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Scientists’ colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Scientist Kat Bolstad, left, from the Auckland University of Technology, and student Aaron Boyd Evans examine a colossal squid at a national museum facility Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Wellington, New Zealand. The colossal squid, which weighs 350 kilograms (770 pounds) and is as long as a minibus, is one of the sea’s most elusive species. It had been frozen for eight months until Tuesday, when scientists in New Zealand got a long-anticipated chance to thaw out the animal and inspect it once they used a forklift to maneuver it into a tank. AP

It was a calm morning in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood

nature medicine magnetic cure

Scientists said Sunday they had invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Evil not so banal, says disturbing new probe

Evil

What prompts ordinary people to commit acts of evil?

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Meteorite’ smashes into Nicaraguan capital

Nicaragua Meteorite

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua’s crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a meteorite, officials said Sunday.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Australian spider grows bigger in city—study

Giant Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider. YouTube screengrab

Australian spiders may live happily in the bush, but a new study has found that at least one species also thrives on city life and grows bigger in urban areas.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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