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Pigs caught on video using tools for the first time

Scientists knew swine were smart, but had never seen this skill

Nov 30, 2021 by Science.org
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The Mystery behind the 18 Giant Skeletons found in the USA Science & Medicine Blogs · Nov 22, 2021 by Archaeology World Team

18 Strange Skeletons Found in Wisconsin Nine-foot Skeletons with Huge Heads and Strange Facial Features Shocked Scientists When They Were Uncovered 107 Year Ago Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912.


Mysterious radio waves are radiating from an unknown object at the heart of the Milky Way, astronomers say Science & Medicine Blogs · Nov 13, 2021 by Business Insider

Astronomers detected mysterious radio waves from the center of the galaxy that vary dramatically and seem to shut off at random. The waves' origin is unknown, so they hint at the existence of a new type of celestial object. The signal doesn't look like the kind that comes from stars, planets, or even dead stars.


Discovery of metal-breathing bacteria can change electronics Science & Medicine Blogs · Nov 13, 2021 by Big Think

Researchers discovered an unusual property of a bacteria that can "breathe" in some metal and sulfur compounds and create materials that can improve electronics, energy storage, and medical devices. Specifically, the anaerobic Shewanella oneidensis bacterium can produce molybdenum disulfide, a material that can transfer electronics as well as graphene, explains the press release from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, whose team of engineers carried out the research.


Millions of huge invasive spiders from Asia take hold in Georgia: "Like a scene out of 'Arachnophobia'" Nature Blogs · Nov 01, 2021 by CBS News

A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year - a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts.


How a Single Mom Became the Boss of Guatemala's Drug Lords

Illustration by Michelle Urra for VICE World News. Three women worked together to run cocaine from Colombia to the United States. ZACAPA, Guatemala - Sebastiana Cottón Vásquez had walked into the house of her own accord, accompanied by some of her closest allies. But now she found herself outnumbered and outgunned by her drug trafficking associates.

Oct 26, 2021 by Vice
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Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal Nature Blogs · Oct 22, 2021 by Geology In

In a find unlike anything seen before, a piece of opal from the island of java in indonesia holds some remarkable cargo: a stunningly preserved insect that may be at least four to seven million years old. Previously, plenty of ancient insects have been found in amber, a gemstone made of fossilized tree resin.


CT scans of shark intestines find Nikola Tesla's one-way valve Science & Medicine Blogs · Oct 16, 2021 by Big Think

Considering how much sharks are feared by humans, it is a bit of a surprise that scientists don't know much about the predators. For example, until recently, sharks were thought to be solitary creatures searching the seas for food on their own. Now it appears that some sharks are quite social.


Sparkling Red Native American Corn Saved from Extinction By Bootlegging Moonshiners Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Oct 06, 2021 by Sara Burrows - Return to Now

And now "Jimmy Red" - whose kernels look like pomegranate seeds - is making a comeback via a craft whiskey maker in Charleston, South Carolina A little over a century ago, an ancient Native American corn species made its way from Appalachia to the islands of Charleston, South Carolina. It [...]


Moth predicted to exist by Darwin and Wallace becomes a new species Botany & Horticulture Blogs · Oct 05, 2021 by Natural History Museam

In 1862, when Charles Darwin was sent a specimen of orchid from Madagascar with its incredible nectar tube measuring a full 30 centimetres long, he exclaimed in a letter to a friend: 'Good heavens, what insect can suck it!'




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Planet Nine may be responsible for tilting the Sun

KB: We asked ourselves, "what obliquity, what misalignment would Planet Nine induce in the solar system?" because it must induce some. We know that Planet Nine's orbit in inclined. As a result, when Planet Nine torques the rest of the solar system, the two sort of act as two precessing tops.

Aug 16, 2021 by Astronomy.com
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Deadly Spider Venom Could Repair Hearts and May Save Heart Attack Victims Science & Medicine Blogs · Jul 18, 2021 by Loukia Papadopoulos - Interesting Engineering

Spider venom may be deadly, but it comes with some advantages. In the past, research has found that venom could alleviate pain without causing any adverse side effects. Now, new research out of Australia's University of Queensland is indicating that the venom of the Fraser Island (K'gari) funnel-web spider can help prevent damage caused by a heart attack and even extend the life of donor hearts.


Psilocybin induces rapid and persistent growth of neural connections in the brain's frontal cortex, study finds Science & Medicine Blogs · Jul 17, 2021 by PsyPost

Yale scientists have found that a single dose of psilocybin given to mice induces a rapid and long-lasting increase in connections between pyramidal ...


An Entire Swarm of Black Holes Has Been Caught Moving Through The Milky Way Nature Blogs · Jul 07, 2021 by Michelle Starr - Science Alert

A fluffy cluster of stars spilling across the sky may have a secret hidden in its heart: a swarm of over 100 stellar-mass black holes. If this finding can be validated, it will explain how the cluster came to be the way it is - with its stars spaced light-years apart, smearing out into a stellar stream stretching across 30,000 light-years.


Giant 1,098-carat diamond 'the size of a fist' is 'third biggest ever found' Roq Ur Mind Blogs · Jun 20, 2021 by Mirror UK

A massive diamond "the size of a fist" unearthed in Botswana is thought to be the third largest ever found. The 1,098-carat rock was dug up on June 1 by miners in Jwaneng - the richest diamond mine in the world.


UW researchers can turn a single photo into a video

Engineering | News releases | Research Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving? Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a deep learning method that can do just that: If given a single photo of a waterfall, the system creates a video showing that water cascading down.

Jun 14, 2021 by Sarah McQuate
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Object Engineered to Carry a DNA Code for its Own Replication Roq Ur Mind Blogs · Jun 07, 2021 by The Scientist Magazine®

Scientists have composed DNA to carry the instructions for 3-D printing a plastic rabbit. It's an impressive feat on its own, but they have taken the idea of DNA storage a step further by embedding silica beads with that genetic blueprint into the bunny.


Lake Peigneur: The Swirling Vortex of Doom Roq Ur Mind Blogs · May 24, 2021 by Damn Interesting

Early in the morning on November 21, 1980, twelve men decided to abandon their oil drilling rig on the suspicion that it was beginning to collapse beneath them. They had been probing for oil under the floor of Lake Peigneur when their drill suddenly seized up at about 1,230 feet below the muddy surface, and they were unable to free it.


Tardigrades survive impacts of up to 825 meters per second Science & Medicine Blogs · May 21, 2021 by Bob Yirka - Phys

A pair of researchers at the University of Kent has found that tardigrades are able to survive impacts at speeds of up to 825 meters per second. In their paper published in the journal Astrobiology, Alejandra Traspas and Mark Burchell describe experiments they conducted that involved firing canisters containing tardigrades at high speeds at sand targets.


'Mad honey': The rare hallucinogen from the mountains of Nepal Science & Medicine Blogs · May 18, 2021 by Big Think

Mad honey is produced by bees who feed on specific species of rhododendron plants, which grow in mountainous regions like those surrounding the Black Sea. People have used mad honey for centuries for recreational, medicinal, and military purposes. Low doses cause euphoria and lightheadedness, while high doses cause hallucinations and, in rare cases, death.



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Pigs caught on video using tools for the first time

Scientists knew swine were smart, but had never seen this skill

Nov 30, 2021 by Science.org
Nature Blogs
The Mystery behind the 18 Giant Skeletons found in the USA

18 Strange Skeletons Found in Wisconsin Nine-foot Skeletons with Huge Heads and Strange Facial Features Shocked Scientists When They Were Uncovered 107 Year Ago Scientists are remaining stubbornly silent about a lost race of giants found in burial mounds near Lake Delavan, Wisconsin, in May 1912.

Nov 22, 2021 by Archaeology World Team
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Mysterious radio waves are radiating from an unknown object at the heart of the Milky Way, astronomers say

Astronomers detected mysterious radio waves from the center of the galaxy that vary dramatically and seem to shut off at random. The waves' origin is unknown, so they hint at the existence of a new type of celestial object. The signal doesn't look like the kind that comes from stars, planets, or even dead stars.

Nov 13, 2021 by Business Insider
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Discovery of metal-breathing bacteria can change electronics

Researchers discovered an unusual property of a bacteria that can "breathe" in some metal and sulfur compounds and create materials that can improve electronics, energy storage, and medical devices. Specifically, the anaerobic Shewanella oneidensis bacterium can produce molybdenum disulfide, a material that can transfer electronics as well as graphene, explains the press release from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, whose team of engineers carried out the research.

Nov 13, 2021 by Big Think
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Millions of huge invasive spiders from Asia take hold in Georgia: "Like a scene out of 'Arachnophobia'"

A large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year - a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts.

Nov 01, 2021 by CBS News
Nature Blogs
How a Single Mom Became the Boss of Guatemala's Drug Lords

Illustration by Michelle Urra for VICE World News. Three women worked together to run cocaine from Colombia to the United States. ZACAPA, Guatemala - Sebastiana Cottón Vásquez had walked into the house of her own accord, accompanied by some of her closest allies. But now she found herself outnumbered and outgunned by her drug trafficking associates.

Oct 26, 2021 by Vice
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Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal

In a find unlike anything seen before, a piece of opal from the island of java in indonesia holds some remarkable cargo: a stunningly preserved insect that may be at least four to seven million years old. Previously, plenty of ancient insects have been found in amber, a gemstone made of fossilized tree resin.

Oct 22, 2021 by Geology In
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CT scans of shark intestines find Nikola Tesla's one-way valve

Considering how much sharks are feared by humans, it is a bit of a surprise that scientists don't know much about the predators. For example, until recently, sharks were thought to be solitary creatures searching the seas for food on their own. Now it appears that some sharks are quite social.

Oct 16, 2021 by Big Think
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