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In this week’s (duh) installment of This Week in Obvious Science, we discover that babies have feelings, alcohol is a contributing factor to alcohol-related ailments, why (possibly) weather forecasts aren’t always accurate, and that money is a great incentive to get pregnant women to quit smoking.
A fishing crew in Australia had a surprise guest in their catch recently, after snaring a rarely seen shark with 300 teeth and a terrifying, pre-historic appearance that was enough to make even Australian fisherman go all sissy.
Be quiet in the ocean; whales can hear you. Scientists have discovered that baleen whales can hear through their very bones, and this discovery could be a massive help in whale conservation efforts.
Excavating Blackbeard’s flagship vessel, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, archaeologists have uncovered a large amount of medical supplies, indicating that the famous pirate worked hard to keep his crew in good health.
Scientists have been able to capture scientific data on the endangered Saharan cheetah for the first time, and they also were able to collect rare images of the cheetah in its natural habitat.
Using fossilized bone remains from China, palaeontologists from the University of Alberta (UA) in Canada have identified a new species of a long-necked, "dragon" dinosaur they're calling Qijianglong guokr.
When two kids get into a verbal sparring match on the playground, they often taunt each other about how tough their respective dads are, but when it comes to chimps, new research indicates that success in a fight tends to be more dependent upon the moms.
A skull from that “Out of Africa” era was recently discovered in Israel and it appears to be the earliest known evidence of that emigration, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The skull, dated to around 55,000 years ago, was found in the Manot Cave, located in Northern Israel.
The decline of the Rapa Nui culture predated the arrival of Europeans on Easter Island in 1722, indicating those explorers were not the catalyst that led to their demise, according to new research appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In a feat once deemed impossible, researchers at the University of California at Irvine have figured out how to reverse the tangling of proteins that occurs when egg whites are boiled.
Among violent offenders, psychopaths have the highest rate of recidivism, and a new study has found a potential reason for this: the brain of a psychopath may not be wired to understand punishment.
Researchers have found an underground Mayan water shrine complete with human remains, and it gives us an idea of their weather patterns.
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes that are at least 140 million years old reveal that the serpents have been slithering around the Earth for far longer than experts had realized, according to new research published online Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.
To put it plainly: human activity makes life difficult for polar bears. Climate change is destroying their habitat and dictating their diet. And now, as it turns out, we're also hurting their penises.
Phase 3 of the UK's rat-killing expedition in South Georgia to protect local wildlife is about to commence.
In the struggle to survive against big meat-eating dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex, some smaller dinosaurs evolved the ability to sprint, while others developed long-distance running abilities.
On Sunday, President Barack Obama called for the new Republican-led Congress to create what would be the biggest protected wilderness area in United States history along Alaska’s coast.
A tiny camera is attached to a hawk's head and it records how its prey narrowly escapes.
In this three-part series, University of Alberta geophysicist Martyn Unsworth records his expedition to Antarctica's volcanic Mount Erebus, and how it's rifting apart the continent.
A new exhibition in London focuses on Winston Churchill's wartime scientific discoveries that aided in WWII.
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