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Scientists Tracking Tiny Songbirds Make Surprising Discovery

 In May of 2013, in the Cumberland Mountains of North Eastern Tennessee, Dr. Henry Streby from UC Berkeley and his colleagues from the Universities of Tennessee and Minnesota captured and equipped 20 tiny golden warblers with geo-locators to see if their migration patterns could be tracked in this way. Eleven months later, in April 2014, the...
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Weekender: Can Plants Think And Feel?

Plants are generally considered to be more basic forms of life than animals. They cannot speak, or walk; they do not have powers of reasoning or conscious thought.

Or do they?

Scientists are now coming around to the idea that plants are sentient living beings, with a sophisticated awareness of their surroundings. Not only...
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Are Our Oceans Hiding Mysterious Sea Monsters?

Ancient legends of sea monsters attacking ships abound, but to date these tales remain fixed firmly in the realms of fantasy.

Yet do the depths of our oceans still hide these mythical creatures, or is our changing climate allowing new creatures to evolve?

Recent reports from New Zealand describe a massive sea creature...
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Have NASA scientists finally found evidence of life on Mars?

Mars has been hitting the headlines lately as scientists reveal more and more about the Red Planet's past. But could this latest piece of evidence really be it? Have scientists really found solid proof of life on Mars?

Strange methane emissions have been detected by NASA researchers in data collected by one of the rover Curiosity's...
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Mysterious Sleeping Sickness Affects Russian Village

An inexplicable sleeping sickness is affecting one in ten residents of a village in Kazakhstan in Russia.

Villagers in Kalachi have been affected by the mysterious disease for the past two years, but to date, no cause for the illness has been determined and, despite teams of virologists, radiologists, toxicologists and doctors...
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Unidentified Signal From Space Could Reveal Dark Matter

Despite the fact that it is believed to make up around eighty per cent of the matter in the universe, so-called "dark matter" remains an enigma to scientists. It is totally invisible as it neither absorbs or emits light, and its presence has so far been determined only via its gravitational interaction with visible matter.
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