Whitney Ober

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Oldest primate skeleton provides clues to early humans

Oldest known primate skeleton found in China in 2002. While not part of human lineage, this little creature does provide tantalizing clues to our …

Giant Shark Caught off Calif. Coast Breaks Record

<b>Giant Shark:</b> A 1,323.5-pound mako shark caught off the coast of California on Monday by fishermen on the reality TV series <i>The Professionals</i> has …

Important Scientific Mystery Solved: How Birds Lose Their Penises

The penises of many male birds stop growing and shrink away. Scientists reveal the genetic mechanism at work.<p>A team of researchers at the University of Florida has solved the mystery of what some call "one of the most puzzling events in evolution": the reduction and loss of the penis in most male …

Australian Bird Moves Like Jagger and Sounds Like Space Invaders

Author: Laura Poppick. Laura Poppick Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:36 pm. 12:36 pm<p>Newly discovered dance repertoires …

Amazonian Treasure Trove Yields 15 New Bird Species | WIRED

<i>Arapaçu-de-bico-torto</i>, which loosely translates to crooked-beaked woodcreeper. This bird most closely resembles a Curve-Billed Scythebill</i> …

Ranking the Types of Bear Species

What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?<p>Updated:<p>There are a lot of bear species and numerous subspecies that live all over the world. We've never met a bear we didn't like, but let's face it, some types of bears are better than others. Find out what makes each bear species …

Life-producing phosphorus was carried to Earth by meteorites

New research from a team of scientists now shows that one key element that produced life on Earth was carried here on meteorites.<p>Scientists may not …

Triceratops Trio Found in Wyoming: Report

<b>Triceratops trio found</b>: Scientists say they have found three Triceratops fossils in Wyoming, including one of the most complete skeletons of the …

Team picks apart structure of HIV's shell - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — The first description of the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, …

How neurons deploy poison to amputate or kill - Futurity

UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) — Researchers have uncovered a few surprising details about how neurons fix …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Should salt be kept under lock and key? - Futurity

NORTHWESTERN (US) — Salt levels in processed and fast foods remain dangerously high, despite calls …

Viewpoint: Mars - what we've learnt in five years

Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog<p><b>On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists on Phoenix, explains what we've learnt about the Red Planet in that time.</b><p>I'm tightly sandwiched …

Your Complete Guide To White Wine [Infographic]

Or, how to get smashed with class<p>So you're about to order a bottle of tasty white wine! Do you want dry, very dry, or off-dry? And what ratio of melon-ness to butterscotch-ness do you want? What about saltiness? Stonefruit-ness? If you don't know, your waiter will look at you through eyes swollen …

How To Wrap a Burrito (So It Doesn't Fall Apart When You Eat It!)

<b>Start with a big tortilla:</b> The bigger the tortilla, the easier making a tight wrap will be.<p><b>Warm the tortilla:</b> A warm tortilla makes for a …

True Food

• <b>Author:</b> Andrew Weil, M.D. and Others<p>The #1 bestseller that presents seasonal, sustainable, and delicious recipes from Dr. Andrew Weil's popular True Food Kitchen restaurants.<p>When Andrew Weil and Sam Fox opened True Food Kitchen, they did so with a two-fold mission: every dish served must not only …

Who invented clothes? A Palaeolithic archaeologist answers

"Who invented clothes?" It's one of those brilliant questions that children ask, before they learn that the big things we wonder about rarely have …

28 Cool Pictures of Glowing Cats’ Eyes

The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland wasn’t entirely fictional. Cats really do seem invisible sometimes, all except for their glowing eyes. …

Behold The Horrifying Way Maraschino Cherries Are Made

The truth is out. And it's gross.

Choose Your Own Adventure: 5-Minute, No-Bake Granola Bars

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A granola bar you don't have to bake, with a recipe that won't tie you down.</i><p>Summer is quickly approaching, which means more picnics, hikes, outdoor walks, and other …

The Special K cure: new tests show club drug's promise for treating severe depression

As another study touts ketamine's potential, some psychiatrists say it's already working wonders for their most desperate patients<p>Dr. Terrence Early, a psychiatrist in Santa Barbara, CA, is convinced he's found the holy grail of care for severely depressed patients — those who've tried a litany of …

Great white sharks supplement a seal diet with dead whales

Great white sharks, apex ocean predators, are also mega scavengers of the largest of ocean carrion, dead whales.<p>At False Bay, South Africa, great …

Megapixels: A Parasitic Worm Infects An Ant

In the jungles of Belize last January, entomologist Alex Wild noticed something odd about the trap-jaw ants passing through his outdoor insect photography class: They all had shrunken heads and swollen abdomens. A day after making the observation, Wild and his students came upon an ant with a worm …

Scientists develop new tumor-killer

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Lund University, Sweden, have bioengineered a novel molecule which has been proven to …

Camera Traps Capture Rare and Beautiful Javan Leopards

Camera traps placed in the Javan rainforest have captured striking images of beautiful and critically endangered Javan leopards. While resting, …