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Put pervert seals with cute little penguins and you get – Oh, the horror…

// December 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

The Polar Biology journal captured an unusual incident involving seals and penguins on an unnamed remote island in the sub-Antarctic. Yes, the animals were caught having sex with each other – and it’s not the first time sexual predatory seals have been caught having their way with the cute little penguins. Back in 2006, “amorous […]

New Jersey school teachers snaps most terrifying great white shark photo ever!

// October 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

National Geographic reported this unbelievably terrifying photo of a Great White Shark lunging for bait dangling from shark cage. The photo was taken by 26-year-old Amanda Brewer who acts as a courageous cage diver by night and a, wait for it… New Jersey school teacher by day! She took the photo of the female great […]

Whale surfaces for food nearly swallowing a diver who is filming annual sardine run (video)

// May 21st, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

This video was shot off the coast of South Africa during the annual sardine run. The diver/photographer saw the whale coming up for the bait ball and figured he was a goner

Shocking video – alligator vs. electric eel. Guess who wins?

// April 5th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

The electric eel, native to the fresh waters of the Amazon and Orinoco River basins in South America, is capable of generating up to 600 volts which it uses for hunting and, you guessed it, self-defense. They grow to a lengthy 7 foot and can weigh as much as 45 lbs. which means they could […]

As if they weren’t terrifying enough – researchers find alligators perched in trees!

// February 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

Endowed with natural armor and 6-inch teeth, they hide, deathly still, in dense underbrush waiting for their prey. No problem – just watch where you step. But now a University of Tennessee study has found that the reptiles can climb and perch in trees as far as the crowns. Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor […]

For first time in history, dinosaur fossils found in Saudi Arabia

// January 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // General Science News

For the first time in history, confirmed dinosaur fossils have been found in Saudi Arabia. Rare in the Arabian Peninsula, the finding of the 72-million-year-old tail-bones of the plant-eating titanosaur and a fossilized teeth of a sharp-toothed theropod were discovered in the Adaffa formation, a pile of sandstone and conglomerates deposited during the Late Cretaceous […]

This is what you get when you pour hot molten aluminum into an anthill and dig out the result

// December 13th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

The guys over at Anthill Art are creating some very interesting art pieces by using molten aluminum to fill the vast tunnels and chambers of an ant nest. What you end up with is a beautifully intricate aluminum sculpture which is then mounted on a wooden base for display. Each piece is of course, a […]

New study kills Supersymmetry theory – electrons are unbelievably, mind-blowing round

// November 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Much about our universe remains unknown and scientists admit that their current theory of physics is incomplete. Today we move once step closer (or depending on your perspective, one step further away) as the popular idea for extending physics called Supersymmetry (SUSY) is tittering on the edge of being tossed out the window after scientists […]

Scientists uncover ancient road leading to Stonehenge underneath modern roadway near the ancient monument

// September 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

While dismantling a modern roadway that runs near Stonehenge, archaeologists uncovered a portion of an ancient path that likely was used to travel to Stonehenge. Scientists had long suspected that a pathway, called “the avenue”, was used to travel to Stonehenge but this week’s findings confirm the avenue’s role as an ancient pathway to the […]

Researchers discover “Carbyne” – stronger than steel, grapheme, and diamond

// August 15th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Researchers from Rice University have calculated a new form of carbon supermaterial, named Carbyyne, that is stronger than steel, grapheme, and even diamonds. The new form of carbon promises more strength and stiffness than any other known material. The new material is constructed from a chain of carbon atoms linked either by alternate triple and […]

Bioluminescent microorganisms in our oceans – nature’s beautiful palette of sea sparkles

// August 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Bioluminescence at night

It’s a hauntingly beautiful phenomenon created by an unusually high concentration of Noctiluca scintillans (or Sea Sparkles), a single-celled bioluminescent algae of the dinoflagellate species that turns the water a brilliant, glowing, ethereal blue. Floating in swarms of millions and feeding on plankton and bacteria, it is believed that the Sea Sparkles generate their glow […]

Fleeing impala takes advantage of window of opportunity to outwit hungry cheetahs

// July 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

A fleeing impala was caught on film taking advantage of a window of opportunity while fleeing from a pair of cheetahs in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. University of Pretoria student Samantha Pittendrigh and her friends were on a day trip at the park and stopped along with other cars to watch a pack of […]

Captured sea serpent? No, it’s a rarely seen Giant Oarfish

// June 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

The picture above is not photoshopped nor is the strange looking creature some sort of sea serpent. What we have here is a rare Oarfish, found in tropical waters but rarely seen or caught. Oarfish frequent depths down to 3,300 feet and can grow up to 56 feet in length (they are considered one of […]

Scientists discovered well-preserved, flowing Wooly Mammoth blood in Siberia

// May 31st, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Russian scientists announced this week that they have found the body of a well-preserved fully-grown female mammoth trapped in the ice in Siberia. The creature has extremely well-preserved muscle tissue (colored a natural, fresh meat color) and shockingly, well-preserved, flowing blood. The pools of blood were found in cavities underneath the belly of the beast. […]

Believe it or not – this intricate rose flower is thinner than a strand of human hair

// May 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Harvard engineers created this tiny flower using a technique called “hierarchical microarchitectures”. The tiny but intricate plant shapes, such as vases, flowers, and leaves, begin with a glass plate dipped into a mixture of silicon and minerals (most importantly, barium chloride salts). As the solution solidifies, engineers make minor adjustments to the environment in order […]

Irish potato famine mystery finally solved, 168 years later

// May 22nd, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

Scientists believe that they have finally solved the question of what caused the Irish potato famine which destroyed potato crops in Ireland causing the deaths of millions of people. A research team from Norwich, England, used dried leaf cuttings, some of which were nearly 170 years old, to reconstruct the spread of the HERB-1 strain […]