Smart News Science | Smithsonian feed for Smart News ScienceenFri, 13 Sep 2019 21:23:37 +0000Common Pesticides Delay Songbird Migration, Trigger Significant Weight Loss six hours of ingesting a high dose of pesticide, sparrows lost six percent of their body weight and 17 percent of their fat stores Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:23:37 +0000Rats Learned to Play Hide and Seek to Help Study the Brain animals squeaked and jumped for joy during the game, a sign that they enjoy play just as much as humansFri, 13 Sep 2019 18:18:14 +0000Study Reveals Lost Continent Demolished by Europe research recreates the history of Greater Adria, which slipped under the Eurasian plate 120 million years agoFri, 13 Sep 2019 16:17:21 +00001.7-Million-Year-Old Rhino Tooth Provides Oldest DNA Data Ever Studied read the proteins preserved in the tooth enamel of an ancient rhino, a trick that may allow them to sequence fossils millions of years oldThu, 12 Sep 2019 16:52:08 +0000Ghost Crabs Use Teeth in Their Stomachs to Ward Off Predators crustaceans produce guttural growls when danger nearsThu, 12 Sep 2019 16:14:49 +0000Astronomers Spot a Comet That Likely Came From a Different Solar System 'Oumuamua, the newly detected rock is just the second known object to visit from interstellar spaceThu, 12 Sep 2019 15:53:25 +0000Found: A Hub Where Humpback Whales Share Their Songs new study has found that whales from diverse locations gather at the Kermadec Islands, where they seem to transmit unique dittiesThu, 12 Sep 2019 14:32:36 +0000Prehistoric Farmers' Teeth Show Humans Were Drinking Animal Milk 6,000 Years Ago new study suggests Neolithic Britons processed raw milk to reduce its lactose contentWed, 11 Sep 2019 18:58:03 +0000This London Gallery Is Working to Be One of the World's Most Accessible Museums Wellcome Collection's latest permanent exhibition focuses on design features and curatorial approaches suggested by individuals with disabilitiesWed, 11 Sep 2019 17:48:19 +0000Massive 'Ice Dragon' Ruled the Skies Above Ancient Alberta newly described pterosaur with a wingspan over 30-feet was one of the largest flying creatures to ever existWed, 11 Sep 2019 17:14:35 +0000A Rare Harvest 'Micromoon' Will Light Up the Sky on Friday the 13th United States hasn’t experienced a nation-wide full moon on this superstitious date since 2000Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:25:24 +0000Hundreds of Ancient Footprints Reveal a Snapshot of Neanderthal Family Life group of 257 footprints in Normandy come from 10 to 13 people, mostly children scampering around near the beachTue, 10 Sep 2019 18:59:21 +0000How Antarctica’s Only Native Insect Survives the Freezing Temperatures midges rely on a process known as rapid cold hardening to protect against the southernmost continent’s harsh conditionsTue, 10 Sep 2019 18:21:04 +0000American Becomes First to Visit the Five Deepest Spots in World's Oceans Vescovo recently concluded his Five Deeps Expedition, piloting a custom-built submarine to the deepest trenches on EarthTue, 10 Sep 2019 16:14:58 +0000Hurricane Dorian Unearths Civil War Cannonballs at South Carolina Beach first, the couple who discovered the pair of cannonballs thought they'd simply stumbled upon a rockTue, 10 Sep 2019 16:12:50 +0000Climate Change Has Shrunk Sweden’s Highest Peak southern peak of the Kebnekaise mountain has been deemed shorter than its northern counterpart for the first time since measurements began in 1880Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:54:50 +0000Wolves Gave Tibetan Mastiffs Their Mountaineering Genes big, shaggy dogs of the Himalayas are 50 percent more efficient at transporting hemoglobin than lowland poochesMon, 09 Sep 2019 17:55:11 +0000Monster Invasive Tumbleweed Is Outgrowing Its Parent Species once thought the hybrid <i>Salsola ryanii</i> would not be able to survive the hot, dry conditions of the West. They were wrongMon, 09 Sep 2019 17:00:15 +0000India Locates Lost Lunar Lander but Struggles to Reestablish Contact Vikram spacecraft went offline minutes before it was scheduled to touch down near the south pole of the moonMon, 09 Sep 2019 11:00:00 +0000Astronomers Puzzle Over Short-Lived Glowing Green Light Bursts ultra luminous X-rays lasted about 10 days in the aptly named Fireworks galaxyFri, 06 Sep 2019 19:37:25 +0000Baby Sea Turtles’ Fossilized Tracks Found in South Africa recorded trackways left by relatives of modern loggerhead and leatherback turtlesFri, 06 Sep 2019 17:30:47 +0000A Huge Underwater Observatory Has Vanished Without a Trace instrument, located off Germany’s Baltic coast, cost more than $330,000. But its data was ‘priceless,’ one expert saidFri, 06 Sep 2019 15:34:09 +0000Michigan Plants 1,000 ‘Happy Little Trees’ in Honor of Bob Ross of volunteers replaced damaged and diseased trees with the saplings, which are grown by prison inmatesFri, 06 Sep 2019 15:16:09 +0000Ancient Worm Died in Its Tracks, Shedding Light on Animal Movement 550 million-year-old fossil shows familiar animals evolved before the Cambrian ExplosionFri, 06 Sep 2019 15:02:01 +0000A Rooster Named Maurice Can Keep on Crowing, French Court Rules‘Maurice has won a battle for the whole of France,” the bird’s owner saidThu, 05 Sep 2019 16:41:26 +0000Wildfires Are Destroying Bolivia's Rock Art set by farmers hoping to clear land for agriculture pose a threat to archaeological sites across the South American countryThu, 05 Sep 2019 15:10:57 +0000Squirrels Eavesdrop on Birds to Check if Danger Has Passed study suggests eastern grays exposed to predators' calls resume normal activities more quickly after tuning in to birds’ casual chatterThu, 05 Sep 2019 15:02:01 +0000Could This New Mineral Be From a Destroyed Planet's Core? of new mineral, edscottite, were found in the Wedderburn meteorite, which was originally collected in Australia in 1951Wed, 04 Sep 2019 20:48:31 +0000Hurricane Dorian Batters the Bahamas Before Barreling Along the U.S. Coast storm caused historic damage in the Caribbean islands, where it hovered for some 48 hoursWed, 04 Sep 2019 19:18:06 +0000Moonlight Helps White Barn Owls Stun Their Prey were surprised to find that brilliant white plumage, which makes the owls more visible at night, did not impact the birds' ability to huntWed, 04 Sep 2019 19:13:19 +0000Dog Breeding Has Changed Pooches’ Brains new study has found that key anatomical differences in dogs’ brains are linked to the behaviors they were bred to performTue, 03 Sep 2019 20:46:28 +0000China Claims Lunar Rover Found a Gel-Like Substance on the Moon suspect the material may be glass created during a meteorite impactTue, 03 Sep 2019 18:07:37 +0000The Last 14 Loa Water Frogs Had to Be Rescued From Their Natural Habitat lone Chilean stream where the frogs live had been dried up by illegal water extractionFri, 30 Aug 2019 18:06:32 +0000Medication Mix-Up Leaves 17 Children Suffering From ‘Werewolf Syndrome’ to distribution error at Spanish laboratory, anti-baldness medication was sold as acid reflux treatmentFri, 30 Aug 2019 16:34:05 +0000Wildlife Trade Conference Imposes Near-Total Ban on Sending Wild African Elephants to Zoos loophole continues to allow the practice in “exceptional circumstances”Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:25:57 +0000Parasite Spread by House Cats Is Killing California’s Sea Otters counter the parasite's spread, cat owners should keep their pets indoor and dispose of feline feces in the trash rather than the toilet or outdoorsThu, 29 Aug 2019 16:59:21 +0000Glass Models of Decaying Fruit Set to Go on View After Two Decades in Storage to serve as teaching tools, the delicate glassware reveals the ravages of such diseases as peach leaf curl, pear scab and gray moldThu, 29 Aug 2019 06:00:00 +0000To Clean Up Everest, Nepal Is Banning Single-Use Plastics on the Mountain this year, volunteers collected three metric tons of garbage from the famed landmarkWed, 28 Aug 2019 18:24:14 +0000Listen to the Sounds of Succulents at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ongoing installation encourages visitors to interact with prickly cacti, palm plants and potted succulentsWed, 28 Aug 2019 16:59:56 +0000Hawaii's Rapture Reef Was Flattened by Last Year's Hurricane Walaka first NOAA survey since the Category 3 storm hit found the coral reef in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument was demolishedWed, 28 Aug 2019 16:25:58 +0000Astronomers Name Five of Jupiter's New Moons contest earlier this year helped determine the names of the new moons—all named after lovers or offspring of the god Jupiter, aka ZeusTue, 27 Aug 2019 20:00:57 +0000These Caterpillars Can Detect Color Using Their Skin, Not Their Eyes experiments, peppered moth caterpillars successfully camouflaged themselves even when blindfoldedTue, 27 Aug 2019 16:51:23 +0000Remembering Liane Russell, the Geneticist Who Studied Radiation's Harmful Effects on Embryos’s pioneering research led to careful guidelines for administering radiological procedures to women of child-bearing age Mon, 26 Aug 2019 17:15:22 +0000Turquoise-Tinted Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka species is only the second member of its genus ever found in the South Asian countryMon, 26 Aug 2019 16:55:21 +0000Eggs Successfully Collected from the Last Two Northern White Rhinos in fertility science will hopefully allow researchers to implant embryos of the species into surrogate southern white rhinosFri, 23 Aug 2019 17:19:27 +0000Florida Authorities Investigate a Disorder Affecting Panthers' Ability to Walk crippling condition appears to hamper the big cats’ back leg coordinationFri, 23 Aug 2019 16:18:53 +0000Three Things to Know About the Fires Blazing Across the Amazon Rainforest say the majority of blazes were set by farmers hoping to clear land for agricultural endeavorsThu, 22 Aug 2019 21:10:02 +0000Practice Will Make You Better, but Maybe Not the Best study replicating the basis of the '10,000 hour rule' suggests that factors besides practice hours determine the skills of elite musicians Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:34:44 +0000500-Year-Old Inca Mummy Repatriated to Bolivia Ñusta, or 'Princess,' the mummy represents the first archaeologically significant set of remains to be repatriated to the Andean countryThu, 22 Aug 2019 17:38:59 +0000New Species of Stegosaurus Unearthed in Mountains of Morocco new fossil suggests the dinos were around longer and roamed farther than previously believedThu, 22 Aug 2019 15:18:23 +0000Astronomers Spy the Surface of an Airless, Mercury-Like World rocky exoplanet orbits an M dwarf star, leading scientists to question whether such environments could support atmospheres and lifeWed, 21 Aug 2019 19:39:42 +0000California Will Build the Largest Wildlife Crossing in the World overpass will provide safe passage for mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes and other wild animals crossing the 101 FreewayWed, 21 Aug 2019 16:15:32 +0000Plague-Infected Prairie Dogs Cause Parks to Close Near Denver dog burrows are being dusted with insecticide to stop the spread of the disease transmitted via fleasWed, 21 Aug 2019 15:35:17 +0000The Term ‘Museum’ May Be Getting Redefined experts are divided on the proposed new definitionTue, 20 Aug 2019 18:05:55 +0000Hurricanes Are Making This Spider Species More Aggressive new findings have broader implications for understanding extreme weather events’ effects on animal behaviorTue, 20 Aug 2019 16:46:24 +0000Could Goats Help Solve Portugal’s Wildfire Crisis? 11,000 goats are involved in a pilot program to help reduce overgrowth that fuels forest firesMon, 19 Aug 2019 21:28:27 +0000See the Face of Hilda, a Toothless Iron Age Druid Woman Scottish university student has recreated Hilda's likeness out of waxMon, 19 Aug 2019 19:31:43 +0000A Beloved Baby Dugong Has Died After Ingesting Plastic orphaned marine mammal became an internet sensation after images of her nuzzling human caretakers went viralMon, 19 Aug 2019 15:46:45 +0000Ice Age Humans Likely Played Major Role in Cave Bears’ Extinction have long debated whether human activity or climate change precipitated the species' demiseFri, 16 Aug 2019 19:33:01 +0000Two Male Penguins in Berlin Join Long Line of Same-Sex Pairs to Adopt an Egg and Ping have happily nurtured everything from rocks to fish before zookeepers let them incubate an eggFri, 16 Aug 2019 18:57:43 +0000Interspecies Breeding Is Responsible for Some Squirrels’ Black Coloring mutation originated in fox squirrels but spread to eastern gray squirrels via matingFri, 16 Aug 2019 16:10:41 +0000Were Neanderthals Getting Surfer's Ear From Diving for Seafood? bony growths appear after repeated exposure to cold water and were found on half of the Neanderthal skulls examinedThu, 15 Aug 2019 20:03:49 +0000F.D.A. Approves New Treatment for Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis drug regimen involves just five pills taken orally for a duration of six monthsThu, 15 Aug 2019 17:06:57 +0000Here's How That Internet-Famous 'Fish Tube' Works cheap, efficient pneumatic tubes may be a good solution for helping salmon and other migratory species move past damsThu, 15 Aug 2019 16:53:15 +0000A Human-Sized Penguin Once Waddled Through New Zealand leg bones of Crossvallia waiparensis suggest it was more than five feet tall and weighed up to 176 poundsWed, 14 Aug 2019 19:22:28 +0000One Concussion-Free Football Season Can Still Damage Players’ Brains new study found that more than two-thirds of subjects experienced a decrease in structural integrity of the brain by the end of the college seasonWed, 14 Aug 2019 17:49:52 +0000Researchers Have Finally Found an Effective Treatment for Ebola treatments have been found to reliably help patients resist the deadly virus—just nine months after a clinical trial beganWed, 14 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000Rare Lightning Strikes Detected 300 Miles From North Pole temps, low moisture and a stable atmosphere usually prevent thunderstorms from developing in the ArcticTue, 13 Aug 2019 19:52:09 +0000Trump Administration Overhauls How the Endangered Species Act Is Enforced say that the new rules limit much-needed protections for at-risk wildlife Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:31:47 +0000A Banana-Destroying Fungus Has Arrived in the Americas so-called Panama disease targets bananas’ vascular systems to prevent fruit from growingTue, 13 Aug 2019 15:49:57 +0000Astronauts Test Out Their Sleek New SpaceX Flight Suits SpaceX designed pressure suits are more form fitting and maneuverable than the Space Shuttle's orange suitsMon, 12 Aug 2019 18:18:26 +0000How Did the World’s Largest Frog Get So Big? Possibly by Building Its Own Ponds new study documents the unique nest-building habits of the Goliath frogMon, 12 Aug 2019 18:09:51 +0000Researchers Think They Know Why Cats Eat Grass to popular belief, grass only occasionally makes cats vomitMon, 12 Aug 2019 18:07:23 +0000The U.S. Loses a Football Field-Sized Patch of Nature Every 30 Seconds new report outlines the benefits offered by preserving 30 percent of the country’s remaining natural land and oceans by 2030Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:08:54 +0000Archaeologists Uncover Evidence of an Ancient High-Altitude Human Dwelling trove of artifacts have surfaced in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains, at a rocky site more than 11,000 feet above sea levelFri, 09 Aug 2019 17:17:46 +0000Fossil Trees Reveal the Oldest Known Forest in Asia grove of lycopsid trees is 365 million years old and covers 2.7 million square feetFri, 09 Aug 2019 16:32:23 +0000The Scientists Who Stared at Gulls new study suggests that watching the birds as they approach will slow them down or scare them offThu, 08 Aug 2019 20:47:18 +0000Why Scientists Are Making Vodka in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone’s perfectly safe to drink, according to a new reportThu, 08 Aug 2019 18:14:49 +0000A Crashed Spacecraft Might Have Put Earth's Most Indestructible Organisms on the Moon microscopic tardigrades were part of a lunar library sent aboard the Beresheet lander that crashed last AprilWed, 07 Aug 2019 19:26:45 +0000This Chonky Ancient Bird Is the World’s Largest Known Parrot in New Zealand, the bird has been dubbed ‘Squawkzilla’Wed, 07 Aug 2019 18:53:05 +0000Toxic Pesticides Are Driving Insect ‘Apocalypse’ in the U.S., Study Warns country's agricultural landscape is now 48 times more toxic to insects than it was 25 years agoWed, 07 Aug 2019 15:29:12 +0000Last Month Was the Hottest July in Recorded History EU's weather satellites show the global average was 0.072 higher than July 2016, the previous record holderTue, 06 Aug 2019 20:04:04 +0000It Will Take New Zealand 50 Million Years to Recover Its Lost Bird Biodiversity of the country’s unique avian taxa have gone extinct since humans came to the islandTue, 06 Aug 2019 18:18:41 +0000Fossils Reveal Why Coyotes Outlived Saber-Toothed Cats to popular belief, carnivorous cats and canines probably didn't hunt the same limited pool of preyTue, 06 Aug 2019 16:54:53 +0000Eating Even One Piece of Plastic Has Health Consequences for Baby Seabirds study of fleshy-footed shearwater babies found plastic increased their cholesterol, impacted their kidneys and disrupted normal growthMon, 05 Aug 2019 20:20:20 +0000After 30 Years, a South African Dinosaur Is Identified as a New Species fossil, held for decades at the University of Witwatersrand, was previously thought to belong to the most common dinosaur species in South AfricaMon, 05 Aug 2019 19:03:12 +0000Greenland Lost 12.5 Billion Tons of Ice in a Single Day amount of ice collectively lost last Wednesday and Thursday would be enough to cover Florida in almost five inches of waterMon, 05 Aug 2019 17:03:09 +0000Nevada Has a Massive New Dark Sky Sanctuary night skies at 100,000-acre Massacre Ridge are some of the starriest in the worldFri, 02 Aug 2019 19:00:45 +0000Would You Like to Buy an Extinct Volcano? U.K.’s Posbury Clump may not have the snazziest of names, but the site boasts a rich history—and is available for around $60,700Fri, 02 Aug 2019 18:41:12 +0000New 3-D Map Shows Milky Way's Big Twist mapping the distance of Cepheid stars, researchers reveal that our galaxy is warpedFri, 02 Aug 2019 18:38:51 +0000Turtle Embryos May Be Able to Influence Their Sex by Moving Around Inside the Egg embryos found the so-called 'Goldilocks' temperature zone, sex selection was randomized, producing a nearly even split between males and femalesFri, 02 Aug 2019 15:28:29 +0000Artificially Conceived Southern White Rhino Offers Hope for Critically Endangered Cousin are working to bring northern white rhinos back from the brink by using southern females as surrogate mothersThu, 01 Aug 2019 19:27:40 +0000There Are ‘At Most’ 19 Vaquitas Left in the Wild alarming new study documents the continued decline of the critically endangered porpoise—but it may still be possible to save the speciesThu, 01 Aug 2019 16:39:26 +0000Male Black Widow Spiders Find Potential Mates by Following Other Suitors’ Trails this strategy may seem counterintuitive, researchers say speedy tracking is an important factor in successful courtshipThu, 01 Aug 2019 16:19:00 +0000Rare, Mosquito-Borne Virus Found in Several Chickens in Florida only way to prevent eastern equine encephalitis virus, which causes brain-swelling and has a high mortality rate, is to avoid mosquito bitesThu, 01 Aug 2019 15:06:27 +0000This Iron Age Celtic Woman Was Buried in a Hollowed-Out Tree Trunk woman performed little physical labor during her lifetime and enjoyed a rich diet of starchy and sweetened foodsWed, 31 Jul 2019 18:06:24 +0000More Than 200 Reindeer Starved to Death in Norway think climate change is to blameWed, 31 Jul 2019 16:55:28 +0000Researchers Document First Known Case of Dolphin Mom Adopting Whale Calf melon-headed male whale actively competed for his adoptive mother's attention, repeatedly shoving his bottlenose dolphin sister out of the wayWed, 31 Jul 2019 16:49:44 +0000Ethiopia Plants 350 Million Trees in 12 Hours—a New Record government claims that volunteers at 1,000 sites participated in the coordinated reforestation effortsTue, 30 Jul 2019 20:01:45 +0000Swarms of Grasshoppers Invading Las Vegas Are Visible on Radar say the insects are migrating north in response to unusually heavy rainfall in the regionTue, 30 Jul 2019 16:42:54 +0000The Arctic Is Experiencing Its Worst Wildfire Season on Record infernos released 50 megatons of carbon dioxide—the equivalent of Sweden’s total annual emissions—into the atmosphere in June aloneMon, 29 Jul 2019 19:49:04 +0000Traces of WWII Veteran’s Doomed Final Flight May Have Been Located in the Chesapeake Bay definitive traces of either the pilot or his plane have materialized since the 1945 crashMon, 29 Jul 2019 19:36:01 +0000Apollo 11 Mission Memorialized With 2,200 Pounds of Butter buttery Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, along with a couple cows, are on display at the Ohio State FairMon, 29 Jul 2019 16:46:01 +0000Sixteen Black Rhinos Successfully Relocated to eSwatini critically endangered animals had been living in South Africa, where poaching threats are highFri, 26 Jul 2019 20:20:05 +0000Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife's handFri, 26 Jul 2019 16:15:32 +0000Empty-Nester Loons Adopt a Mallard Chick in Northern Wisconsin two months the duckling has learned to eat fish, dive and just hang out on on mom and dad's backsFri, 26 Jul 2019 16:08:31 +0000Deep-Sea Snail Builds Its Own Ironclad Suit of Armor. But Even That Can't Protect It From Ocean Mining sea pangolin only lives by a few hydrothermal vents in the Indian Ocean, which are being targeted by deep-sea minersThu, 25 Jul 2019 20:54:00 +0000Cowboy Boots Purchased in the U.S. Played Part in Pangolins’ Decline 2000, imported pangolin skins were widely used in the production of exotic leather accessoriesThu, 25 Jul 2019 20:01:37 +0000The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made of Recycled Materials design for the medals, created by Junichi Kawanishi, were unveiled this weekThu, 25 Jul 2019 16:39:27 +0000Heading to the Beach? Beware the Fecal Bacteria new report found that more than 2,600 sites in the U.S. and Puerto Rico were “potentially unsafe” for at least one day in 2018 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 17:37:06 +0000Laugh Tracks Make Bad Jokes Funnier, According to Science bursts of audience laughter hated by TV critics do induce laughter, meaning the sit-com giggles are here to stayWed, 24 Jul 2019 17:25:30 +0000Why Archaeologists and Volcanologists Are Clashing Over Excavations at Pompeii Roberto Scandone argues that enthusiasm for archaeology has yielded an “act of vandalism to volcanology”Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:35:48 +0000Why Florida Crocs Are Thriving Outside a Nuclear Power Plant is the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station the reptilian utopia that it seems? Tue, 23 Jul 2019 19:36:13 +0000Unhatched Bird Embryos Communicate With Siblings by Vibrating Their Shells seabirds exposed to nestmates' warnings exhibit behavioral and physiological adaptations designed to help avoid predatorsTue, 23 Jul 2019 19:17:22 +0000Plaque Memorializes First Icelandic Glacier Lost to Climate Change 2014, the Okjökull was declared dead after dwindling from over 5 square miles to a mound of "dead ice"Tue, 23 Jul 2019 17:14:45 +0000This New Shark Species Looks Like a Tiny Sperm Whale 5.5-inch-long <em>Mollisquama mississippiensis</em>—one of only two pocket shark specimens known to science—also glows in the darkMon, 22 Jul 2019 17:44:39 +0000The World's Northernmost Permanent Settlement Set a Record High Temperature military installation of Alert on Ellesmere Island, 600 miles from the North Pole, hit 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit last weekMon, 22 Jul 2019 16:35:51 +0000Wolves and Bears Are Being Returned to a Rare Patch of Ancient Woodland in Britain Bristol Zoological Society is launching an animal exhibit that will see the predators share a U.K. habitat for the first time in 1,000 yearsMon, 22 Jul 2019 15:45:59 +0000The California Condor Nearly Went Extinct. Now, the 1000th Chick of a Recovery Program Has Hatched.“When we confirmed it…it was just this feeling of overwhelming joy,” one wildlife expert saidMon, 22 Jul 2019 12:55:33 +0000New Species of Giant Flying Squirrel Discovered in China 3 to 4 pounds, the Mount Gaoligong flying squirrel was recently found in Yunnan provinceMon, 22 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000Swarms of Flying Ants Overtaking Great Britain Show Up as Rain on Radar a year, the winged insects take to the skies and engage in mating ritualsFri, 19 Jul 2019 14:42:05 +0000Georgia Beachgoers Help Save Pod of Stranded Pilot Whales but three of the animals that swam too close to shore made it back to the sea aliveThu, 18 Jul 2019 18:44:41 +0000Chimps Bond Over Movies, Just Like Us watching video clips together, chimps and bonobos were more sociable than those that watched the movies aloneThu, 18 Jul 2019 16:54:51 +0000Magma Lurks Below This ‘Extinct’ Volcano in Romania in the upper crust beneath Ciomadul are, on average, 15 percent molten, with some areas reaching as high as 45 percentThu, 18 Jul 2019 15:02:56 +0000This Material May Make Human Habitation on Mars Possible aerogel traps heat and allows light in while blocking ultraviolet radiation, making it a good candidate for building human settlementsThu, 18 Jul 2019 14:35:23 +0000