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Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes, researchers say
April 18, 2014
Scientists examined the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala in the brains of casual marijuana users and non-users.
 
Centipede eats its way out of deadly snake [PHOTO]
April 18, 2014
Scientists are astonished to find a viper eaten alive from the inside out by his prey, a centipede.
 
Current methods for discovering endangered species may lead to more extinctions: Study
April 17, 2014
A British-U.S. study urges scientists to refrain from capturing wild animals for study. Doing so, the study warns, can make endangered species even more endangered.
 
Scientists discover first example of 'female penis'
April 17, 2014
Scientists say it is a first: A female insect has spiky penis to hold down male when mating.
 
New proposal may pave way for next generation of plastic computers
April 17, 2014
Researchers achieved information transfer and conversion between a magnet and an organic light-emitting diode at room temperature and without electrical current flow between the magnet and the organic device.
 
Distinctive red hue of Gum 41 nebula captured in amazing image
April 17, 2014
Gum 41 is one small part of a larger structure called the Lambda Centauri Nebula, also called the Running Chicken Nebula.
 
Mysterious embryo fossils emerge in southern China
April 17, 2014
A Cambrian embryo fossil exposed by acid etching on rock. The polygonal pattern suggests that the embryo was in the multicellular stage of evolution.
 
Situation is dire, world must act now to combat climate change, IPCC report says
April 17, 2014
A new IPCC report stresses the need for changes.
 
The 'Model T of sharks' sheds new light on shark evolution
April 17, 2014
Shark evolution is examined.
 
Former site of Apollo 11 launch signed over to SpaceX
April 17, 2014
NASA to continue deep-space missions on parallel launchpad.
 
Four new carnivorous sponge species found in Pacific Ocean
April 17, 2014
A new sponge is discovered.
 
Meteorites reveal clues to Mars' early atmosphere
April 17, 2014
Scientists suspect that the wealth of sulfur on the red planet, could have once been used as a bacterial food source before it pervaded the atmosphere, warming its entire surface in a sort of greenhouse effect.
 
Giant vegetarian species evolved from tiny carnivore: Study
April 17, 2014
First occurrence of terrestrial herbivores, according to new report.
 
Deep freeze kills game fish in Great Lakes
April 16, 2014
For some areas of the Midwest, where temperatures were exceedingly low, the ice was up to three feet thick throughout the winter.