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Madagascar’s Panther Chameleons Are Actually 11 Different Species


Researchers have discovered 11 new chameleon species in Madagascar, casually hiding in plain sight. What makes these lizards special is that their camouflage was so effective that biologists thought initially they were dealing with only one species – the panther ...

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NASA’s Langley Research Center Honored

NASA's Langley Research Center honored for its vertical flight contributions. / NASA

NASA engineers from the Langley Research Center have completed the flight test of a 10-engine, battery-powered prototype aircraft called Greased Lightning, which the agency plans to eventually develop into a personal air vehicle. The remotely piloted GL-10 prototype has transitioned from vertical ...

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The Hubble Telescope Photos Have Mesmerized Science For 25 Years

Planetary Nebula NGC 2818, Hubble Space Telescope /NASA

The Hubble space telescope began its task 25 years ago, peering from orbit into the fathomless universe and gathering images of stars and galaxies so far off in space and time that some had formed when the universe itself was forever ...

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Dolphins Are Picky When It Comes To Choosing Friends

Dolphins / Flickr

Intensive photo-ID surveys conducted along the IRL, which were carried out over a six- and-a-half year period, the researchers were able to learn about the association patterns as well as movement behavior and habitat preferences of some 200 individual dolphins. ...

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Successor To Hubble Space Telescope Aims To Find Alien Life

Hubble Space Telescope-up-close-by-NASA/Flickr

With the venerable and venerated Hubble Space Telescope reaching the 25th anniversary of its launch into orbit this year,it’s successor is being prepped for action by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. While it will succeed the Hubble once it’s finished being ...

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Saturn Spacecraft Cassini Returns To Rhea The Realm Of Icy Moons

Cassini captured these views of Saturn's icy moon Rhea. The spacecraft returned to equatorial orbits around Saturn in March after nearly two years, allowing the mission to once again have close encounters with moons other than Titan.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

A dual view of Saturn’s icy moon Rhea marks the return of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to the realm of the planet’s icy satellites. This follows nearly two years during which the spacecraft’s orbits carried it high above the planet’s poles. ...

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Smart Octopus Takes Camera And Snaps Photos Of Researchers

Impressive photography skills, octopus. (Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College) Photo/Reddit

An octopus used in research at Middlebury College turned the tables, or camera, on humans this week. The college’s digital media producer, Benjamin Savard, was testing out a Go Pro in the octopus’ tank when the incident happened. Neuroscience students ...

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Endangered White Rhino Dies, Only 5 Left Worldwide

Northern White Rhino. Photo/Shutterstock

SAN DIEGO — A northern white rhinoceros that zoo officials said was only one of six left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Angalifu, who was about 44 years old, apparently died of old ...

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