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Orcas Have Personality Traits Similar to Chimpanzees

Orcas Have Personality Traits Similar to Chimpanzees

The orca (Orcinus orca), or the killer whale, has the second largest brain among all marine mammals. Orcas have their own local dialects, they coordinate with one another to break up into sophisticated hunting teams, they teach each other specialized methods of hunting, and pass on behaviors for up to generations. These extremely smart creatures […]

Gulf of Maine Waters Continue to Warm

Gulf of Maine Waters Continue to Warm

An ocean "heat wave" just drove temperatures off Maine to near-record highs https://t.co/YlQv9pGWMW — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 1, 2018 On Aug. 8, 2018, the surface temperatures of the water in the Gulf of Maine hit 68.93°F in the Gulf of Maine.  This was only part of a month-long marine heat wave in the normally […]

NASA Teleconference Outcome for NEOS

NASA Teleconference Outcome for NEOS

NASA hosted a teleconference on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. ET. The teleconference was held to discuss the details of the  proposals for the Near-Earth Objects (NEO) that could create a concern or danger for Earth. Currently, no NEOs are a serious impact risk; however, the information is an important step to determine […]

Space Gardening Undergoes New Hardships and Experiments

Space Gardening Undergoes New Hardships and Experiments

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted from the International Space State on Dec. 27, 2015, “Our plants aren’t looking too good.” The station’s garden was struggling to recover from a mold problem. This issue is familiar to terrestrial gardens. On Earth, the issue simply requires a trip to the nursery for replacement plants, however, this is not […]

The Octopus Could Have Originated From Outer Space

The Octopus Could Have Originated From Outer Space

The octopus is a strange and alluring creature that seems alien-like. With their large tentacles, shape-shifting skills, and camouflage that makes it appear as if the octopus may have come from another planet. Recently, 33 scientists from around the world, including molecular immunologist Edward Steele and astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe, published a paper that suggested that […]

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