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Success: Green Sea Turtles of Florida and Mexico No Longer Endangered

Years of coordinated conservation efforts have paid off for the green sea turtle populations in Florida and the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Fish and …

Recovering sea turtles flown from Seattle to San Diego

SEATTLE (AP) — Two sea turtles that landed cold, sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a U.S. …

Scientists Use Play-Doh to Understand the Feeding Habits of an Ancient Reptile

The hammerhead-shaped, zipper-teethed mouth of the Atopentatus was used to scrape algae off rocks and slurp it up.<p>The ancient ocean was replete with fearsome beasts. There was the megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived. The giant lizard plesiosaurs roamed around with razor sharp teeth …

6 Spectacular Species Named for David Attenborough

1 of 14<p>2 of 14<p>3 of 14<p>Rare Amazonian butterfly<p>Credit: Andrew Neild, Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London<p>The butterfly <i>Euptychia attenboroughi</i> …

Scientists hope to save near-extinct rhinos by transforming cells

They hope that converted cells and in vitro fertilization will save the animal from oblivion.<p>The northern white rhinoceros is in far worse straits than most rhinos. There are just three members of the species left, and they can't breed normally -- if nothing happens, extinction is guaranteed. And …

Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth!

DNA Wars in Cambridge<p>Three Cambridge biotech startups are vying for control of a revolutionary gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9. On the line are …

There might be 1 trillion species on Earth

Calculating how many species exist on Earth is a tough challenge. Researchers aren't even sure how many land animals are out there, much less the numbers for plants, fungi or the most uncountable group of all: microbes.<p>Now, researchers have attempted to use the laws of math to make an estimate that …

Ask Ethan: How Does Dark Matter Interact With Black Holes?

Black holes are some of the most extreme objects in the Universe: a concentration of mass so great that it collapses, under General Relativity, into a singularity at its center. Atoms, nuclei, and even fundamental particles themselves are crushed down to an arbitrarily small thickness in our …

Physicists Have Calculated That We're *Probably* Not The Only Advanced Civilisation Ever in The Universe

It's "astonishingly likely" humanity is not unique.<p>Trying to find an answer to the question of whether humanity is all alone in the cosmos is what …

Seven Easy Ways Scientists Get Rid of Gravity For Experimentation

Sometimes you just need to cut loose—from the Earth’s gravity. Want to feel what it’s like to be free from gravity, but can’t get yourself to the …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Why Can't We Fire Electrons Across Space For Wireless Power?

<i>My understanding of how old tube-type televisions worked is that a “gun” at the back of the tube – the cathode – fired electrons at the screen. So, my question is, if it is possible to “fire electrons” through space, why is it not easy to transmit electrical power wirelessly?</i><p>Your understanding of …

Wireless Charging