While bans against whale hunting have greatly reduced the direct threat fishermen pose to the marine mammals, a new study points to a deadly indirect threat – potential entanglement in fishing...
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To dismember its prey, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex thrashed its massive head from side to side. T. rex’s smaller cousin, the Allosaurus, was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern day falcon.
The land and water resources of the US could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year, according to a new study from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
A new study claims earthquakes and volcanoes are responsible for the diverse nature of the ocean’s coral reefs. With this information, scientists are now becoming even more worried about global warming.
With beekeepers around the world still reporting a high rate of colony collapse, a new study from the University of Leeds comes as an encouraging sign for those worried about the level of bee biodiversity.
Approximately nine to five million years ago, a total of 14 crocodile species existed, with at least seven of these occupying the same area at the same time, according to a new study from an international team of researchers.
Surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations were sparked by rapid climate changes between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago – during what was the Middle Stone Age.
The Wildlife Conservation Society recently released a manual on protecting great apes in Central African forests.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded Paul Myers, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, nearly $5 million for his study of deep ocean exchanges of carbon dioxide.
Researchers from the University of Hawaii say they have predicted the abundance and distribution of coral around the island state by using a computer model.
Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.
Is “practice makes perfect” an age-old adage to live by or just thinking inside-the-box? According to a professor, endless hours spent trying to perfect a skill could be a waste of time.
We humans have often blamed ourselves for the extinction of the woolly mammoth, but a new study from a large team of international researchers has found evidence of a large meteorite breaking apart in the atmosphere about 13,000 years ago.
Based on experiments with Mexican salamanders, researchers have found that elements of a salamander’s immune system called macrophages play a key role in enabling the regenerative process.
The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg is preparing for the second leg of the Across America 2013 tour, which will see the zero-fuel HB-SIA airplane fly from Phoenix, Arizona to Dallas, Texas.
New research from the University of Arizona shows that bilingual individuals switch between two different ‘sound systems’ in their brain when alternating between languages.
While recognized in the scientific world for his contributions to the modern alternating current (AC) system of power delivery, Nikola Tesla is also highly regarded as a scientific showman – performing many electrical demonstrations in front of a live audience.
A new study led by the University of Bristol’s Stephan Lautenschlager, a postgraduate Geology researcher, has demonstrated how the brain and inner ear developed rapidly in young dinosaurs.
The Amazon rainforest is known as the lungs of the planet because it inhales carbon dioxide and exudes oxygen into the atmosphere. The plants of the forest use the carbon dioxide to promote leafy growth, which eventually falls to the ground and decomposes or washes away by the region’s plentiful rainfall.
A new study led by the University of Southampton, however, now shows that they have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that of bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object.
Researchers have been aware of slow earthquakes for only the past decade, but little has been understood about them. However, new tools may help explain what triggers these quakes.
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- The act or method of catching turtles; the business of a turtler.
- Any slow progression or build-up.
- in gaming, a defensive strategy of avoiding conflict, usually in a fixed position.
- Leo Tolstoy (1828 -1910)