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Penguin Feather-Loss Disease Found in Antarctic
A rare disorder that causes penguins to lose their feathers has turned up in Antarctica for the first time.
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.
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.
'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.
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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.
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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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Ancient Flying Reptile Had 'Butterfly'-Like Head
An ancient flying reptile with a bizarre, butterflylike head has been unearthed in Brazil.
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Dolphins and Whales Squeal With Joy, Scientists Say
Almost like giggling children, dolphins and whales squeal with delight when they get a fishy treat, a new study finds.
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Sinkhole Swallows Car Outside Tanning Salon
A woman was hospitalized on Tuesday after her car fell into a sinkhole in Pittsburgh.
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Sweden Mourns Death of World's Oldest European Eel
Fisheries experts in Sweden plan to examine the head of Ale the eel to try to determine whether it did indeed live to the ripe old age of 155.
Walking Bear in Viral Video Is Real, Say Experts
It turns out that footage of a bear walking upright on its hind legs in New Jersey is probably real.
Are Siberian Holes the Result of Climate Change?
It seems we have a scary answer for why Siberia is turning into Swiss cheese.
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Glow-in-the-Dark Sharks Have Special Eyes to See
In the deep ocean, strange glowing sharks have evolved eyes that are adapted to see complex patterns of light in the dark.
Bloom et al. / Journal of Arachnology
Eyeless Spiders Come to Light in Dominican Cave
Eyeless spiders don't sound like things you'd want to seek out, but finding two new species a Dominican Republic cave is something to celebrate.
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Spooky! Rosetta Probe Spots 'the Face on the Comet'
A new photo from the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has captured what appears to be a face on a comet in deep space.
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Happiness Equation Solved: Lower Your Expectations
The key to happiness could be not expecting too much — at least, that is the lesson from a new study.
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Super Sonar: Scientists Recreate Sounds From Nearby Vibrations
Here's something James Bond wishes he'd had once or twice. Researchers reconstructed sounds just by watching a nearby shaking leaf or bag.
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Why Do We Love Personality Quizzes?
Yes, there are reasons why you care which Disney character you are. Researchers explain why we love personality tests.
Les Bossinas / NASA file
NASA Test Gives a Boost to 'Impossible' Space Engine
NASA researchers have reported fresh evidence that an "impossible" space propulsion technology might actually work.
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Rare Whale Fossil Excavated from SoCal Man's Backyard
A rare whale fossil discovered more than thirty years ago has finally been lifted out of a SoCal resident's backyard.
Celestis Sends Your Dead Pets Into Space
Want to say goodbye to your pet in style? Blast it into space on a rocket.
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Millions of 'Sailor' Creatures Invade Beaches
Millions of glassy purple, jellyfish-like sea creatures that look like sailboats have been washing ashore from Oregon to California:
Cell, Yang et al / AP
See-through Mice Could Be Boon for Medical Research
Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.
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Germans Flock to Mysterious Crop Circle
Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer's wheat field to check out ornate design.
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