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Climate Change Killed The Woolly Mammoth?

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Video may have killed the radio star but something more serious took down the woolly mammoth. According to a new study recently published in the journal Science, abrupt global warming may have been what caused the mass extinction of woolly ...

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Why Does Fat Taste Nasty? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why does fat taste nasty?” Good question. Timely too. (OK, maybe it’s not that good. Still, it helps us put off answering questions about why other things taste nasty. Wait’ll you hear ...

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Sea World Whales Live As Long As Killer Whales In The Wild

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According to a new peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Mammalogy, killer whales at Sea World live as long as killer whales in the wild. The new study is titled “Comparisons of life-history parameters between free-ranging and captive killer ...

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Polar Bears Will Starve Due To Climate Change

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According to a new study recently published in the online journal Science, polar bears are in danger and the cause currently appears to be climate change. An investigative team from the University of Wyoming in Laramie decided to find out ...

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Why Can’t There Be Kryptonite? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition The Why. “Why can’t there be Kryptonite?” Good question. Timely too. (OK, it might be a bit geeky but, hey, it still beats answering some of the nasty questions in the Why File. Seriously? We ...

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Beachgoers Beware: Fecal Contamination In Sand


Going to the beach? Watch out for all the cr*p in the sand . . . literally. According to a study recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the sand at that beach may have more germs in ...

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Bacon Of The Sea


It tastes like bacon . . . but it’s good for you. A group of researchers at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon have discovered a new health food that tastes like bacon. The team from OSU has a new, ...

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Pentaquark Particle: 50-Year-Old Puzzle Solved

pentaquark particle

Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to solve a 50-year-old puzzle after proving the existence of pentaquark particle – the building blocks of matter – scientists said Tuesday. Quarks are tiny ingredients of sub-atomic particles such ...

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Why Does A Carnivorous Plant Attract Bats? — ‘The Why’


Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why does a carnivorous plant attract bats?” Good question. Timely too. (OK, it might not be the best question to discuss at meal time but, hey, it still beats answering some other ...

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Elon Musk: Cause Of SpaceX Rocket Explosion Still Unknown


As previously reported, late last month, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in mid-air three minutes into the launch sequence. The rocket had been ready to fly to the ISS (International Space Station), deliver some supplies and then return to ...

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