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New dinosaur species named in honor of Ghostbusters monster

A newly-identified species of ankylosaur sporting a horned face and a spiked, club-like tail has been named in honor of Zuul, the monstrous demigod featured in the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, according to new research published this week in the journal…

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Want to buy a meteorite? Check out this awesome online auction

A meteorite comprised of the oldest matter that mankind can touch, and a fragment from a space rock responsible for one of only two extraterrestrial impacts into a person are among the most unusual items currently available during a unique…

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Swearing can make you stronger in the gym, study finds

If you’re a member of a gym or fitness club, odds are that letting loose with a few F-bombs in the middle of a workout is highly frowned upon, but new research suggests that doing so may actually improve your…

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Crazy eye-dwelling parasite hijacks fish brain, is terrifying

A bizarre parasite that lived in the eyeballs of fish protect their hosts while they are young, but alter their behavior in an attempt to intentionally get them eaten by birds, according to research published online earlier this week by…

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Scientists finally have an explanation for the global warming ‘hiatus’

While scientists are in near-universal agreement that climate change is a thing and that humans played a significant role in causing it to happen, there is one area that has caused some confusion and fueled climate skeptics – the so-called…

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‘Unprecedented’ series of killer whale attacks filmed in California

A group of orcas was caught on video killing a gray whale calf last Friday – the latest fatality in what experts are calling an “unprecedented” series of attacks which were led by a group of nine related killer whales…

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New study: Humans reached America 100,000 years earlier than we thought

New research published online this week in the journal Nature is claiming that the first humans found their way to the Americas far earlier than previously believed –  more than 100,000 years earlier, to be precise – but not everyone…

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This caterpillar could be the key to biodegradable plastic

A species of caterpillar that typically consumes honey and the wax from beehives may be the answer to the growing problem of plastic waste, as new research has revealed that it can easily devour a commonly used type of the…

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March for Science to take place this weekend

This weekend, researchers and the scientifically-minded will converge on Washington DC and more than 450 locations around the world to show their support for the important work done by those in fields such as biology, ecology, astrophysics, epidemiology and nanotechnology.…

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Naked mole-rats just keep getting weirder and weirder

Naked mole-rats are probably the weirdest and most wonderful animals in the world - and now it has been discovered they often behave more like plants than animals. Why are naked mole-rats weird and wonderful? Take the name, for starters.…