Few places in the world are as aptly named as Lost Lake, a mysterious body of water located in the mountains of Oregon that completely vanishes once per year, disappearing through a hole in its...
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The story of the beautiful Bali starling is a cautionary tale for conservationists. It illustrates how calls for tougher laws to stop illegal trading in wildlife can backfire and actually make the situation worse.
May the 4th be with you, Star Wars fans. In addition to being beloved by sci-fi film fanatics the world over, Star Wars has helped inspire a plethora of scientific and technological advances over the years. This year has been no exception, so on this unofficial international Star Wars day, redOrbit takes a look back at our favorites.
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Peru’s Nazca Lines are not the work of a single group of people, but two separate groups that lived in different regions of the desert plateau and used the etched geoglyphs for pilgrimages to an ancient temple for religious rites, researchers claim in a new study.
If you have some studying to do, wait to exercise until right after. You'll retain the information better, according to a few new studies.
Hypnagogia is the twilight zone between being awake and being asleep. Often we cross this border quickly and without fuss, but other times the transition can provide an interesting end to the day… to say the least.
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The massive asteroid that crashed into the ocean near the coast of Mexico millions of years ago (and is believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs) was likely the catalyst for a series of worldwide volcanic eruptions contributed to the extinction event, new research claims.
Some of you may have seen an okapi in the zoo, however you may not know the unusual history of the animal, that for a while science wasn't sure existed. And when it's existence was confirmed, we weren't sure if it was giraffe, zebra, or living fossil.
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Determining if a prehistoric creature was a carnivore or a plant-eater isn’t as easy as comparing its skull shape and tooth patterns to modern animals with similar features, researchers from the American Museum of Natural History explain in a new PLOS One study.
They disappeared from Scotland around 400 years ago, hunted to extinction. But Scottish beavers are now back and thriving. The question is: Will they stay?
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