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Opossums Could Hold the Key to Saving Snakebite Victims
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, opossums, immunity, snake venom, animals, discovery, interesting, research, science )

Lone
- 4 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Scientists have known since the 1940s that Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana) possessed some level of immunity to snake venom, Komives notes.
Altering Brain Chemistry Makes Us More Sensitive To Inequality
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, humans, impathy, interesting, medicine, research, study )

Kathy
- 4 days ago - myscienceacademy.org
What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate? UC Berkeley scientists have taken a big step in that direction.
Super-Rare Albino Tapir Photographed in Brazil
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, science, albinos, tapir, brazil, genetic mutation )

Lone
- 4 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Photographer's "heart skipped a beat" when he caught the piglike animal on camera in the Atlantic rain forest.
Woolly Mammoth Could Roam Again as Extinct DNA Merged With Elephant
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, concept, DNA, interesting, science, research, woolly mammoths )

Kathy
- 4 days ago - councilforresponsiblegenetics.org
A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic code of an elephant. Geneticists have studied DNA from mammoths which were preserved
Welcome to the 'Double El Nino' -- and More Extreme Weather
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, climate-change, extreme weather, science, scientists, interesting, humans, environment, study, research, world, news )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - pri.org
We're about to experience a "double El Nino", a rare weather phenomenon that climatologists had warned about several months ago. That means two consecutive years of the concentration of warm water in the Pacific Ocean that brings West Coast storms,...
Poisoning Rhino Horns Doesn't Hurt the Rhinos, But It May Keep Poachers Away ~ TEXT and AUDIO
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, rhino horns, poachers, research, scientists, science, environment, interesting, news, humans, technology )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - pri.org
Rhinos with poison-infused horns are roaming the bush in South Africa, frightening away poachers who don't want sell a toxic product to their clients in Asia. At least that's what Lorina Hern hopes.
New Titi Monkey Found: Fire-Tailed, With Sideburns
Science & Tech  (tags: monkey, fire-tailed, sideburns, brazil, animals, discovery, environment, habitat, interesting, research, science, scientists, society, world )

Lone
- 7 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
In 2011, while looking for animals in southern Brazil's Mato Grosso (map), Julio Dalponte noticed an unusual monkey with a reddish-orange tail, "like a blaze," he says.
Before Dinosaurs Ruled, the âEUR~Carolina ButcherâEUR(TM) Was Top Predator
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, discovery, interesting, news, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, North Carolina‚Äôs Pekin Formation, research, science )

Kayleen
- 7 days ago - csmonitor.com
This monstrosity was nine-feet long and ran on two legs. If you lived in Triassic North America 231-million-years ago you'd have to deal with this thing. However The Butcher lives on, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Two Vampire Crab Species Found, Are Already Popular Pets
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, environment, interesting, news, research, science )

Lone
- 7 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Spooky-eyed crustaceans sold as aquarium pets are two previously unknown species from Indonesia, a new study says.
Human Genome May Be Laced With More Than 100 Genes That Are Not Human, Study Suggests
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, genes, horizontal gene transfer, humans, interesting, science, research, world )

Kathy
- 10 days ago - oregonlive.com
Ever have those days when you just don't feel like yourself? In a sense, it's surprising we don't feel like that every day, given how much of ourselves that science suggests isn't really us or harkens back to an earlier ancestor.
Water Hoarding Begins in Brazil as One of the WorldâEUR(TM)s Largest Cities Runs Out of Water
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, interesting, world )

Marty
- 10 days ago - theepochtimes.com
The historic drought gripping South AmericaâEUR(TM)s largest nation is deepening, leading to rationing and forcing residents in one of the worldâEUR(TM)s biggest cities to hoard water...
Asteroid-Comet Hybrid Found With Unusual Set of Rings
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, asteroid-comet hybrids, discovery, interesting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, news, science, space )

Kayleen
- 11 days ago - sciencerecorder.com
Scientists just found a small, icy body called Chiron, classified as a "centaur", that contains Saturn-like rings. These rings mean that centaurs become very active as they orbit the sun, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Scientists Work Out the Weight of a Famous Stegosaurus
Science & Tech  (tags: National History Museum, London, ancient, animals, computers, interesting, NewTechnology, science, study, technology, scientists, 3-D Scanning )

Lone
- 12 days ago - popist.com
Because the Natural History Museum of London's Stegosaurus stenops (nicknamed Sophie) is the most complete in the world, scientists were able to use 3-D scanning to make a new estimate of her weight.
'Shark Lady' Eugenie Clark, Famed Marine Biologist, Has Died
Science & Tech  (tags: Eugenie Clark, Marine Biologist, death, conservation, shark behaviour, animals, environment, health, humans, interesting, science, study, world )

Lone
- 12 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
'Shark Lady' Eugenie Clark, Famed Marine Biologist, Has Died
New Documentary Exposes the Corporate- Backed 'Experts' Who Lie About Climate Change
Science & Tech  (tags: world, science, research, environment, ethics, politics, government, freedoms, dishonesty, interesting, media, sadness, climate-change, global warming, government, politics, humans, scientists )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - rawstory.com
For Naomi Oreskes, professor of scientific history at Harvard, there's no more vivid illustration of the bitter war between science and politics than Florida's ban on state employees using terms such as 'climate change' and 'global warming'.
 

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