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New dolphin species spotted swimming off Australian coast | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly discovered species of humpback dolphin has been seen swimming off the northern Australia coast, an international team of scientists reported this week.<p>All humpback dolphins have a characteristic hump just below the dorsal fin, but there are several distinct species in …

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Halloween costumes inspired by science

Halloween costumes are often based on the occult or supernatural. But if you're a rational scientist type, there are still many scary things you can dress as that are even more terrifying because they're real<p>Halloween is upon us. But what if you're someone who has dedicated their life to science? …

How your dog's wagging tail can reveal its emotions

The way your dog wags its tail may reveal how it is feeling, according to new research<p>Dog owners have long assumed that when their pet’s tail is wagging, it is usually a sign of contentment and happiness.<p>Scientists have discovered, however, that dogs communicate far more information about their …

Report on sports concussions in kids calls for more study

As American children play team sports in greater numbers and with growing intensity, their risk of getting a<p>concussionhas grown but the science of preventing, diagnosing and treating this increasingly frequent brain injury remains maddeningly incomplete, a group of experts warned Wednesday.<p>Although …

Is it Better to Walk or Run in the Rain?

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Odd in Several Ways

The Quadrantids (pronounced KWA-dran-tids) are a meteor shower that happens every January. It is an odd shower compared to others. It was discovered …