Elizabeth Ball

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Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime.<p>A team of …

Giant extinct burrowing bat fossil discovered in New Zealand

Fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat, which lived on New Zealand between 16 and 19-million-years ago, have been found stunning an international team of scientists.<p>Teeth and bones of the extinct flying furry were found in sediments near the town of St. Bathans, according to EurekaAlert.org. …

Mummified Egyptian woman's portrait mapped in incredible detail

More than 1,800 years ago, an artist in ancient Egypt painted the portrait of a large-eyed woman wearing a red tunic — a painting that was found on the woman's dead, mummified body.<p>The identity of the mysterious lady in red may never be known. But thanks to a new, noninvasive technique, scientists …

What causes strange extended seasons in the world of Game of Thrones? Scientists may have an answer - IBTimes India

Scientists have simulated the climate of Game of Thrones to find the reason behind the strange extended seasons.<p>The magical world of Game of Thrones, …

Researchers thought this furry little marsupial was extinct for 100 years, until it came to find them

It’s obviously not often that scientists get good news regarding regionally extinct creatures. Once an animal has been seemingly wiped from its …

This Could Be The First-Ever Video of a Baby Nautilus Hatching

Rejoice, lovers of cute little externally shelled cephalopods! The Monterey Bay Aquarium has captured what could be the first-ever video footage of …

A 3,500-Year-Old Mummy Has Been Found in a Forgotten Tomb in Egypt

Nobody has visited the sealed tomb for generations.<p>An Egyptian tomb that lay unopened since it was discovered in the 1990s has now been carefully …

Archaeology

Scientists find ancient crab that looks like Darth Vader, so they named it after him

Horseshoe crabs are pretty strange looking creatures, with large domed shells covering insect-like bodies, but as odd as they are they’ve actually …

Here’s what your cat is telling you when it shows you its butt

If you were to walk up to a friend in public and show each other your bare butts, you’d probably get a lot of very strange looks from the rest of the …

Butts

The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten

Some of our ancestors jumped the gun.<p>For anyone trying to trace the roots of the human family tree, it would have been very convenient if our …

Humanity

"Kissing Disease" Study Reveals Why Mono Hits Some Lovers Hard

And reveals another reason to get your flu shot.<p>Getting mono is a gift and a curse. On the one hand, it suggests you have people to kiss; on the …

Immune System

Massive Skeleton Suggests Ancient Americans Butchered Wooly Mammoths

Just like us, they kept meat in a 'fridge'.<p>Paleontologists have unearthed evidence suggesting that ancient humans butchered wooly mammoths and stored …

Mammoths

Iron tools from the Bronze Age found to have otherworldly origins

A weapon as legendary as the dagger of King Tutankhamun needs an epic backstory, and last year X-ray analysis showed that the iron in the ancient …

An indoor plant expert reveals a simple trick to keep your houseplants from dying

Plants aren't the most demanding creatures in our homes — they need just three things to stay alive: water, air, and sunlight.<p>So why do so many indoor plants end up dead?<p>New York City indoor plant expert Matthew Schechter believes everyone should be able to bring a little greenery into their home. …

This Octopus Creates a Seashell Suit of Armor to Hide from a Shark

Sure, Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is pretty badass with all of its repulsors and Pulse Bolts and Unibeams and whatnot, but you know what is just as …

Origin of Gold: Was it asteroid impact or some mysterious particle?

As the three Kings from the Orient brought gold to infant Jesus, a question that often crops up in our mind is that who brought gold to Earth in the …

Nature Communications

2,000-Year-Old Killer Whale Geoglyph Found in Peru Desert

Archaeologists rediscovered a giant geoglyph of a killer whale, etched into a desert hillside in the remote Palpa region of southern Peru, after it …

A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night's sleep. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.<p>I'm Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at New York …

Ghost ships wash up in Japan with skeletons on board

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.<p>Eight skeletons were found in the hull of one wooden boat that washed ashore on Miyazawa beach …

North Korea

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …

Biology

Parent Obsession With Baby Growth Trends Could Be Fuelling Childhood Obesity

Everyone loves a chubby baby.<p>Ask any new parent how their baby is going and you will most likely get an update on recent weight gains.<p>Regular baby …

Parenting

Do Fish Have Feelings? What Science Says About Animal Sentience

The answer has major implications.<p>There seems to be significant confusion about what happened in the British parliament when MPs discussed a proposed …

Animals

Smoking During Pregnancy Is Now Linked to The Most Common Childhood Physical Disability

Yet another reason to quit.<p>Smoking during pregnancy is not only harmful to the health of the mother, it can also cause irreversible injury to the …

Colossal Squid Facts (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)

The Colossal Squid Is a Real-Life Sea Monster<p>Tales of sea monsters date back to the days of ancient mariners. The Norse tale of the Kraken tells of …

Stable plasma ring created in open air for the first time

Plasma is one of the more mysterious phases of matter, only existing on Earth fleetingly in the form of lightning or contained inside neon signs. Now …

Early Medieval Farming Village Unearthed Near Famed Viking Site

Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland.<p>The …

Asteroid-impact study says statistically, dinosaurs should have dodged extinction

There's nothing lucky about having an asteroid wipe out three quarters of all life on Earth, but a new study from Tohoku University in Japan has put …

Buried For Up to 50,000 Years, a Perfectly Frozen Cave Lion Cub Was Just Found in Siberia

There is talk about cloning!<p>With its head resting on its paw, the remains of a cave lion cub found frozen in Siberia could have been sleeping in the …

Prehistoric Mammals

The two-time Nobel prize winner Marie Curie was born 150 years ago

She is the only woman to have won two Nobel prizes, one for physics and one for chemistry. After World War I, the scientist and radiologist stood up …

Science

T. Rex May Have Actually Used Its Tiny Arms For "Vicious Slashing" of Its Victims

Who's laughing now?<p>One of the largest and most terrifying predators to ever hunt upon the planet's surface had funny-looking, pipsqueak arms. There, …