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El Niño: why predictable climate event still has the scientists guessing

El Niño is one of the most predictable climate events on the planet, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, but it also has a way of keeping climate scientists guessing.<p>In March the oceanographers predicted the current event could be the weakest on record, but in …

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Ebola Could Deal A Death Blow To Africa's Wildlife

The Ebola pandemic in West Africa is having a disastrous effect on tourism on the whole continent. Now poaching is on the rise and wildlife conservation in peril.<p>Read more on The Daily Beast

5 Essential Dorm Room Cooking Hacks

Ask just about any college student and they'll tell you that, at one time or another, they've cooked (or attempted to cook) something in their dorm room. Maybe they were tired of eating at the dining hall, maybe they didn't have money to eat out, maybe there wasn't a kitchen in their residence hall …

Pesticide blamed for bee deaths now linked to bird declines

A class of pesticides linked to the catastrophic collapse of bee colonies has now been linked to declines in bird populations, according to a Dutch study.<p>The researchers found a strong correlation between pesticide concentrations measured in surface freshwater and lower or negative local population …

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Ancient Nightlife: Forebearers Of Mammals Were Nocturnal Partiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nocturnal existence is a way of life for numerous mammals, from bats that swoop through dark skies to skunks that emit their noxious spray under moonlight and majestic lions, tigers and leopards that prowl the night.<p>But this love of nightlife appears to have begun much …

Counting Elephants From the Air in Africa’s Newest World Heritage Site

The Great Elephant Census adds Botswana's Okavango Delta to its continent-wide aerial count.<p>OKAVANGO DELTA, Botswana—"Fifteen elephants right!" ecologist Mike Chase shouts above the roar of the single-engine Cessna. The plane swoops low over the herd of gray bodies as they wade single-file across …

The Trilobite Book – Stunning photographs of trilobite fossils that predate dinosaurs

Pre dinosaurs, trilobites roamed the earth’s sea floors for nearly 300-million years before becoming extinct for unknown reasons.<p>Fortunately for …

The Secret Bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and Extinction

Author: Gwen Pearson. Gwen Pearson Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.12.14.<p>Time of Publication: 11:28 am. 11:28 am<p>In 2013, I got to participate in a bat …

5 Drama Queens of the Animal Kingdom

As anyone who has ever watched reality TV can attest, drama is a natural and inescapable part of life. Even wildlife isn’t safe from the siren song …

Ebola virus: Nine things to know about the killer disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here are nine things to know about what the World Health Organization calls "one of the world's most virulent diseases."<p><b>Why does Ebola generate such fear?</b><p>Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) describes Ebola as "one of the world's most deadly diseases."<p>"It is a highly infectious virus that can …

Ebola doctors sacrifice all to bring hope: Column

Heroic medical workers fight fear and a virus with courage.<p>Back in the late 1980s, when AIDS was first emerging, I was a resident in the medical trenches at Bellevue Hospital, drawing blood from patients and sometimes sticking myself with needles. Medicine was a calling back then and doctors in …

Let these 20 nervous animals teach you the reality of the Ebola 'threat'

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10 Biting Lessons We Learned from 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'

It's the bad-movie franchise that Twitter built. When <i>Sharknado</i> – the saga of a man, his chainsaw and a bunch of poorly CGI'd sharks flying through …

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WHO: Ebola death toll tops 700

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.<p>Twitter exploded with questions about the deadly virus, which according to the World Health …

Frogs Get Their Shots: Vaccination May Curb Lethal Fungus

Around the world, the rapid spread of a pathogenic fungus has sent frogs and other amphibians hopping toward extinction. Hope for their survival may come in the form of vaccination programs similar to those that protect humans from contagious diseases, according to a new study.<p>No, this doesn't mean …

Frog Population Decline Linked to Killer Pathogen

A virus lethal to wood frog tadpoles may be partly responsible for the alarming and widespread extinction of amphibians seen in recent decades.<p>The …

The Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko

The lizard named <i>Uroplatus phantasticus</i> is more commonly known as the Satanic leaf-tailed gecko. You can see why in this photograph, only because the …

5 Tricks For People Who've Tried Everything But Still Can't Meditate

You just can't meditate. You want to, you've tried to, but you just can't seem to switch the brain off or relax enough. You know how good meditation …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

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Astronauts See Typhoon Neoguri's Power from Space (Photos)

Astronauts in space had a front-row seat this week to watch the Typhoon Neoguri transform into a powerful a super typhoon that dominated the Pacific …

Found! Most Distant Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

The boundaries of our home galaxy may have to be redrawn.<p>Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung stars yet known in the Milky Way. The two …

100 Most Spectacular Night Sky Photos of 2013

Los Volcanes, Venus y la Luna<p>Credit: Eduardo Davila<p>This stunning photo of Venus and the moon was taken in the early morning hours of Jan. 10th, 2013 …

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Top 10 Star Mysteries

Photo Credit: ESO/L. Calçada<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Starry, Starry Night<p>For many stargazers, the night sky might look like a backdrop of very similar twinkling …

The Moon: 10 Surprising Lunar Facts

Perhaps the coolest thing about the moon is that it always shows us the same face. Since both the Earth and moon are rotating and orbiting, how can …

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Astronaut Celebrates Germany's World Cup Win from Space (Photos)

For a German astronaut living in space, his home country's epic World Cup victory this week was quite literally out-of-this-world.<p>European Space …

10 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life

Photo Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, ESA/Hubble, NASA<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>As of April 2014, the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog lists 21 planets that …