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One free-roaming cat appears to have destroyed an entire sanctuary for threatened seabirds in the southwestern part of Australia, according to a recent study “Twinnies.”An adult Australian fairy tern, Sternula nereis nereis, broods her two chicks on the beach at Mandurah Estuary in Western Australia.(Credit: Claire Greenwell / Murdoch University) Claire Greenwell / Murdoch University
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L.A. Zoo’s science, research, and captive breeding expertise is often utilized in the community and around the world to save endangered species in the wild. Recchio’s team breeds the assurance colony of Southern mountain yellow-legged frog tadpoles in a quiet, temperature-controlled, biosecure closet-like shed that’s big enough for about three people, a few dozen adult
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ULA launching another WGS satellite in 2017, a mission some experts say the future Space Force could someday perform with low-cost small satellites from Low Earth Orbit. Photo By: Courtesy of United Launch Alliance The late summer heat is almost unbearable in Logan, Utah. Yet we still come in waves of thousands this year, to
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An illustration of an active black hole, one that accretes matter and accelerates a portion of it outwards in two perpendicular jets. The normal matter undergoing an acceleration like this describes how quasars work extremely well. The matter that falls into a black hole, of any variety, will be responsible for additional growth in both
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Specialists are eating the world. Tiger parents push their kids to get an early start and develop enough expertise to distinguish themselves for admissions committees from preschool through college. Academic departments push exquisite depth, seeking scholars to drill down and become world authorities in ever more narrow subjects. Corporate hiring managers seek candidates for roles
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Virgin Galactic’s Gaia lounge at its new spaceport Virgin Galactic 2019 Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic unveiled the interiors of its new New Mexico spaceport Thursday, giving the public a glimpse of how the first $250,000-ticket tourists will spend their time before boarding suborbital space flights next year. “We’re on the home stretch now,” said Virgin
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The bioluminescent ‘flashlight fish’ (Anomalops katoptron) is equipped with a specialized light organ under each eye. These organs are home to light-releasing bacteria which give off a ‘blink’ of light at the discretion of the flashlight fish. The flashlight fish uses organs housing light-emitting bacteria for bioluminescence. While the bacteria themselves are always producing light, the
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Bleach may be great for cleaning floors but not the inside of your body. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty About to drink the Miracle Mineral Solution? Well, put drinking this “miracle” on ice. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the Miracle Mineral Solution and similar products: “If you’re drinking ‘Miracle’ or ‘Master’ Mineral
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This is what happens when a star turns itself inside out in less than a second. NASA/CXC/SAO It’s one thing to say that supernova explosions are bright. Is another thing completely to understand what that actually means. So let’s go on a little adventure. Supernovas are the deaths of the most massive stars in the
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Dr. Sonia Batten, an oceanographer at the Marine Biological Association, first suspected pink salmon were causing problems in the North Pacific when she noticed a ‘see-saw’ effect between populations of pink salmon and the tiny shrimp-like animals they feed on; pink salmon are abundant in odd-numbered years, while their zooplankton shrimp-snacks are abundant in even-numbered years. Catch of pink salmon
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