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Fish Can Recognize Faces, a Surprisingly Human Skill

A coral reef fish can discriminate between individual fish by their unique facial patterns—just like we do.<p>A school of fish might seem like a sea of identical faces, but at least one species has no problem telling its comrades—and even strangers—apart, new research says.<p>To human eyes, which cannot …

Masters of disguise: Cuttlefish can hide their electric fields

Cuttlefish number among the ocean's ultimate masters of disguise, able to change the color, pattern and even the texture of their skin in an instant to blend into their surroundings. But according to a new study, these chameleons of the sea don't just know how to hide their visible selves — they …

What to expect from Google in 2016

"You need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant," Google CEO Larry Page declared in August.<p>With that philosophy in mind, Page and his Google …

Profit

Jumbo Squid Scare Californians But Aren't Man-Eaters

Carnivorous jumbo squid have been washing up on San Diego beaches and swarming in Southern California's coastal waters, freaking out scuba divers and …

Xenoblade Chronicles X Review: Reason to Buy Nintendo's Wii U

<b>The good:</b> Huge and beautifully realized world to explore, excellent gameplay systems work well together <b><br>The bad:</b> Insufficient documentation—and this …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Lair of Ancient 'Kraken' Sea Monster Possibly Discovered

<i>This article was updated on Oct. 11 at 10:42 a.m. ET</i><p>A giant sea monster, the likes of the mythological kraken, may have swum Earth's ancient oceans, …

Incredible Deep-Sea Discoveries Announced

An astounding batch of new deep-sea discoveries, from strange shark behavior to gigantic bacteria, was announced today by an international group of …

Southern Ocean

Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us

An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for …

Happy Bat Appreciation Day!

Today is a good day — it’s bat appreciation day! Let’s take a moment to appreciate bats.<p><b>Bats are the only flying mammals.</b><br>You can see the evolution of this unique ability just by looking at their wings, or rather hand-wings, which give the entire order its name: Chiroptera. They contain the same …

A genetic eureka: Scientists could bring Galapagos tortoise species back to life

The dodo is dead. The passenger pigeon has passed on. But Lonesome George, the iconic Galapagos tortoise whose death marked the end of his species, …

Big earthquake jolted fish into fast evolution

A 1964 earthquake in Alaska stranded seawater-native fish in newly formed freshwater ponds on islands.<p>In just decades, the threespine stickleback …

Biology

200-year old giant salamander discovered outside a cave in China

Chinese giant salamanders are incredible amphibious beasts that look more like monsters from a movie than something that could exist in real life on …

Scuba Divers Capture Shocking Reef Devastation Caused by Anchored Cruise Ship

A group of scuba divers led by Scott Prodahl, a dive instructor with Don Foster’s Dive Cayman, captured the shocking reef devastation caused by the …

Scuba Diving

Incredible Maps Capture the Genetics and Connections of the Brain

On April 2, 2013, the Obama administration announced an ambitious project to map the activity of every neuron in the human brain by 2023. One year later, we are starting to see the amazing results.<p><b>Scientists cannot hope to prevent or cure neurological disease</b> without a solid understanding of what …