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How we discovered the vampire bats that have learned to drink human blood

Doesn't look like much of a threat, does he? Gerry Carter/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA<p>Enrico Bernard, <i>Universidade Federal de Pernambuco</i><p>What's for dinner? For some Brazilian vampire bats, these days it's human blood.<p>That's the surprising outcome of my research, recently published in the Acta Chiropterologica …

SpaceX's First Launch Since The Big Explosion Will Happen Tomorrow

It’s a generally accepted rule of thumb that if you do something and it explodes into a colossal fireball, it’s best if that doesn’t happen the next …

How Optical Illusions Trick Our Brains

Optical illusions, whether used in a magic show or a neat illustration, can be mind blowing and it’s surprising how little we can do to see through …

These Exoplanets Could Be Best Bet Yet for Alien-Life Hunting Astronomers

<b>An "Exo-citing" Discovery</b><p>The star, named TRAPPIST-1, is a very small, ultra-cool red dwarf, not too much larger than the planet Jupiter. This type of …

Scientists Just Found Cells They Thought Could Never Exist

We may have to rewrite the textbooks.<p>Two mitochondria. (Photo: Louisa Howard/Public Domain)<p>On Thursday, scientists made a surprise announcement. From …

How to Make Yourself Forget a Bad Memory

Memories aren’t neat, self-contained wholes; summon up a specific incident from your past, and you’re really remembering a big jumble of sensory and …

The Brain

A contagious brain disease has hit Norway’s reindeer, and scientists are afraid of it spreading

Norway takes its reindeer seriously. Europe’s last remaining wild mountain reindeer (<i>Rangifer tarandus tarandus</i>) live in central and southern Norway. So the country’s veterinarians are naturally worried after finding a reindeer that died of a deadly and contagious brain disease—the reindeer version …

Brain Disease

A Monster Comes out of Hiding

In 1955 amateur fossil hunter Francis Tully discovered an exceedingly odd specimen in Mazon Creek, a collecting hotspot near Chicago. Imprinted on …

Court tosses Kansas case that tried to challenge science education guidelines

Group claimed new science education violated separation of church and state.<p>A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss …

Education