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Dolphins Have "Names," Respond When Called

Having identities may help dolphins communicate, study suggests.<p><b>We already knew that bottlenose dolphins can follow "recipes" in preparing mollusks, help other species in distress, and possibly do math. So it may come as no surprise that the marine mammals also call each other by whistles that act</b> …

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Arunima Sinha: Indian is first woman amputee to climb Everest

<b>In 2011, 26-year-old Arunima Sinha lost one of her legs after she said she was thrown off a moving train when she resisted a group of robbers.</b><p>On 21 May, she stood on top of the world, defying all conceivable odds, and achieved what was unthinkable to many.<p>"I turned my artificial leg into my …

Mountaineering

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

Florida

Why Gun Violence Is Good For Wildlife

It’s the result of a 75-year-old tax that is embraced by hunters and conservationists alike. Yet it’s also problematic, since gun sales don’t …

Wildlife

The Sequel to Gangnam Style Has Arrived

Oppa sequel style!<p>South Korean musical dynamo Psy just released his musical followup to “Gangnam Style,” the very definition of a viral video that …

Study shows pain really is all in your head, and you can see it

Researchers say they’ve figured out an objective way to measure pain -- by imaging the brain’s response, in real time.<p>They used a type of brain scanner called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to take pictures of people’s responses to pain. And they documented that a morphine-based …

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Channels Fleetwood Mac, Doobie Brothers

Todd Edwards is the next featured collaborator in the ongoing Creators Project series on Daft Punk‘s upcoming album, <i>Random Access Memories</i>. In this …

The Continental Divide Trail: Hiking the Spine of the United States

Have you ever considered quitting your job and hitting the trail for something like, say, 3,100 miles? Sounds like a pretty extreme backpacking trip, huh? My coworker, Peter Sustr, just left Outdoor Industry Association to tackle the Continental Divide Trail, a fabled route that follows the spine …

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"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Fusion Rocket Would Shoot People To Mars In 30 Days

One team will be testing fusion propulsion this summer in Redmond.<p>A research team in Washington state is on its way to making a fusion rocket that could carry people to Mars in 30 days, NBC News reported.<p>Scientists spent much of the last century trying to harness fusion energy, but never succeeded. …

FYI: Why Do We Crave Greasy Food When We’re Hung Over?

In part, we’re really just going back to our caveman roots.<p>The desire to eat high-fat foods after drinking too much is rooted in human's earliest, humblest beginnings, some scientists say.<p>"All mammals gravitate to eating the most energy-dense foods," David Levitsky, professor of human ecology and …