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Planet Nine: Mysterious planet is to blame for mass extinctions of life on Earth, scientist claims

A mysterious, hidden planet that could be sitting on the edge of our solar system might be linked with periodic extinctions on Earth, according to a …

The Australian Canine Heroes Protecting a Colony of the World’s Smallest Penguins

Middle Island, a picturesque outcrop located off the coast of southern Victoria in Australia, is home to a colony of the world’s smallest penguins. …

The Earth's Lakes Are Warming at a Disturbing Rate

Many are growing hotter quicker than the oceans and atmosphere.<p>You hear a lot about the problems posed by warming oceans: sea-level rise, habitat disruption, globe-spanning die-offs of coral. What you hear less of is how climate change is affecting the world’s lakes, though new research suggests we …

Global Warming

Butterflies remember a mountain that hasn't existed for millennia

Geology is what we look to when we want enduring monuments. Rock and metal outlast anything made of living tissue. Or do they? In another example of …

Study identifies area of brain that perceives music

Listening to music evokes an intangible emotional reaction, but the neural basis of this reaction is complicated. Pitch, melody, rhythm and other …

This Animal Has a Suit of Armor With Hundreds of Built-In Eyes

But what do they see?<p>Many animals are covered in protective armor—shells, scales, plates, and frills that protect their soft bodies. But one group of little-known sea creatures called chitons have evolved armor that's unlike anything else in nature.<p>Because it contains eyes. Hundreds of eyes.<p>With …

University of California

Paparazzi photos, Banff-style: Scientists capture fascinating view of Alberta wildlife using 100 remote cameras

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Paparazzi

Astronomers Use Earth as a Model for Climate Change on Saturn’s Moon

Studying Earth to learn about Titan to learn about Earth.<p>Ever since the Cassini spacecraft was placed into orbit around Saturn in 2004, it has been mapping the surface of Titan and basically blowing everyone's minds by revealing how much this moon resembles a planet. It has a dense nitrogen-rich …

This anti-aging drug could potentially extend a dog's life

Scientists who study aging are currently riveted by a group of 20 dogs in Seattle. The dogs, all house pets older than six years old, are early test …

Anti-aging

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …

The Surprising Effect That Space Radiation Had on Mouse Brains

It’s one thing to send a rover to Mars. It’s another to send a biologically fragile human body. We don’t know much about how space will affect us–and …

Earth just had its warmest September on record — by a long shot

It's virtually certain that in January 2016, the planet will set a new record for the warmest calendar year on record. A key data set that tracks …

Northern Lights visible over Britain as Earth aligns with Sun

Look up into the night sky over the next few weeks and the Aurora Borealis may be visible<p>Parts of Britain were treated to a dazzling display when the Northern Lights appeared in 'near-perfect' viewing conditions.<p>Clear skies across northern parts of the UK meant stargazers got an uncommon glimpse of …

Scientists Discover 'Glowing' Sea Turtle

Researchers are still trying to determine what purpose the neon colors serve.<p>Marine biologist David Gruber didn’t plan to find a glowing sea turtle, but he’s glad he did.<p>The associate professor of biology at City University of New York was diving in the Solomon Islands in July doing research on …

Mars: Gateway to the Solar System – Rocketology

The demands of going to Mars are immense.<p>Meeting that challenge will require delivering our best, and then continuing to do better.<p>Designed to enable …

As Earth Undergoes 6th Mass Extinction, Are Humans 'Walking Dead?'

Lemurs, humans, sea birds — they're all at risk. But we can change our fates if we choose to acknowledge what's happening.<br>Read More

Lunar eclipse: Where are the eclipse-supermoon viewing parties?

On Sunday, Chicago's Adler Planetarium is one of many sites around the US planning a viewing party to watch the lunar eclipse.<p>The total lunar eclipse …

Astronomy

First Manned Mission to Mars May Happen Soon

It looks like mankind is in for another giant leap. And soon. Space.com reported that, according to NASA, preparations for the first manned mission …

Rare supermoon lunar eclipse coming tonight

Make sure to look up in the night's sky tonight because a rare supermoon lunar eclipse is coming your way.<p>The cosmic event will take place on Sept. …

How Exploring Space Led A Top NASA Scientist To Worry About Earth's Climate Change

With all the planets that may support life, why haven't we heard from any?<p>Exploring new stretches of the galaxy brought NASA scientist William Borucki back to Earth.<p>Borucki, 76, retired in July as the principal investigator of NASA's Kepler Mission, an unmanned spacecraft that has been surveying a …

DADDY LONG LEGS INVASION: Record 175 BILLION on rampage across Britain

GETTYA record number of daddy long legs are swarming across Britain<p>Climate change and a perfect storm of weather conditions has led to record numbers …

Science Says Your Lack Of Sleep Is Making You A Miserable Person

"Slangry" is the new "hangry."<p>Forget feeling "hangry." There may be another monster that's causing your next-level irritability: Exhaustion. According to a new small study, a lack of sleep may alter your ability to process emotions and keep them in check.<p>Researchers from <b>Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical</b> …

Babies made from two same-sex parents could be possible in two years

PinkNews reports that researchers from Cambridge University have discovered that it is possible to make a baby using cells from two same-sex parents, …

There's a 97% chance this year will be Earth's warmest on record

And another warm temperature record bites the dust. Then another, and another, with still more to come.<p>New data released from the National Oceanic …

Captive snake with no male companion gives birth _ again

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the second time in two years, a captive snake in southeast Missouri has given birth without any interaction with a member of the opposite sex.<p>Officials at the Missouri Department of Conservation's Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center say a female yellow-bellied water snake …

See the Giant Arctic Mosquitoes That Are Thriving in a Changing Climate

The Arctic mosquito, a larger, furrier version of the ubiquitous pests, are getting a longer breeding season as Arctic ponds warmed earlier in the …

Starting With the Earth as a Marble, This Is the First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale | Colossal

<p>When looking in a science textbook or a toy mobile of the solar system, it’s easy to depict the sun, planets and moon to scale in comparison to each …

What Happens When You Get Your Period In Space?

Hundreds of you sent in questions for Skunk Bear's live conversation with three astronauts and NASA's chief scientist on Tuesday. Thanks! The most common question was: "What happens when you get your period in space?"<p>I didn't end up asking them this question because:<p>a) The question itself has a lot …

Why Are Bats' Immune Systems Totally Different From Any Other Mammal’s?

Bats host more pathogens than most other mammals. Why aren’t they always sick?<p>Bats may be both ecologically and economically valuable, but they are also notorious for transmitting diseases particularly rabies and maybe even Ebola. The bats themselves, however, don’t often get sick as they have …

Immune System

First to-scale Solar System model built in seven miles of desert

The universe, as Douglas Adams so memorably explained, is big. <i>Really</i> big.<p>But so are the things inside it -- even objects like the Solar System, which …