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Did Ancient Sea Monster Turn Prey Into Art?

Claim that intelligent "kraken" roamed the ancient seas called "absurd."<p><b>An intelligent ancient squid that rearranged the backbones of its prey into art? Fossil experts call it a fable, but one expert says to believe it.</b>

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Think Outside the Box to Find Extraterrestrial Life

A researcher argues that habitable exoplanets could come in many different flavors.<p><b>Our Milky Way galaxy, and the billions of others beyond, is chock-a-block with extra-solar planets, scientists have learned in recent decades. But whether any of them can support life is a far more complex and</b> …

Lost Lands Found by Scientists

Atlantis was a myth, but real-life lost lands do exist.<p><b>A lost continent off the coast of Brazil may have been found, scientists announced this week.</b><p><b>Granite boulders dredged from the seafloor off the coast of South America two years ago could be remnants of a long-vanished continent, according to</b> …

What, Exactly, Is a 3-D Printer?

You can make anything from a pistol to a doll to an airplane wing. Here's how it works.<p><b>This week a 25-year-old law student at the University of Texas named Cody Wilson made international headlines when he used a 3-D printer to "print out" a functional .38 caliber pistol.</b><p>He then put design software …

New Sea Monster Found, Rewrites Evolution?

Cretaceous-era reptile Malawania anachronus discovered in Kurdistan.<p><b>A new species of dinosaur-era sea reptile is rewriting the books on the evolution of so-called sea monsters, a new study claims. (Read "When Monsters Ruled the Deep" from National Geographic magazine.)</b><p>The newfound—and potentially …

Pictures: Take a Look Through Nature’s Most Transparent Animals

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A team of researchers recently announced the discovery of <i>Cyanogaster noctivaga</i>, a brand new species of transparent fish that lives deep in the Amazon. Indeed, with its transparent skin and dazzling blue belly, the discovery constitutes an entirely new genus and, despite being …