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Raptors didn’t hunt in packs, despite what ‘Jurassic Park’ tells us

May 7th, 2020

Raptors were likely not pack hunters as depicted in movies like Jurassic Park, a new study suggests. Evidence to support the notion that raptors hunted in groups is thin, and modern dinosaur relatives aren’t known for hunting in packs. It’s likely, the researchers argue, that raptors fended for themselves. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. …

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Glowing waves crash onto California beaches thanks to the red tide

May 6th, 2020

Bright blue waves are rolling across California beaches after a bloom of phytoplankton floods the shores. The organisms, which appear red during the day, light up blue when disturbed at night The spectacle is attracting onlookers who may be endangering themselves and others by ignoring social distancing mandates. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Brilliant …

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Life could exist on worlds we find hostile, scientists say

May 5th, 2020

Hydrogen-rich worlds may host life, according to a new research paper that shows microorganisms not accustomed to an atmosphere of hydrogen can survive and reproduce in it. The study proved that E. coli and yeast both continue to live despite the dramatic shift to a 100% hydrogen atmosphere. Going forward, the researchers say we should …

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Scientists invented a way to make live plants glow – and it’s insane

April 28th, 2020

A new breed of glowing plants has been developed by scientists using the same compounds that allow naturally luminescent fungi to glow.  By engineering the plants to use a naturally-occurring compound in a new way, the plants glow for the duration of their lives.  The researchers believe this could be a vital tool in understanding …

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17-year cicadas are about to invade the East Coast

April 15th, 2020

Cicadas on a 17-year life cycle will emerge from the ground in several states this spring. After spending 17 years underground, the bugs will crawl up, perch on trees, and transition to winged adults. This year’s brood — Brood IX — can be found in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Visit BGR’s homepage for …

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These nature live streams will lift your spirits during lockdown

April 11th, 2020

Being stuck inside due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t mean missing out on nature. These awesome nature live streams will let you experience the great outdoors from the comfort of your couch.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Being stuck inside is a bummer. Being stuck inside because there’s a global pandemic and coming within …

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This new exoplanet is so hot it rains liquid metal

March 12th, 2020

Astronomers detected a distant exoplanet with iron rain.  Iron is vaporized due to high daytime temperatures and then condenses into rain as it moves to the cooler night side, becoming rain.  The planet is located 640 light years from Earth and was studied using ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. Scientists …

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Female Komodo dragon gives birth without sex, don’t need no man

March 10th, 2020

A female Komodo dragon at the Chattanooga Zoo reproduced without a mate.  DNA tests on her three hatchlings revealed she gave birth to them without fertilization.  Few species are capable of this feat, called parthenogenesis.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. A female Komodo dragon named Charlie, under the care of Tennessee’s Chattanooga Zoo, has …