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This life-saving animal blood is bright blue and worth $60,000 a gallon

Fortunately, the former is absolutely not true at all, the latter, on the other hand, is mostly correct.<p>While it's certainly true that spiders have blue liquid in their veins, the reality is a bit more grounded than is sometimes depicted, with the fluid a much more reserved shade of blue-ish …

Scientists in Antarctica photographed a new species of crab. It's extraordinary he even exists.

The bottom of the ocean is a weird, weird place.<p>Case in point:<p>New hairy-chested crab identified in Antarctic Peninsula http://t.co/K96LGXCneG …

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Nine new species of wild mushrooms discovered in India

Eastern Himalayas, particularly the small mountain state of Sikkim, is emerging as a treasure trove for botanists, mycologists and naturalists who in …

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Why bison put their females in charge

Standing 2 meters tall and weighing as much as 1000 kilograms, European bison (<i>Bison bonasus</i>) are impressive animals. These cousins of the American …

What's making that eerie nighttime hum? (Surprise: It's a giraffe)

Dogs bark, sheep bleat and mice squeak, but what sounds do giraffes make?<p>They hum, but only during the nighttime, a new study finds.<p>According to …

Screentendo can turn any part of your screen into a playable Super Mario Bros. level

Nintendo’s famous characters are everywhere, from adorning the top of retro-inspired amiibo stands, to a plethora of merchandise and soon, on mobile devices. But for developer Aaron Randall, that just isn’t enough. His new work-in-progress desktop app turns just about any part of your screen into a …

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Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

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Science Has Now Created Square Ice [Video]

Yes, we are aware it comes in cubes<p>Thanks to novelty ice cube trays you can have ice in a whole lot of different shapes, from fish whose tails break off as soon as you try to get them into your glass, to those perfectly round spheres at fancy cocktail bars.<p>But when it comes to science, there are …

Shape-shifting 'punk rocker' frog goes from spiny to smooth in minutes

Pristimantis mutabilis is the first recorded amphibian with the ability<p>When researcher Katherine Krynak and her husband Tim spotted an unknown species of frog in a misty cloud forest in Ecuador, they did what any good scientists would do — they scooped it into a cup for further examination the next …