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New Potentially Deadly Jellyfish Baffles Scientists
Scientists don't know why a species of jellyfish, usually about the size of a fingernail, are now showing up the length of a human arm, filled with toxic venom. The Weather Channel's Matt Sampson reports.
Burned Birds: The Latest Casualties of the Energy Quest
The search for more energy almost always causes some form of environmental harm, even through technologies considered green and clean.
Behold Quantum Dots! Tiny Particles May Change Medicine
Quantum dots are small particles that can function in hard-to reach environments. Until recently, they were too toxic to use in the human body, but a researcher in Israel might have found a solution.
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'Beam Me to Mars' Lets You Send Message to Red Planet
You may never set foot on Mars, but your words and pictures could land there later this year.
Rocket Carrying Powerful HD Satellite Blasts Off
A rocket carrying China's most advanced HD observation satellite departs Taiyaun Tuesday. The satellite is capable of seeing a 3-foot-long object in full color.
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Man-Made Earthquakes Feel Less Intense: Study
People who experience man-made quakes report shaking that's about 0.8-magnitude less than recorded on seismographs.
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Astronaut's Photo Shows Earth's Glorious 'Airglow'
Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted a photo Monday morning that may be the most dramatic ever capture of the phenomenon known as "airglow."
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Three Years of Slaughter: 100,000 Elephants Poached
A new study used on-the-ground data and modeling to measure the scope of the poaching that is decimating Africa's elephants.
Real Chompers! Jesus Statue Has Real Human Teeth
A Jesus statue that has lived an unassuming life in a small town in Mexico for the last 300 years has been hiding a strange secret: real human teeth.
Russian Cosmonaut Tosses Tiny Satellite Into Space
A Russian cosmonaut threw a tiny satellite into the vacuum of space during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
'Streamers': Feds Say Solar Plant Fries Flying Birds
Federal wildlife investigators want to halt construction of a larger plant until the full extent of the deaths in California is known.
Russian Cosmonaut Launches Satellite During Spacewalk
Russian cosmonaut, Oleg Artemyev, deploys a Peruvian satellite from outside the International Space Station during a six-hour spacewalk.
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Richard III Ate and Drank Like, Well, a King: Study
Wine flowed at King Richard's table, and plates of game birds and fresh fish were plentiful, according to an analysis of his teeth and bones.
Arnar Thorisson / AP file
Not Again: Iceland Warns of Volcano Eruption Risk
Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to the fourth level on a five-grade scale.
Billion-Dollar Battle: Who Will NASA Launch Into Space?
NASA is getting ready for a multibillion-dollar run toward the goal of sending American astronauts into orbit on U.S.-built spaceships.
Keith A. Ellenbogen / AP, file
Shark Attack in a Lake? Very Rare, But It Happens
The idea of a shark attacking someone in the ocean is scary enough, but this week, a 7-year-old boy was bitten in a Lousiana lake.
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Hello Kitty Is in Space and Wants Your Messages
Japan's lovable feline toy is now a cat-stronaut, orbiting the Earth in a small satellite.
'Garbage Patch' in Pacific Grows to Hundreds of Miles
Researchers have returned to a cluster of debris in the Pacific Ocean known at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and have found it's bigger than ever.
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Heavier Rainfall? It's Not Just Your Imagination
It doesn’t take much warming to have a significant impact on rain storms. For every one degree of temperature rise, the atmosphere can hold 7 percent more evaporated moisture, say scientists. Produced by weather.com.
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SeaWorld Announces New Killer Whale Environment
The theme park announced a new 10-million gallon killer whale environment after its stock price dove 33 percent earlier in the week.
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Mock Space Shuttle Independence Gets a Lift
It's all part of Space Center Houston's plans for a $12 million attraction with the orbiter and aircraft stack as its unique centerpiece.
You Can Help Scientists Sort Out NASA's Night Lights
A new crowdsourcing project calls on citizen scientists to identify locations shown in nighttime pictures taken from the International Space Station.
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Swarm of Robots, Assemble! Harvard Kilobots Shape Up
At Harvard, a swarm of more than 1,000 Kilobots were programmed to self-organize into complicated shapes.
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What's Melting the Glaciers? You Are, Study Says
For the first time, data show that recent observed glacial melt can be attributed to human activity, according to a new study published in Science.
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