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Resurrecting the New Zealand Jesus Bird

The ‘<i>Jesus bird</i>’ is the unique name given to storm petrels, small seabirds of the family <i>Hydrobatidae</i>, for their characteristic ability to ‘walk’ on water. Storm petrels are remarkable creatures. With a body-weight about the same as a house sparrow, these seabirds can live for up to 30 years, and …

Birds

What's Up in Pizza: Arctic Deliveries, Pizza Hut New Zealand's Chee-Zee Marmite, and More!

• According to Fox News, Pizza Hut New Zealand is releasing a new variety of its infamous stuffed crust: <b>Chee-Zee Marmite</b>. Pumped full of the standard gooey mozzarella, it also features a thick layer of Marmite, the salty yeast spread beloved in the United Kingdom, Australia—where the similar Vegemite …

Woolly Mammoth Clone Is Now Possible, Say Scientists

Scientists now say they've got enough blood and bone to bring an Ice Age icon kicking and stomping into the modern age.<p>All thanks to a remarkably …

What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man?

Earth's 'megafauna' vanished as tribes spread. Now palaeontologists are asking if early humans were the cause<p>They were some of the strangest animals to walk the Earth: wombats as big as hippos, sloths larger than bears, four-tusked elephants, and an armadillo that would have dwarfed a VW Beetle. …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

La Jolla

The Space Station Is Getting Its Own Robot Butler

On Sunday, as part of a resupply mission to the International Space Station, a SpaceX rocket will launch while carrying in tow a set of programmed legs for Robonaut 2 (R2), a humanoid torso that is already on board the ISS. Once the legs and torso are united, R2 will be the first functional, …

Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Many of us will happily eat a gummy bear or cookie after it falls on the floor, as long as we snatch it up quickly. Say, five seconds or less, right?<p>Well, science just gave us another excuse to continue this food-saving habit, especially when it comes to carpet-dusted snacks.<p>Biology students at the …

Spooky Nebula is Coldest Known Object in Universe (Photo)

A ghostly nebula shining about 5,000 light-years from Earth is also the coldest known object in the universe.<p>The dead star creating the Boomerang …

Big History

For ten days in a Pierogi Gallery space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder lived in “a giant hamster wheel…

For ten days in a Pierogi Gallery space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder lived in “a giant hamster wheel,” a large installation called <i>In Orbit</i>. From <i>Animal New York</i>:<p>This is the fourth collaboration between Shelley and Schweder in a series they call “The Social Relationship Architecture Project.” Each time they’ve built a different dwelling space that requires them to work together in order to live. This time, they’ve arranged the various components and …

At 14, Easton LaChappelle built his first robotic hand -- using Lego(R) parts. By 2013, the Colorado teen's work on a low-cost robotic arm (he used a 3D printer) landed him a job with NASA. His goal is to make a stronger-than-human prosthesis that's directly operated by the brain.

Time Lapse: Record High Recording Studio | Treehouse Masters

Why does the same food smell great to you and gross to your friend? Studies show that about 400 individual genes control smell receptors, and there are nearly a million variations of those genes. Since not everyone's receptors work the same, one odor can trigger many reactions.

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast – in Egypt, Vietnam, Sweden, or where you live? While these showcased morning foods are only some o…

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast – in Egypt, Vietnam, Sweden, or where <i>you</i> live? While these showcased morning foods are only <i>some</i> of the possible breakfasts in each of these countries, this Buzzfeed video is a solid conversation starter for introducing the variety of traditional food preferences around the globe.

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece where revolutionary thinkers – from Thales, Pythagoras, Democritus and Aristotle to Euclid,…

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece where revolutionary thinkers – from Thales, Pythagoras, Democritus and Aristotle to Euclid, Archimedes, and Hypatia of Alexandria – helped define the rules and language of mathematics.<p>For Greek thinkers, maths wasn’t simply a means of calculating amounts but a way of testing reality and understanding the true nature of the world around them. Indeed, Pythagoras is believed to have coined both the words “philosophy” (“love of wisdom”) and “mathematics” (“that …

Glowing oobleck! This video by Grant Thompson explains how ordinary potatoes and some tonic water can be transformed into a Magic Mud wit…

Glowing oobleck! This video by Grant Thompson explains how ordinary potatoes and some tonic water can be transformed into a Magic Mud with the help of a black light.<p>In the archives: more oobleck and oh so many amazing things that glow.

Welcome To Curiosityville

How Curiosityville Works<p>Play<p>Children play and explore with lovable characters and activities<p>Learn<p>We track and report learning progress in 10 learning …

Learning

Clearly Squishy has some moves. See him in Party Central, in theatres this week with Muppets Most Wanted!

How to Find a Four-Leaf Clover

Saint Patrick might have used the leaves of a clover as a metaphor for the Holy Trinity, but today's shamrocks more commonly associated with good …

Gardening