Posted: 12 May 2009 05:40 PM PDT
The Census for Marine Life, a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations, estimates that about 230,000 species of marine animals have been described, and that there could be a total of between 500,000 and 10 million species in the sea. Here are some of them...
Posted: 12 May 2009 04:50 PM PDT
Moms today are strongly encouraged to nurse their babies. Mother's milk is more nourishing than formula and provides infants with some immune protection. This makes intuitive sense. Mammals and milk go together — it is produced by all species in this group and apparently has been for at least 160 million years.
Posted: 12 May 2009 03:22 PM PDT
The Robot Hall of Fame honours real and fictional robots that have marked or inspired technical breakthroughs in the field. An international jury of of researchers, writers and designers has been adding to the list since 2003. This year, five new robots have been selected.
Posted: 12 May 2009 12:10 PM PDT
Women with brains have more fun in bed than the average bimbo, new research suggests.
Posted: 12 May 2009 11:40 AM PDT
A research project at the University of Gothenburg has been testing large groups of 13-year-olds in Sweden since the early 1960s using the same intelligence test. The tests have taken place at approximately five year intervals and consist of an inductive-logic test, a verbal test and a spatial test.
Posted: 12 May 2009 11:00 AM PDT
University researchers have come up with a way to protect astronauts from one of spaces most troublesome threats – radiation. The "lunar textshield," developed by NC States, is a sort of radiation snuggie or blanket made from a lightweight polymer material that has a layer of radiation shielding which deflect or absorb radiation so astronauts are
Posted: 12 May 2009 10:30 AM PDT
Flash based timeline of the progress of the Space Station.
Posted: 12 May 2009 09:20 AM PDT
Last week, while the financial world was obsessing over stress tests for fragile banks, the environmental and agricultural worlds were watching the results of the Obama Administration's stress tests for renewable fuels.
Posted: 12 May 2009 09:02 AM PDT
It is a sight to make even the bravest of beach goers feel a little wobbly. But this 4ft jellyfish washed up on the North Devon coast should not put anyone off dipping a toe in the water. Despite its size, the Rootmouth Jellyfish - also known as the Dustbin-lid - is more or less harmless, with a 'very mild' sting.
Posted: 12 May 2009 08:20 AM PDT
New Extreme Species Discovered.
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