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Scientists Discover 'Invisible Graffiti' Lining Walls Of Iconic Cambodian Temple Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat may be covered in graffiti—but don’t worry, it’s invisible. Built in the early 12th century, Cambodia’s architecturally iconic temple is known for its intricate carvings, some of them stretching nearly a kilometer in length.<p>But most archaeologists believe that parts of the temple were …

SpaceX Just Released Video Of A New Engine That Could Land Humans On Another Planet

The SuperDraco is a "launch escape system," or a system used to separate the crew capsule from the main rocket blasting them up to space if something goes wrong (like an explosion) during launch or the early stages of ascent.<p>Traditionally, launch escape systems have been "jettisoned after the first …

Space Travel

Elon Musk unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven …

Spiders Hide From Predators by Disguising Themselves as Bird Poop

That's one way to keep from getting eaten—look like something very unappetizing.<p><i>A juvenile Cyclosa ginnaga against its decoration. Images: Min-Hui Liu et al., Scientific Reports.</i><p>In a crappy new finding, scientists have discover that a spider disguises itself as bird droppings to avoid predators. …

Dolphins Guide Scientists to Rescue Suicidal Girl

Wildlife<p>Bottlenose dolphin school foraging along the Los Angeles coastline. (Photograph by Maddalena Bearzi, Ocean Conservation Society, under NOAA permit)<p>One day, my research team and I were following a school of bottlenose dolphins near shore as we do on a regular basis in the waters off Los …

Scientists Find Africa's Longest Land Migration: Zebras' 350-Mile Trek

Wildlife biologists have discovered the longest known terrestrial migration in Africa: some 350 miles across southern Africa by huge herds of zebras. Large mammal migration in Africa has generally been hindered by the subdivision and fencing of land. However, this one remains possible because it …