Marita Kivioja

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Starfish Can See!

If you were a starfish, you'd have eyes on the ends of your legs.<p>The phrase "seeing stars" has a whole new connotation: Research suggests that sea stars, a type of five-legged starfish that usually appears blue in color, can see images with the tiny compound eyes at the ends of their legs. The eyes …

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Google developing 'smart contact lens' that can measure glucose levels in tears

'Chips and sensors so small they look like bits of glitter'<p>We all know of Google Glass, but the next frontier for Google is apparently smart contact …

Ancient Egyptian Chief Brewer's Beautiful Tomb Discovered

Well-preserved tomb depicts scenes of daily life and ritual devotion.<p>The stunning tomb of an ancient Egyptian brewer has been found on the west bank of the Nile. Paintings on the walls depict scenes of worship and daily life from 3,000 years ago, reports a Japanese archaeology team. (See "Tombs of …

Hubble Reveals Universe's Oldest Galaxies

The new Frontier Fields images show 13-billion-year-old stars.<p>Hubble Space Telescope astronomers Tuesday released views of the oldest galaxies yet seen, about 13.2 billion years old. They offer intriguing glimpses of the chaotic birth of the first stars.<p>The images are the first in a series called …

Dinosaur-Era Swimming Reptiles Had Black Skin

Fossilized skin reveals color of ancient marine reptiles for the first time.<p>Black has never been out of fashion, suggests a new study that reveals the color widely worn by marine reptiles for nearly 200 million years. (See also "True-Color Dinosaur Pictures.")<p>Over the last decade, paleontologists …

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Mystery Picket Fence in Amazon Explained

Wildlife<p><b>The animal that built the strange picket fence structure has been found.</b><p>Six months ago, visitors to the Peruvian Amazon discovered a mysterious picket fence structure nicknamed Silkhenge. Despite watching the structure for several days, naturalists at the Tambopata Research Center couldn’t …

Cosmic Crash at Milky Way Core?

This artist’s conception shows a supermassive black hole, with millions of times the mass of our sun, buried at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA<p><b>Astronomers around the world are on a cosmic stakeout, closely watching the supermassive black hole—lurking at the center of our Milky Way</b> …

160-Foot Giant Squid Hoax: How Big Do They Really Get?

The largest giant squid recorded by scientists measured 43 feet (12 meters) long, according to Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.<p>An image of a monster 160-foot-long (49-meter-long) giant squid made the social media rounds yesterday, but fear not—it's a hoax.<p>The photo of the enormous …

Fiery Supernova, Mars Chasm, More

The forges of the heavens and distant supernova stars gleam brightly in the skies, delighting astronomy fans with the week's best space pictures.

Our Fishy Ancestors Had Fins Made for Walking

One of the first creatures to live on land sported surprisingly strong hips and fins.<p>One of the first "fish" to walk on land some 375 million years ago made its way with surprisingly strong hips and fins, report paleontologists.<p>Unearthed in the Canadian Arctic in 2006, <i>Tiktaalik roseae</i>, a genus of …

Hubble Spies Tarantula Star Factory

Changing Planet<p>Like lifting a giant veil, the near-infrared vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope uncovers a dazzling new view deep inside the Tarantula Nebula. Hubble reveals a glittering treasure trove of more than 800,000 stars and protostars embedded inside the nebula. Credit: NASA, ESA, and …

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