Mackenzie Opperman

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Do You Have Horizontally Slit Pupils? You Might Be A Prey Animal

Goat style versus cat style<p>Sight is a very important sense in the animal kingdom. Seeing helps animals anticipate danger, find food, and even decide which tree is safe to climb. Now, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Durham University in England, figured out that the way an …

How Megafires Are Remaking American Forests

Supersize fires are burning up bird habitat, killing trees, and turning forests into open range. Climate change will only make it worse.<p>The largest fire in state history swept through the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range with explosive force last summer. The Carlton Complex Fire burned more than …

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Massive Study Confirms Our Universe Is 'Slowly Dying'

Bad news: A survey of over 200,000 galaxies has confirmed that our universe is slowly dying. "The universe has basically sat down on the sofa, pulled up a blanket and is about to nod off for an eternal doze," said the University of Western Australia's Simon Driver, head of the research team, in a …

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Russian astronauts go on spacewalk to clean windows and upgrade station

Astronauts filmed five-and-a-half-hour walk on hand-held cameras and kept in touch constantly with each other and Russian mission control near Moscow<p>Two Russian cosmonauts added new equipment outside the International Space Station on Monday and took pictures to study its exterior during a …

Google Restructures Itself To Form 'Alphabet,' A New Supercompany

Also, Sundar Pichai is the new CEO of Google<p>Google, the company that owns YouTube, Android and Chrome, is reorganizing.<p>Instead of the massive supercompany called Google, it will be a massive supercompany called Alphabet, with Google still being its largest subsidiary. According to a blog post by …

A Little Swordplay, A Little Wordplay?

See if you can crack the code on these medieval swords<p>Project: A Medieval Sword<p>A magnificent sword is the subject of a public appeal.<p>In a recent exhibit called <i>Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy</i>, the British Library has put a well-preserved double-edged sword on display. Found in the River Witham, …

New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying

An international team of astronomers says new data show energy output measured across more than 200,000 galaxies is only about half as strong as it was 2 billion years ago. Scientists point to this latest study as further evidence that the universe is slowly dying.<p>The Galaxy and Mass Assembly …

As galactic light fades, astronomers study the death of the universe

Here's some cosmically bad news: The universe is dying. An international team of scientists that used seven powerful telescopes around the world to capture light coming from more than 200,000 galaxies has found that they're putting out half of the light that they did just 2 billion years ago – and …