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Nobody knows why 320,000 chickens were killed in South Carolina, but it looks like an inside job

In a fascinating and in-depth <i>Bloomberg</i> piece, investigative reporter Christopher Leonard lays out the agricultural murder mystery of our time. Starting in February 2015, someone who had to have intimate knowledge of how factory chicken farming (including climate controls, fans, and alarm systems) …

Fox News Host to Santorum: If Only Scientists Can Talk Climate Change, Shouldn’t You Shut Up?

Fox News host Chris Wallace pushed Republican presidential candidate to expand on his criticism of Pope Francis for talking about climate change. On …

Climate

Strange Colombian Artifacts Made With Highly Advanced Ancient Technology

Share this:<p><b>MessageToEagle.com</b> – These astonishing artifacts are made out of lydite, an exceptionally hard stone that is nearly the same hardness as …

Archaeology

Why Are Some People Better at Drawing than Others?

Since the dawn of human art-making, the divide has been clear: There are people who can effortlessly sketch an object's likeness, and people who …

These Circus Elephants Were Reunited 25 years Later At An Elephant Sanctuary. Their Story Is Moving

Swimming Pigs and Other Surprising Animals That Love Water

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>Some cats, spiders, and moose are among nature's super swimmers.<p>People aren't the only creatures who like to make a splash.<p>When Dana Smith asked via Facebook, "My four-year-old wants to know, do pigs swim?" Saturday's Weird Animal Question of the Week decided to …

Republican Nightmare Bernie Sanders Exposes GOP Social Security Killing Dreams on National TV

Bernie Sanders is becoming a daily nightmare for Republicans. Sen. Sanders went on CNN today and cut through the Republican double talk by letting …

Bernie Sanders

Pope Francis the Chemist Should Give Congress a Science Lesson

Tony Gentile—AP<p>L'Osservatore Romano/AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Goldman—Reuters<p>Matt Rourke—AP<p>Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty …

Man Swims With Dog Every Night To Help Relieve Dogs Arthitis

Scientists conclude that global warming never went on 'hiatus'

A fresh look at the way sea temperatures are measured has led government scientists to make a surprising claim: The puzzling apparent hiatus in global surface warming never really happened.<p>In a study published Thursday in the prestigious journal Science, researchers from the National Oceanic and …

Experiment suggests that reality doesn't exist until it is measured

Researchers working at the Australian National University (ANU) have conducted an experiment that helps bolster the ever-growing evidence surrounding …

Climate Change Could Cause Changes In The Ocean That Haven’t Been Seen In 3 Million Years

Marine species could make drastic shifts in their historic ranges as the earth warms, changes in the ocean that haven’t been seen in 3 million years, …

There's New Evidence for an Alternate Theory of the Origin of Life

How the building blocks of life helped build each other.<p>Four billion years ago, primordial Earth was a hellish wasteland, and life as we know it didn't exist. But scattered across a radiation soaked, asteroid-pummeled planet, steaming cauldrons of cosmic chemicals were busy cooking up life's …

This stunning discovery about the brain will have scientists rewriting textbooks

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system but, instead of blood, it carries lymph — a clear liquid that ferries immune cells and rids the body of toxins and waste. As a 2009 research review notes, <b>it is "an undisputed anatomical fact" that the brain is the only major organ that lacks a</b> …

WATCH: Do You Know What Barack Obama Hates About Jesus Christ?

The Physics Behind Ice Spikes, Nature's Perfect Murder Weapon

Ice spikes may very well be the perfect untraceable weapon, but how do these jagged sticks of frosty death form? Turns out there's no magic involved …

Niels Bohr: Life Behind the Physics

Niels Bohr, with his model of the atom, led physics into the quantum era. In the last of this season’s Perimeter Institute public lectures, his grandson Vilhelm will talk about personality and his influences<p>Even though we know better, many physicists still picture the atom as a mini solar-system …

This Octopus Carrying A Coconut Might Be The Cutest Thing Ever

Eight arms, all awww<p>Octopus and coconut? It's not a flavor pairing. In the adorable video above you can watch an octopus lugging two coconut shells across the seafloor like a huge load of groceries before setting them down and crawling inside to rest.<p>Scientists have known about the combination of …

Cute

Feral Cities: How Animals are Going Urban Like Never Before

Weird & Wild<p>In his new book, Tristan Donovan takes us to the frontlines of people coping with a rise in urban wildlife, from boars in Berlin to boa constrictors in Miami.<p>A few miles from National Geographic's headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., coyotes roam. But they weren't here a few …

Wild Animals React With Curiosity, Vanity and Hostility at Mirrors That Are Placed in Their Paths

French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre recently travelled to Gabon, Africa to set up a number of mirrors around different locations in order to …

Evolution: Why are most of us right-handed?

Right-handed people are dominant worldwide – but why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same …

Dog found with mouth taped shut, recovering from surgery

A 15-month-old pit bull mix is recovering from surgery and is doing much better than expected after being discovered last with its mouth bound shut …

How Scientists Are Solving the Mystery of What Killed Half the World's Saiga

120,000 saiga antelope were wiped out in just a matter of weeks. Here's how researchers are figuring out what happened.<p>When we hear about huge losses in an endangered species, it's usually over the course of several months or years, and it's often the fault of humans. But sometimes, nature can …

Isil jihadists close Iraq dam gates

Islamic State fighters cut water supplies to two of the last areas in the province surrounding Ramadi that are still under the control of Baghdad<p>Islamic State jihadists have “closed” the gates of a dam in Ramadi city in Iraq, cutting the water supplies to two areas controlled by the Iraqi …

Warming From Greenhouse Gas Can Be Felt in Just Months, Scientists Say

Environment<p>Global warming is often thought of as a slow, gradual process that plays out over decades, but a new study by climate scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science says the impact from burning fossil fuels can be felt in a matter of months. Carnegie's Xiaochun Zhang and Ken Caldeira …

Climate Change

This Newly Discovered Australian Mammal Mates Itself to Death

Scientists from the Queensland University of Technology have discovered a new species of marsupial from Australia, which quite literally mates itself …

China is using one of the most dangerous conflicts on the planet as a distraction

This is one of the most dangerous games in the world.<p>For over a year China has been diligently building islands on top of reefs in the South China Sea, reclaiming 2,000 acres of land. In April, satellite imagery showed that the Chinese military had built an airstrip big enough for military aircraft.<p>…

South China Sea

10 Facts of Life Only Farmers Know to Be True

All of my friends come from different walks of life, but for my friends who didn't come from a farm they sometimes have a hard time understanding the farm lifestyle. Here's a list of some things your non-farm friends just don't understand.<p><b>1. You don't have set work hours.</b><p>When your non-farm friends …