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Baby Sharks Freeze to Prevent Predator Detection (Video)

January 10, 2013, 3:00 pm

Even while growing inside their egg cases, some embryonic sharks keep very still when predators are nearby to avoid being detected.

Pink-Flowered Plants Thriving in Gloomy Chinese Caves

January 7, 2013, 3:00 pm

In the limestone caves of China’s Guanxi Province, scientists have discovered a new type of nettle called Pilea cavernicola that grows in near darkness.

Jellyfish Blooms Linked With Periodic Global Fluctuations

January 4, 2013, 3:00 pm

Contrary to popular belief, the apparent increase in blooms of jellyfish around the world may simply be a natural rise and fall in populations over the decades.

Ice Age Predators Didn’t Die Out From Starvation

December 28, 2012, 3:30 pm

Right before the saber-toothed cats went extinct 12,000 years ago, they were probably enjoying plenty of prey instead of starving as scientists used to think.

Global Warming Unlikely to Cause Near-Term Extinction of Amazon Tree Species

December 27, 2012, 3:30 pm

New genetic analyses show that some common Amazon tree species are more than 8 million years old.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Thorny Babies Onboard

December 23, 2012, 3:00 pm

Thorny seahorses, Hippocampus histrix, inhabit sandy and reef substrates in the Western Pacific.

Multitasking Humpback Whales Sing in Feeding Grounds

December 19, 2012, 5:00 pm

Singing while eating isn’t recommended for humans, but humpback whales have been recorded doing so in a new study.

SCIENCE IN PICS: The Lure of the Painted Frogfish

December 14, 2012, 3:00 pm

The painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus, is also known as the painted anglerfish because it uses a lure to attract prey, like all frogfish.

Gold-Digging Termites Concentrate Minerals in Bodies and Nests

December 13, 2012, 3:30 pm

Termites can indicate the location of undiscovered deposits of gold and other metals, according to new Australian research.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Leaf Scorpionfish

December 7, 2012, 3:00 pm

Leaf scorpionfish are found in various parts of the world, including the tropical Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea.


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