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What’s in Antarctica’s Blood Falls?

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett Caused by the leakage of iron-oxide brine, Blood Falls is a five-story tall Antarctic phenomenon that literally looks like a bleeding glacier. An international team of researchers recently tapped into the source of that…

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Chinese probe discovers nine distinct rock layers on moon

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck A radar sounder aboard China’s Yutu lunar lander has detected evidence of at least nine distinct layers of subsurface rock, indicating the moon is more complex than previously believed. Yutu (which is Chinese for…

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Doctors complete first-ever penis transplant

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Big news that will probably excite and arouse the attention of men everywhere: Doctors in South Africa have reportedly completed the world’s first successful penis transplant operation. According to The Verge, a team of…

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Anti-vaxxer bets $100k measles doesn’t exist, loses

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck A German biologist and anti-vaxxer who offered €100,000 ($106,300) to anyone who could prove that the disease was a virus has been ordered to pay a doctor who took him up on the offer.…

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Chinese oil corporation: Same climate forces at work 1.4 billion years ago

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett A new study, conducted by scientists at the China National Petroleum Corporation, has found that the same climate forces at work today were also around 1.4 billion years ago – suggesting that current warming…

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First photos of new Tongan island

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett Thanks to volcanic activity, a new island has risen out of the waters of the South Pacific. Just don't start making Spring Break plans to go there yet. Scientists are warning that the new…

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3,000 skeletons found at London train station construction site

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Approximately 3,000 skeletons, some dating back to the 1500s, have been discovered and are being excavated as part of the construction of a new train station being built near London. According to Discovery News,…

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Photos offer first-ever evidence of male tigers as family men

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett Male Amur tigers are generally thought to live a solitary existence; however, a new series of photographs released by the Wildlife Conservation Society has revealed a family of wild Amur tigers with an adult male with family.…

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Ancient African herders used ‘no fly zones’ to migrate south

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Experts have long believed that it was one little but dangerous insect, the tsetse fly, that halted the southward migration of ancient herders thousands of years ago. But new research published Monday in the…

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Alexander the Great-era coins, jewelry discovered in Israel

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck A cache of coins and jewelry dating back to the days of Alexander the Great has been discovered by spelunkers exploring a cave in northern Israel, officials there announced on Monday. The 2,300-year-old treasures…