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green crabs

Ticked-off Canadian crabs are waging war on the United States and scientists are powerless to stop them

September 19th, 2018

Canada and the United States usually get along pretty well, and that’s probably because Canadians are just so darn nice. They apologize for everything, they don’t mind bizarre weather, and they’re always looking out for each other. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Canadian crabs, which are some of the most absurdly aggressive marine …

new shape

Scientists discovered a completely new shape hiding in our cells

August 1st, 2018

Science news is filled with fresh discoveries of all kinds of things. It seems like every day there’s a new dinosaur, planet, or ancient creature being brought back to life. Now, researchers are announcing the discovery of another new thing, but this time it’s a new… shape. Just like the other “new” things that science …

science news

Scientists finally think they know why eggs have different shapes

June 24th, 2017

Even if you started off your morning with a nice omelette, you probably didn’t spare a thought for where it came from, but scientists have long wondered why eggs from different birds can be so dramatically different. Now, after comparing an astonishing 50,000 eggs from 1,400 different bird species, Princeton University biologist Mary Caswell Stoddard …

Researchers Unfreeze Animal After 30 Years

Tiny animal gets revived after being frozen for 30 years

January 18th, 2016

Science can just be so cool sometimes. The Wall Street Journal brings us word that researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research have successfully thawed out a tiny animal called a water bear after it had been frozen 30 years ago. Impressively, the animal gradually recovered after its long freeze and was completely revived in a matter of days.