outdoor skating-rink enthusiasts for help with their climate-change research project. More than 1,000 people — including 60 in the Montreal area — reported the skating conditions at their outdoor rinks to Rinkwatch.org, a research project based at Wilfrid

  • Fleshy Comb was Present on the Head of Duck-Billed Dinosaurs, Confirm Researchers for the First Time

    December 17, 2013 9:00 AM 14

    Researchers have revealed that the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosauraus regalis had a fleshy comb on their heads. This has been reported for the first time ever by scientists. They said that the fleshy comb of the dinosaur was most similar to the rooster's red crest. Researchers reached at those conclusions after studying the specimen mummified specimen

  • Canadian scientists discover new carnivorous dinosaur species Acheroraptor Temertyorum that lived about 66 million years ago

    December 17, 2013 2:50 AM 15

    Canadian scientists announced their discovery of a new carnivorous species of dinosaur Monday. The dinosaur, called Acheroraptor Temertyorum, was a close cousin of the Velociraptor, they say. A research team led by David Evans, curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Royal Ontario Museum, discovered the species based on new fossils from the Hell Creek

  • Tonight’s “Cold” full moon is 2013′s last and smallest

    December 16, 2013 11:39 PM 23

    In between breaks in the clouds this evening, if you can, sneak a quick peak at tonight’s full moon, the last of 2013. It will rise at 4:35 p.m., reaches fullness at 4:28 a.m. (although by then it may be too cloudy to see), and sets at 7:16 a.m. EST. The ultimate full moon of 2013 has been named the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon, and the Moon Before

  • Swift satellite catches 100,000 new cosmic X-ray sources

    December 16, 2013 5:21 PM 33

    An international team led from the University of Leicester has published a major list of celestial X-ray sources in the Astrophysical Journal. The result of many years work, this list of over 150,000 high-energy stars and galaxies will be a vital resource for future astronomical studies. Using the X-ray telescope on board the US/UK/Italian Swift satellite

  • Christmas Bird Count Underway In Illinois

    December 16, 2013 5:04 PM 11

    If the weather allows, wildlife biologist Kelly McKay, from Hampton, Illinois, will spend 23 days in "field counts" across northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa. "Things like robins and waxwings and yellow-bellied sapsuckers. These are all semi-hardy birds that when you get really harsh weather it tends to push them out, or they don't survive it," McKay