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Saber-Toothed Attacked Each Other, Skulls Show

Distinctive bite marks on the skulls of cat-like saber-toothed predators that once skulked about North America have revealed a nasty family secret: these felines often ambushed and killed each other. The discovery came as a result of the accidental unearthing of a new skull of what’s called a nimravid — not a true cat, but a group of cougar-like animals with large saber-like canine teeth that lived from 32 to 34 million years ago. The skull had clear signs of being mortally bitten by another nimravid. Could These 10 Animals Be Resurrected? Play Video “The nimravid skull was found in 2010 in Badlands National Park by a girl during a Junior Ranger activity right next to the visitor center,” said ... Read More »

Ghost Stories: The Science Behind Sightings

Even when all the known physical and psychological factors have been eliminated as explanations, it’s possible that ghost sightings may be caused by forces that we just don’t yet understand. Robert Schoch, associate professor of natural science at Boston University, has been doing research on the relationship between brain waves and geomagnetic waves. Schoch cited the phenomenon of “crisis apparitions” — when family members see the “ghost” of a faraway relative at the exact moment that person died. “Some people will dismiss this as coincidence,” Schoch said. “But there have been, in my assessment, very good statistical studies of such things that take it out of the realm of coincidence.” According to Schoch’s hypothesis, such apparitions aren’t ghosts at all, ... Read More »

Hurricane Sandy’s Path of Destruction: Photos

Hurricane Sandy’s Path of Destruction: Photoshttp://news.discovery.com/earth/hurricane-sandy-damage-photos-121030.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1http://syndication.dp.discovery.com/rss/Discovery+NewsDiscovery NewsDiscovery News digs deep into our world’s mysteries. Join us to explore current events and uncover the science behind the headlines. We Dig. You Discover.http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/discovery-news-logo.png Home Animals Read More »

Saving New York’s Subway from Sandy

The water just kept flowing. It streamed through the streets of lower Manhattan, pouring into subway entrances, cascading into ventilation grates and pooling inside tunnels. Play Video When Superstorm Sandy hit New York a year ago, it caused a massive, 14-foot storm surge, the likes of which the city had never seen. Nine out of the 14 subway tunnels beneath rivers around the city flooded, and the subway was shut down for days. But the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) took precautions to head off the worst impacts, experts say. PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy’s Path of Destruction Before the storm hit, the MTA moved its trains out of flood-prone areas and took out the electric signals in the tunnels. The tunnels flooded. ... Read More »

DNews: The Oldest Child Is Smarter and Here’s Why

DNews: The Oldest Child Is Smarter and Here’s Whyhttp://news.discovery.com/human/videos/the-oldest-child-is-smarter-and-heres-why-video.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1http://syndication.dp.discovery.com/rss/Discovery+NewsDiscovery NewsDiscovery News digs deep into our world’s mysteries. Join us to explore current events and uncover the science behind the headlines. We Dig. You Discover.http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/discovery-news-logo.png Home Animals Read More »

Yellowstone Volcano’s Killer Hazard: Earthquakes

A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region’s real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported in Denver on Sunday (Oct. 27) at the Geological Society of America‘s annual meeting. Play Video “The pervasive hazard in Yellowstone is earthquakes,” said Robert Smith, a seismologist at the University of Utah. “They are the killer events.” Smith and his collaborators analyzed 4,520 earthquakes in and around Yellowstone that struck between 1985 and 2013. Their goal: Create the best picture ever of the magma chamber hidden beneath the park’s colorful hot springs and spectacular geysers. A side benefit was a better view of the seismic risk from nearby faults. (Infographic: Geology of Yellowstone) PHOTOS: America’s Best Drive-By ... Read More »

Want a Starship? Think Big. Think Really Big

Pushing humanity into the stars is certainly no cakewalk. There are light-years of interstellar space to bridge. Mind boggling energies are needed. We’ll have to comprehend years, decades or even centuries of time before we can even consider calling ourselves an interstellar race. Are these concepts insurmountable? No. But, according to advanced propulsion expert and science/science fiction writer Les Johnson, we need a paradigm shift before these interstellar dreams become a reality. This isn’t necessarily a paradigm shift in technology, however. We need to change the way we think about time, space, distance and energy. Most importantly, we have to start thinking big. Really big. ANALYSIS: Huge Space Battle Rumbles Virtual Universe Speaking at the Eve Online players conference in ... Read More »

Australia’s Oldest Bird Footprints Discovered

Two thin-toed footprints pressed into a sandy riverbank more than 100 million years ago are Australia’s oldest known bird tracks, researchers say. Play Video The prints were found among the fossil-rich cliffs of Dinosaur Cove on the coast of southern Victoria. Researchers think the tracks were left by a prehistoric bird species likely the size of a great egret or a small heron during the Early Cretaceous Period. VIDEO: Steal Super Powers From BIRDS! At that time, the world was warmer and the continents were arranged in different positions than they are today. The site of Dinosaur Cove was located in a floodplain in a great rift valley that formed as the supercontinent Gondwana started breaking apart, tearing Australia away ... Read More »

DNews: Should Doctors Use Twitter to Monitor Patients?

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26 Experiences You’re Sure To Have As A New Pet Owner

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