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Researchers discover tiny ‘glow-in-the-dark’ shark

Marine wildlife researchers claimed to have discovered a previously unknown tiny ‘glow-in-the-dark’ shark in the deep ocean off the coast of Central America.

Etmopterus benchleyi, which researchers also called the Ninja Laternshark, was first found swimming nearly 1,000 feet below the... read more

Genome Sequencing of Ireland’s Earliest Settlers

A team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen's University Belfast has done remarkable job by sequencing some of the oldest genomes from ancient humans in Ireland. They have sequenced the genome of an early farmer woman that was 5200 years old along with the... read more

Rare flower that smells like rotting flesh blooming in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden near Adelaide

People in huge numbers gathered in the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden near Adelaide to get a glimpse of an uncommon flower that smells like rotting flesh and is nearly 2 metres tall.

Commonly known as the corpse flower, the Amorphophallus titanium has started opening in the garden's... read more

Aerial Imaging allows In-depth Individual Tree-level Analysis in California

Researchers use satellite data and laser-imaging technology to demonstrate the dramatic effects of ongoing drought in California. More than 888 million Californian trees have faced devastating impacts of drought--related water losses since 2011, according to a study published in Proceedings of... read more

12 Feet Long Rare Giant Squid Spotted on Japanese Harbor on Christmas Eve

People in Japan got a surprising Christmas present when a giant squid made rare up-close appearance in Toyama Bay. Also known as an Architeuthis squid, it swam beneath boats for a long time before heading back to sea.

People who were treated to the rate sighting of the creature captured... read more

50-Foot-Long Humpback Whale Spotted Inside Narragansett Bay

Monday morning at Rhode Island came along with something really unusual. A North Kingstown Harbormaster Ed Hughes said he was making the rounds at a marina at Allen Harbor north of Quonset Point on Monday morning when he suddenly spotted a giant humpback whale.

Ed Hughes said he has even... read more

NASA Calls off Next Mars Mission for at Least 26 Months

Space enthusiasts who were eagerly waiting for NASA’s next Mars mission got disappointed when the US space agency broke the news that it will not launch its InSight spacecraft to the Red Planet in March due to a leak in the craft’s primary scientific instrument.

On December 22, NASA said... read more

China’s Boyalife won’t create human clones

China-based Boyalife Group, one of the world’s largest cloning factories, has announced that it will not create human clones any time soon, even if technology allows it to do so.

Boyalife has already added hundreds of cloned bomb-sniffing dogs to anti-terrorism campaigns all through the... read more

Cloning to give ancient ‘Lady Liberty’ new life

Following the demise of its larger, older and better-known sibling the Senator, an attempt is being made to give 2,000-year-old cypress tree “Lady Liberty” a new life through cloning.

The Senator at Big Tree Park in Seminole County burned down in January 2012. The demise of the Senator... read more

Giant squid makes rare appearance off Japan

Fishermen and other spectators on a pier in Toyama Bay in central Japan were recently treated to a rare sighting of a giant squid, which is known to be one of least seen deep sea creatures in the world.

On Christmas Eve, a giant squid swam under fishing boats, very close to the surface of... read more

Researchers capture New Caledonian crows’ Most Complex Handiwork on Video

On our home planet Earth, there are two species that are known to use hook-shaped tools: humans and New Caledonian crows. Researchers, for the first time ever, have captured the birds using the tools.

There are crows across the world, but the crows on New Caledonia, which is a forested... read more

New Horizons records spectacular images of Pluto’s surface using LORRI and MVIC

While flying by Pluto, New Horizons has captured stunning pictures of the icy world’s surface with the help of the LORRI and MVIC cameras. The plasma and dust environments have been recorded by it using the PEPSSI, SWAP and SDC instruments.

However, an instrument developed for measuring... read more

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