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This new (terrifying) sea creature has a 'fishing pole' coming out of its head

Lurking in the dark depths of the sea, a new species that looks more like an alien than a fish has been discovered, a creature with needlelike teeth …

University of Washington

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

1/2<p>Polar bear cub in Alaska<p>A polar bear cub in Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska (Alan D. Wilson)

Global Warming

Incredibly Cute Animals that can kill Human.

<b>There ar lots of cute, loveable creatures in nature that appear as if they’d be nice sources of the nice and cozy and fuzzies. sadly, plenty of these</b> …

Adorable: Baby and puppy share a birthday, might think they belong to the same species

Put your newborn infant in the same room with a puppy and you’re likely to get hours of entertainment out of this particular combination. The same …

This tree-house community in Costa Rica is like a dream come true for nature lovers

The Tree House community of Finca Bellavista is one hell of a destination if you are thinking holiday, Costa Rica and camping! The world is slowly …

Costa Rica

Danger in the woods: 5 plants and pests to keep a eye out for | The Star

Blistering sap, oozing rashes and blood-sucking ticks are just a few of the potential perils awaiting Torontonians who venture out into the urban …

Lyme Disease

Here are the first Australian babies conceived using new 'karyomapping' testing to remove defective genes

Two families with genetic pre-dispositions to life-threatening conditions have delivered healthy babies on the same day after allowing doctors to use …

Genetics

The genetic technology that's going to change everything is at a critical turning point

There weren't many people studying that system then, especially compared to now, and those working in that area were doing what's called basic, or fundamental science, investigating something for the sake of curiosity or interest — not because they knew that research would have a practical or …

Genetics

How Did Rare White Whale Spotted Off Australia Get That Way?

Weird & Wild<p>A fluke of genetics can produce animals with no pigment at all—albinos—or creatures that are mostly white.<p>Like a ghost rising from the deep, a rare white whale flashed its pale hide off Australia's Gold Coast on Sunday. But despite the inevitable <i>Moby Dick</i> references, this particular …

Meet the Microbats: Winged Creatures' Secrets Revealed

Weird & Wild<p>For starters, old females are tougher than young males, according to a new study on these little-known mammals.<p>A bat the size of a bumblebee? It's no joke—many of the flying mammals come in miniature.<p>There are about 1,000 species of these so-called "microbats," whose body sizes range …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Scotland will ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops

Government says potential benefits don't outweigh risks to Scotland's 'clean and green brand'<p>The Scottish government has announced plans to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in Scotland, as part of an effort to protect its "clean and green brand." In a statement released Sunday, …

Scottish Government

What makes a ‘perfect’ mate? Men and women disagree

The difference in what “perfect” means to men and women searching for a mate is much larger than previously believed—no matter where you live.<p>“Many …

Molecule gets its glue from mussel feet

Marine animals such as mussels, oysters, and barnacles are naturally equipped with the means to adhere to rock, buoys, and other underwater …

Following Fukushima disaster, Japan will restart first nuclear reactor under new safety rules

Japan is getting back into nuclear power. The Kyushu Electric Power Company announced today it will restart a nuclear reactor at its Sendai power plant in southern Japan on Tuesday. It will be the first reactor in the country to go back online under new safety requirements that were created …

Can crime scene compound stop malaria?

Luminol, the glowing compound detectives spray at crime scenes to find trace amounts of blood, may one day be used to kill the malaria parasite.<p>The …

Why snakes have more species than crocs

Of the nearly 1.5 million known animal species on Earth, those with backbones come in a stunning array of shapes and sizes. Vertebrates include fish, …

National Zoo's Giant Panda Mei Xiang Could Be Pregnant

Is she, or isn't she? Officials at the National Zoo in Washington say giant panda Mei Xiang is showing signs of being pregnant. Scientists have detected a secondary rise in her urinary progesterone levels starting on July 20, the zoo said in a statement Monday. The increase "indicates that she will …

Tadpole population may be under threat from new disease, say scientists

Tadpoles are contracting a new and highly infectious disease that may threaten frog populations worldwide, British scientists have found.<p>A parasitic disease caused by single-celled microbes known as “protists” was found in the livers of tadpole samples taken from six countries across three …

Swirling mystery of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The Great Red Spot has been swirling wildly over Jupiter for the past 150 years, but scientists still aren’t sure what causes the gigantic storm’s …

Wildfires push plants to move north

As California wildfires burn tree canopies and forest floors, plants commonly found in more southern areas of the western United States are moving in.<p>…

Rivers Shut Down Over EPA's Spill Of 3 Million Gallons Of Toxic Water

In Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, towns that are downstream from the old gold mine where contaminated wastewater spewed into a river have shut off their water supplies' connections to the spill. Two rivers will remain closed until at least Monday, officials say.<p>The spill began last Wednesday, when …

In IVF, success rate for frozen donor eggs lags behind use of fresh eggs

Hundreds of babies born in the U.S. got their start as eggs donated by women and then frozen until they could be thawed and joined with sperm in a fertility clinic. A new study offers evidence that frozen eggs work well for in vitro fertilization — though slightly less well than fresh donor …

Predator or prey? The eyes have it

House cats have pupils that are vertical slits, but bigger cats, like tigers and lions, don’t. A new analysis of 214 species of land animals, both …