This Is the First Footage Ever Captured of the Ruby Seadragon in the Wild

It’s dark and a bit grainy, but marine biologists working off the coast of western Australia have finally captured footage of a ruby seadragon in its natural habitat. Up until 2015, scientists didn’t even know this strange creature existed. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Ocea...

A New Fertility Technique Could Make 'Designer Babies' a Reality

Designer babies are the kind of hypothetical conundrum that drive scientists crazy. What if, you ask, it becomes so easy to pick and choose which traits we desire in our children that we wind up creating a class of genetically engineered super humans and basically begin living out a rea...

Scientists Made Something Colder Than Ever Thought Possible

When it comes to cooling things in the lab, scientists have long found an experimental lower limit just above the theoretical coldest temperature. Well, a group of American scientists have now made things (lowers shades) …even cooler. A team of scientists from the National Instit...

A Superbug Resistant to 26 Antibiotics Has Killed a Woman in Nevada

Fifteen years ago, US public health officials declared that infections resistant to antibiotics could become a major threat. That threat, it seems, has arrived. Nevada public health officials are reporting that a woman died in September of a so-called superbug infection. The infection, ...

Stop Saying That Nutella Causes Cancer

If you were on social media yesterday, you probably noticed that Nutella has joined the long list of good things that supposedly cause cancer, like alcohol, red meat and maybe coffee. Trouble is, scientists never said that Nutella causes cancer. There’s definitely a food safety problem ...

Spectacular Light Display in Northern Ontario Looks Like an Alien Encounter

Late last weekend, semi-pro photographer Timothy Joseph Elzinga woke up in the early hours of the morning to attend to his crying two-year-old son. When he looked out the window, he was greeted with a rare and spectacular sight known as light pillars. Smartly, he picked up his camera an...

We Were Wrong About the Moon's Age

Earth’s very clingy friend, the Moon, has long been an object of human fascination. It makes sense, considering we’re just a hop, skip and a 238,855-mile jump from our celestial pal. That said, when it comes down to understanding the basic details about the Moon, we kind of don’t know w...

Scientists Create Mind-Controlled Hunting Zombie Mice

Flash one light, and the mouse goes on the prowl, zombielike, stalking any prey in its path. Flash another, and it delivers a killing blow with its teeth. The mouse doesn’t hunt out of hunger—scientists are in control. Those scientists were studying how the vertebrate brain controls hun...

The World's Largest Shark Had a Fatal Appetite For Dwarf Whales

Megalodon, the largest shark to have ever terrorized our planet’s oceans, may have gone extinct owing to its limited dietary preference for dwarf whales, according to new research. The megalodon, a fearsome aquatic predator measuring 52 feet (16 meters) long and boasting 10-foot-wide ...

Our Heartless Milky Way Is Stealing Stars From Other Galaxies

Our thieving Milky Way stole a bunch of stars from unsuspecting galaxies—and it feels no remorse. New research from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) suggests some of the 11 farthest stars in our galaxy—approximately 300,000 lightyears from Earth—were probably snatch...
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