This Is What It Looks Like When a Drone Flies Over a Hurricane
drone's view of hurricane
October 1st, 2014
Earlier this month when Hurricane Edouard was churning out over the Atlantic Ocean, NASA dispatched its Global Hawk drones to fly directly over the eye of the storm.
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Giant Clams' Shiny Shells Could Inspire New Solar Power Tech
giant clam
October 1st, 2014
Brilliant shades of blue and aqua coat the iridescent lips of giant clams, but these shiny cells aren't just for show, new research finds. The iridescent sheen directs beams of sunlight into the interior of the clam, providing light for algae inside.
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Obama's Brain-Mapping Project Gets $300 Million Funding Boost
human brain
October 1st, 2014
The president's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a boost by partnering with companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced today (Sept. 30).
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Half of Earth's Wildlife Lost Since 1970, Report Finds
lioness
September 30th, 2014
The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on Earth dropped by 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund's newly released Living Planet Report.
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In Africa, Anthrax Lures Animals to Their Death
A partially scavenged zebra carcass that died after becoming infected with the anthrax bacterium in Africa.
October 1st, 2014
Areas contaminated with anthrax lure grazing animals like zebras, which could lead to new rounds of infections. Anthrax-infected carcasses might release more nutrients into the soil than other carcasses, making the sites attractive to grazers.
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