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Kryptodrakon – The hidden serpent

‘Hidden Dragon’ Beast Gave Rise to Fearsome Flying Reptiles.

Vaccination Fascination

That One Time A Cartoon Punched Fake Science In The Face With ACTUAL FACTS

13 percent of entire tortoise species’ population found in smuggler’s bag

via MNN – Mother Nature Network “There are only about 400 ploughshare tortoises left in the wild. One man was caught trying to smuggle 54 of them. Thai authorities recently arrested a 38-year-old man who was carrying a bag containing 54 ploughshare tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) and 21 radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata), reports mongabay.com. Though both … Continue reading

California Creationist Offering $10k If Anyone Can Disaprove Genesis

via Counsel & Heal “ A California creationist, Joseph Mastropaolo, is putting $10,000 on the bet and offering it to whoever that can disprove Genesis. He is calling the challeng the “Literal Genesis Trial” where one should disprove Genesis using science in front of the judge. Mastropaolo maintains on his website that “evolution is devoid … Continue reading

African forest elephants decline by 62% in 10 years

via BBC Nature “African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) are heading for extinction, possibly within the next decade. Forest elephant numbers have decreased by 62% across Central Africa over the last 10 years, according to a study. Results of the study, undertaken by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), are published in the scientific journal … Continue reading

Vulcan and Cerberus win online poll to name Pluto’s smallest moons

via LA Times “The people have spoken, and they would like the two smallest moons of Pluto to be named Vulcan and Cerberus. Vulcan was the only candidate with more than 100,000 votes. In fact, it blew away the rest of the field with 174,062 votes from people all over the world. The biggest fan … Continue reading

Excessive TV in Childhood Linked to Long-term Antisocial Behaviour

I always thought my mom was torturing me by not allowing me to watch television as a child. Turns out she was doing me a favor. Excessive television not only stunts imagination, it also seems to cause anti-social behavior according to an article from Science World Report . “A new study from the University of … Continue reading

Bumblebees Communicate with Flowers Via Electric Fields

via Science World Report “Dominic Clarke and Heather Whitney from the University of Bristol wrote that bumblebees can sense the electric field that surrounds a flower. The new research shows that bumblebees are able to learn to distinguish between fields produced by different floral shapes, or use them to work out whether a flower has … Continue reading

Neil Armstrong hosts NASA 50th Anniversary Documentary

“Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander and first person to walk on the moon, guides us through the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the half-century since its establishment in 1958. Produced by NASA TV, 2008.” A very cool look at the history of NASA decade by decade.  Great soundtrack and interviews with … Continue reading

Kentucky Evolution Fight: GOP Lawmakers Upset State Exams Test Students On ‘Made Up’ Theory

via HuffPost Politics A group of Kentucky Republicans is up in arms over a state testing program that requires high school students preparing for college to have an understanding of biological evolution. When the Republican state legislature voted in 2009 to link Kentucky’s testing system to national education standards, it opened the door for biology … Continue reading