SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
SMILE! NEW BUCKTOOTHED GHOST SHARK SPECIES DISCOVERED
A previously unknown ghost shark with rabbit-like teeth and a bulky head is making waves in record books; it's the 50th ghost shark species known to science, a new study reported.
TULLY THE SPINELESS MONSTER? EXPERTS SAY ANCIENT BEAST HAD NO BACKBONE
The Tully monster, a bizarre beast that plied the seas some 307 million years ago, has long mystified scientists.
LIVESTOCK MAKE UP A QUARTER OF SNOW LEOPARDS' MEALS
The snow leopard is either a threatened animal or a threat, depending on whom you ask.
'CRYPT-KEEPER WASP' TURNS ITS HOST INTO A SELF-SACRIFICING ZOMBIE
If there were a horror movie set in the animal kingdom, a turquoise-green insect named the "crypt-keeper wasp" would likely play a starring role.
SPECIAL WAVY NERVES HELP WHALES TAKE BIG GULPS WITHOUT PAIN
Being a baleen feeder isn't easy. When baleen whales — like the enormous blue whale — gulp up a mouthful of water to filter for food, a pouch of skin under their chins stretches to accommodate the load.
THIS WEEK, NASA IS ANNOUNCING A NEW "DISCOVERY BEYOND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM"
NASA will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 22nd to present new findings on exoplanets, and the public will be able to ask questions via twitter. Many are curious what this press conference will entail. Has evidence been uncovered of life beyond our planet?
NASA IS SENDING A LANDER TO DISCOVER WHETHER LIFE EXISTS ON EUROPA
NASA is planning to send a lander to Jupiter's moon Europa, which is believed to hold a vast ocean beneath it's frozen crust. We could retrieve massive amounts of data that would take us one giant step closer to understanding where life exists in our vast universe.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED "SURROGATE" HENS COULD SAVE AN ENTIRE SPECIES
Researchers at the Roslin Institute have genetically modified chickens who act as surrogates to lay the eggs of rare chicken species. The success of this study could help scientists to save endangered species and prevent the depletion of species used as food sources.
ANCIENT ROMAN HOUSE AND PHALLIC AMULETS DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL
A house dating back around 1,900 years, which is decorated with frescoes showing scenes of nature, has been discovered at the archaeological site of Omrit
in northern Israel
WANT TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD? DONATE YOUR BRAIN TO SCIENCE
Scientists are urging the public to donate their brains, along with other organs, after death – especially if they have any sort of neurological disorder. Access to actual brain tissue for research is critical to the study of neurological conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.