Tag Archives: Live Science

Everybody Freeze! The Science of the Polar Bear Club

Just after midnight on Jan. 1, people around the world will ring in the New Year to the sound of noisemakers & popping corks. But on New Year's Day on…

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Suspect Science: The Top 5 Retracted Papers of 2015

The scientific method is a painstaking process of observing nature, asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, conducting experiments & collecting data … & then sometimes just making stuff up when reality…

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Turtles' Wayward Travels May Mean BP Oil Spill's Impact Was Global

The far-flung journeys of juvenile sea turtles could mean that the impact of 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill was global. More than 300,000 sea turtles were likely in the region…

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Stem Cells May Save Northern White Rhinos

With only three northern white rhinoceroses left on Earth, conservationists are giving up on traditional breeding efforts & turning to cutting-edge science to save this subspecies. At a meeting in…

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'Heavy Metal' Bee Is a Headbanging Pollinator (Video)

Australia's blue-banded bee is a successful pollinator because it uses its head — literally, scientists have found. Like a heavy-metal fan headbanging to Iron Maiden, this species of blue-banded bee (Amegilla…

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Penguin Candid Camera: Little Birds Reveal Hunting Secrets

Wearing video cameras, the world's smallest penguins have revealed their hunting secrets: The little blue-hued birds swim together to stalk groups of prey, yet when it comes to catching &…

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Elephant Daughters Step into Murdered Matriarchs' Roles

When older members of an elephant family are killed, younger female elephants assume the roles once held by their mothers, maintaining the networks that keep extended families together, a new…

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Targeting Gut Microbes Could Lower Risk of Heart Disease

For the first time, researchers find a compound in some red wines & olive oils can interfere with gut microbes in ways that could potentially assist to prevent heart disease…

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Ancient Mouse-Size Creature Uproots Mammal Family Tree

Three-dimensional computer models of fossils from a tiny mouse-size creature that lived approximately 210 million years ago in what is now Greenland clear up a long-standing mammal mystery. The high-tech…

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Citizen Scientists Reveal Wildlife Changes as Sea Ice Melts (Op-Ed)

Seabird McKeon a biodiversity scientist with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. As governments negotiate the best ways…

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