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Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, NOAA, marine, mystery, purple sea orb, pics )

Barb
- 61 days ago - foxnews.com
"Have a look at that dark purple blob on the left, there." With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coast of California.
Hobbit Find Shows Tiny Humans Shrank 'Rapidly'
Offbeat  (tags: Hobbit find, Humans, Scientists, Primitive Human )

Ray
- 113 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The story of humanity was rewritten 12 years ago by the discovery of the Hobbit. Now scientists unearth another twist to this epic tale.
Japanese Scientists Name Atomic Element 113 'Nihonium'
Offbeat  (tags: study, scientists, atoms, name, 113 )

Naoko
- 113 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Japanese scientists who discovered the atomic element 113 named it "nihonium" Wednesday evening.
Bedbugs Are Getting Harder to Kill, and Researchers May Have Figured Out Why
Offbeat  (tags: bedbugs, AUSTRALIA, scientists, RESEARCHERS, animals, environment, humans, pictures )

Lone
- 168 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
Australian bedbug scientists âEUR" yes, there is such a thing âEUR" have found a possible reason for why bedbugs are suddenly winning the war on humans: tougher shells.
The (Wobbly) March of the Penguins
Offbeat  (tags: Penguins, waddle, ice, treadmill, scientists )

Scooby
- 253 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Their comical waddle is a popular attraction at zoos around the world and has helped to cement penguins as stars of the screen in films such as March of the Penguins and Happy Feet.
Earth: These Are The Discoveries That Made Stephen Hawking Famous
Offbeat  (tags: space, discovery, scientists, genius, Stephen Hawking )

Ray
- 258 days ago - bbc.com
The legendary physicist has helped explain the behaviour of black holes and even examined the origin of the universe
Comet Wild 2 Dust 'Ballistics' Probed in 3D
Offbeat  (tags: comet residue, space, Scientists, USA )

Ray
- 263 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Ms White and her colleagues believe that mapping these tracks - made of empty space, squashed and melted aerogel, and minuscule amounts of comet residue - will yield valuable information about the original culprit grain.
Do We Underestimate the Power of Plants and Trees?
Offbeat  (tags: trees, Plants, intelligent, controversially, scientists )

Ray
- 314 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Research suggests plants might be capable of more than we suspect. Some scientists - controversially - describe plants as "intelligent".
Scientists Breed Beagles With Muscular Dystrophy in Bid to Develop Drugs Which Will Beat the Killer Disease
Offbeat  (tags: beagles, dogs, bred, Muscular Distrophy, scientists, uk, animal testing )

Scooby
- 320 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Scientists have bred a colony of beagles suffering with muscular dystrophy, in an attempt to develop drugs which would beat the killer disease in humans.
Scientist Under Attack After He Kills Bird That Took Decades to Find
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, rare birds, moustached kingfisher, scientists )

Tracy
- 348 days ago - theguardian.com
Case of the moustached kingfisher pits those who think collecting can save a species against those who believe we should never kill rare animals
Scientists Planning to Clone UK's Only Giant Panda to Save Them From Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: panda, uk, clone, scientists, animals, pictures, news )

Scooby
- 362 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Scientists are planning to clone the only giant pandas in the UK in a bid to save them from extinction.
Video of a Lifetime! A Glowing Sea Turtle!!
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, hawksbill sea turtle, endangered, bio-florescence, ocean, Solomon Islands, scientists )

Dianne
- 366 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Yes, this sea turtle glows neon green, red and orange!! It is stunningly beautiful.
Martian Salt Streaks 'Painted By Liquid Water'
Offbeat  (tags: space, mars, scientists, discovery )

Ray
- 367 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists think they can now tie dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars to periodic flows of liquid water.
Rare 'Healthy' Smokers' Lungs Explained
Offbeat  (tags: smoking, health, lungs, Scientists, Medical Research Council, UK )

Ray
- 367 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained by UK scientists.
Low-Fat Diets 'Better Than Cutting Carbs' for Weight Loss
Offbeat  (tags: food, nutrition, health, diet, carbohydrates, Scientists, US health study, USA )

Ray
- 412 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Cutting fat from your diet leads to more fat loss than reducing carbohydrates, a US health study shows.
 

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