Science

Rare Blue Moon to Rise Tonight

by Michael dEstries

While it’s not the dramatic image you’re thinking of in your head, tonight’s “Blue Moon” is technically correct in Astronomy terms. According to Weather.com, when tonight’s full moon rises to its

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More Sea Turtles Are Dying From Eating Plastic

by Alexandra Branscombe

Ingesting plastic and debris will harm and often kill sea turtles. Around the globe, ocean trash is threatening ancient and rare sea turtle species.

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Soda Consumption Linked to Child Violence

by Alexandra Branscombe

Soda consumption has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and now scientists have found it linked to violent behavior in children.

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U.S. Government Steps Up to Protect Bees

by Megan Thompson

After the loss of 10 million beehives to Colony Collapse Disorder and numerous studies linking bee deaths to neonicotinoid pesticides, the U.S. government is joining the United Nations to pass legislation protecting this vulnerable species.

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Surprising New Carnivore Species is Vegetarian (Probably)

by Alexandra Branscombe

Ringerl was a beautiful, teddy bear-like animal with a long tail. Zoo-keepers had tried to find a mate that would catch her fancy. None did.

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Is Sugar Killing Us? New Study Questions ‘Safe’ Levels

by Megan Thompson

A new study, lead by Professor Wayne Potts at the University of Utah, has a grim message to send about dietary sugar and the harmful effects it can have at levels previously considered “safe.”

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New Study Shows Dolphins Have Long, Long-Term Memory

by Alexandra Branscombe

Time to make way for a new idiom—new data shows that having a “memory like an elephant” is not even that extraordinary compared to that of a dolphin.

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