Incredible Video: Curious Whale Inspects Underwater Robot
Sperm whale
April 15th, 2015
A lucky group of ocean lovers got the surprise of a lifetime when a huge sperm whale swam into their live video broadcast.
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3,000 Goldfish! Dumped Aquarium Pets Multiply in Lake
Thousands of goldfish showed up in Teller Lake #5 this March.
April 9th, 2015
They multiply like … fish! Apparently, a handful of goldfish dumped into a lake in Boulder, Colorado, just three years ago have reproduced and now number in the thousands.
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Mysterious Desert Fairy Circles Share Pattern with Skin Cells
Fairy circles and skin cells
April 9th, 2015
Dotting the arid grasslands of Namibia, fairy circles have long baffled scientists as to how these round grassy patches form and why they disappear for seemingly no reason. The circles, researchers say, share an identical pattern with skin cells.
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Pop! Knuckle-Cracking Noise Finally Explained
An MRI image of the same hand before knuckle cracking (left) and after (right), showing the void (dark spot) in the joint fluid that forms when the knuckles are cracked.
April 15th, 2015
The "Wayne Gretzky of knuckle cracking" subjects himself to an MRI for science and reveals the real reason that cracking joints go pop.
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In Photos: Thousands of Goldfish Swarm in Colorado Lake
Thousands of koi goldfish showed up in Teller Lake #5 this March.
April 9th, 2015
Thousands of goldfish were spotted in March in Teller Lake #5 off Arapahoe Road in Boulder, Colorado, and biologists are concerned. Here's a look at the fish-filled lake.
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Bizarre Syndrome Makes Visitors to Jerusalem Go Crazy
Jerusalem
April 3rd, 2015
Since ancient times, Jerusalem has been a magnet for religious pilgrims from some of the world's largest faiths — namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But for a small percentage of these visitors, their reverence may become pathological.
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How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?
Illustration showing the layers of Earth.
March 31st, 2015
Past calculations made an assumption about Earth's layers that doesn't hold up, meaning if a person dug a tunnel through the planet, they could fall through to the other side quickly, though they could get sucked back in at the other end.
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Giant Atom Smasher Revs up: Physicists Reveal What They're Looking For
Large Hadron Collider
April 13th, 2015
From particles from another dimension to twins of the Higgs Boson, here are the exotic particles scientists are most hopeful of finding at the Large Hadron Collider.
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Solving the Four Corners Mystery: Probes Map Methane 'Hot Spot'
The desert Four Corners region contains beautiful landforms like Shiprock in New Mexico.
April 9th, 2015
Scientists are working to unravel the mystery of a methane blob over the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest. The hot spot, first detected from space, contains a significant amount of the greenhouse gas.
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2011 Japan Tsunami Unleashed Ozone-Destroying Chemicals
An aerial view of damage to Sukuiso, Japan, a week after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the area in March, 2011.
April 3rd, 2015
The 2011 Japan tsunami released thousands of tons of ozone-destroying chemicals and greenhouse gases into the air.
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