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Salmon Use Magnetic Map to Find Rivers

February 7, 2013, 12:00 pm

After traveling the Pacific Ocean for years, sockeye salmon find their way home to their birthplaces using the Earth’s magnetic field, new research shows.

Common Moles Can Smell in Stereo (Video)

February 5, 2013, 5:37 pm

The common mole, Scalopus aquaticus, can find its prey by smelling which direction it’s in, according to a new U.S. study.

New Memories Form Better After Removing Old Info

February 5, 2013, 11:00 am

Learning becomes harder as we get older due to a reduced ability to filter out old memories, according to new international research.

Skeleton Found in UK Parking Lot Was Richard III

February 4, 2013, 3:27 pm

Researchers in the United Kingdom confirmed Monday that a skeleton found beneath a parking lot in Leicester belonged to King Richard III.

Sleep Requirements Follow Natural Cycle

February 4, 2013, 1:07 pm

New Australian research has shown that sleep duration changes over several days, irrespective of timing, lifestyle, and environment.

Going, Going, Gone: The Where and Why of Memory Erasure

February 1, 2013, 9:00 am

If you could erase your memories, which ones would you choose?

Google Glass: Augmenting Minds or Helping Us Sleepwalk?

January 31, 2013, 1:31 pm

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google along with Larry Page, was photographed recently on the New York subway wearing Google Glass, the company’s latest offering to augment your [...]

What Do Fish Thoughts Look Like? (Video)

January 31, 2013, 12:00 pm

With new technology, scientists in Japan have detected the thought that went through a baby zebrafish’s brain when it spotted some delicious food.

Zinc-Rich Material Behaves Like Octopus Tentacles

January 30, 2013, 12:00 pm

The atomic structure of a zinc-based material has a surprising amount in common with the tentacles of an octopus, Oxford University researchers have found.

Mystery of Lost Homing Pigeons Finally Explained

January 29, 2013, 6:00 pm

Homing pigeons that disappeared during two 1998 races could not hear the infrasound signal from their roost.


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