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Delavan Turtle Dies After Being Beaten by a Golf Club Delavan Turtle Dies After Being Beaten by a Golf Club
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[Graphic photos of animal cruelty below] A female snapping turtle found severely beaten in a sand bunker of a Delavan, Wisconsin golf course has died from her injuries. Authorities believe that the turtle was probably attempting to lay her eggs …

Captive Chimps May Soon Get Endangered Species Protections Captive Chimps May Soon Get Endangered Species Protections

If a recent proposal is finalized, captive chimpanzees will be given an extra layer of protection – the same afforded to their wild counterparts. As of right now, only wild chimpanzees are considered an “endangered” species. Captive chimps, on the …

Killer Bees Responsible for Death of Texas Man Killer Bees Responsible for Death of Texas Man
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A man is dead after disturbing the hive of an estimated 40,000 “killer” bees in Moody, Texas. 62-year-old Larry Goodwin died on Saturday after his tractor ran upon a hive of the killer bees while clearing brush for a neighbor. …

Not Afraid Of Snakes? You Will Be After Watching This Severed Snake Head Move In For A Kill Not Afraid Of Snakes? You Will Be After Watching This Severed Snake Head Move In For A Kill
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Snakes are terrifying. The good thing is that snakes are mortal. They can no longer harm us after its head has been lopped off, right? Right? National Geographic reports that Santa Cruz resident Thomas Scott recently found himself face-to-face with …

Maria Sibylla Merian Celebrated with Google Doodle Maria Sibylla Merian Celebrated with Google Doodle
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On April 2nd, Google is celebrating naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian with a beautiful Doodle featuring various forms of small wildlife – butterflies, caterpillars, a lizard, and more. German-born Maria Sibylla Merian is known for both her plant and animal illustrations. …

National Geographic Just Put Out This Video Of Monkeys Getting Drunk National Geographic Just Put Out This Video Of Monkeys Getting Drunk

National Geographic uploaded a video of monkeys crashing the campsite of a liquor bootlegger to its YouTube channel. That’s pretty much it. Enjoy. Nature.

NASA Measures Fast-Spinning, Supermassive Black Hole NASA Measures Fast-Spinning, Supermassive Black Hole
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NASA today revealed that it has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) to, for the first time, measure the spin rate of a supermassive black hole. Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the ESA’s XMM-Newton, astronomers …

“Strobe Light” Star Spotted by NASA Telescopes “Strobe Light” Star Spotted by NASA Telescopes

NASA this week revealed that astronomers have discovered a mysterious object that acts like a strobe light. The object, named LRLL 54361, releases a flash of light every 25.34 days. Though other objects in the universe have been observed with …

Late Planet-Forming Star Spotted by Herschel Late Planet-Forming Star Spotted by Herschel

NASA and the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel Space Telescope has spotted a planet-forming star that wasn’t thought to be possible. The star, named TW Hydrae, is estimated to be 10 million years old – older than the age at …

Milky Way Galaxy “Geysers” Spotted Milky Way Galaxy “Geysers” Spotted
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A team of astronomers has detected detected huge outflows of charged particles streaming out of the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The outflows were detected using the CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in Australia, and the new research has …

Giant Planet Formation Revealed in New Observations Giant Planet Formation Revealed in New Observations
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Astronomers have spotted a system that could reveal a key stage in the formation of giant planets. For the first time, images of vast gas streams flowing across a gap in the accretion disc of a young star have been …

Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process Alzheimer’s Linked to Inflammatory Process
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New research has shown that a well-known inflammatory process could play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. The discovery could lead to new research on a different way to combat the disease. “This finding represents an important new …

Radio-Emitting Jet Detected From Andromeda Black Hole Radio-Emitting Jet Detected From Andromeda Black Hole

Astronomers revealed this week that they have detected an intense radio emission from a black hole’s radio-emitting jet. The emission was moving at more than 85% the speed of light, though it was also “quite variable.” The observations, published this …

NASA Simulations Show How Wide Binary Stars Could Form NASA Simulations Show How Wide Binary Stars Could Form

Scientists with NASA‘s Astrobiology Institute team at the University of Hawaii have used computer simulations to reveal what causes binary stars to form. The researchers have concluded through their research that the widest binary star systems began as three stars, …

Astronomers Spot the Most Massive Black Hole Yet Seen Astronomers Spot the Most Massive Black Hole Yet Seen

Astronomers have measured the mass of what could be the most massive black hole yet discovered. The object, located at the center of the galaxy NGC 1277, is the equivalent of 17 billion Suns and makes up 14% of it’s …

Astronomers Discover Dwarf Planet Makemake Has No Atmosphere Astronomers Discover Dwarf Planet Makemake Has No Atmosphere

Astronomers have discovered that a dwarf planet in our solar system named Makemake has no atmosphere. The object, which orbits in the outer solar system, was expected to have an atmosphere similar to another dwarf planet, Pluto, but new observations …

Baby Elephant Rescue Is Your Who’s Chopping Onions Video of the Day Baby Elephant Rescue Is Your Who’s Chopping Onions Video of the Day

What did you do today? Because these people pulled a baby elephant out of a well and reunited it with its mom. The group is the Amboseli Trust for Elephants and this is the best animal-related video you’ll see all …

Science Ensures Our Destruction By Creating Sentient Robot Bees Science Ensures Our Destruction By Creating Sentient Robot Bees
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Bees are an important part of the complex ecosystem that is nature. As such, it’s extremely important that we preserve the remaining honey bee populations that are constantly under attack by various threats like parasites. That’s why science is working …

The ‘Map of Life’ Tracks All Life on Planet Earth The ‘Map of Life’ Tracks All Life on Planet Earth

The Map of life is an online tool that tracks and catalogues all of the world’s biodiversity. Every species of animal and plant life is catalogued and presented to you on an in-browser app. The project is led by biodiversity …

Rarest Gorilla Seen On Film For The First Time Rarest Gorilla Seen On Film For The First Time
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One of the most amazing things about life on our planet is the staggering diversity of its plants and animal species. The fact that there are tons of living organisms out there that most of us have never seen is …

Enormous Golden Orb Spider Devouring A Snake Is A Giant Dose of NOPE Enormous Golden Orb Spider Devouring A Snake Is A Giant Dose of NOPE

Australia, you simply scare the sh*t out of me. Seriously, every time I see some freakishly terrifying creature pop up on the interwebs, it’s from down under. I know this is at least minus 2 man points, but Australia’s reputation …