Scientists Use CRISPR to Create Red-Eyed Mutant Wasps

Scientists at UC Riverside's Akbari lab created a new strain of wasps with red eyes. The mutant wasps were created using CRISPR gene-slicing technology. They wanted to prove that the technology can be used on tiny parasitic jewel wasps. The modified wasp is pictured on the right in the above image. Read more... April 25, 2017

Ancient Sea Scorpion Slashed Prey With Serrated Tail Spine

Eurypterids (also known as sea scorpions) inhabited the seas around 430 million years ago. They grew up to 3 meters in length and had flexible bodies and pinching claws. University of Alberta scientists Scott Persons and John Acorn hypothesize that these ancient sea monsters could also kill using their serrated, slashing tail spines. Read more... April 25, 2017

U.S. Navy Tests New Submarine Steam Suits

The U.S. Navy has been testing new submarine steam suits. Machinist's Mate nuclear 2nd Class Cameron Sebastian is pictured testing the newest suit in the above photograph. The suit is described the by the Navy as the next generation of protective fear for emergency responders combating steam line links aboard submarines. Read more... April 18, 2017

Astronomers Use ALMA to Investigate DeeDee Planetary Body

Astronomers are using ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) to investigate DeeDee, a recently discovered planetary body in our solar system. It is about three times the current distance of Pluto from the Sun. It is the second most distant known trans-Neptunian object (TNO) with a confirmed orbit. It is also known as planetary body 2014 UZ224. Read more... April 18, 2017

Japanese Volleyball Association Unveils Volleyball Robot

Researchers from the Japanese Volleyball Association and the University of Tsukuba have developed a volleyball robot. The robot is called a block machine. It features multiple defenders with their arms up that attempt to block the ball. Read more... April 16, 2017

Softball-Sized Cave Dwelling Spider Discovered

Researchers have discovered a new species of large cave dwelling spider. The spider is related to the venomous Brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria fera). It has been named the Sierra Cacachilas wandering spider (Califorctenus cacachilensis). Read more... April 14, 2017

NASA: Ingredients For Life Found at Saturn's Moon Enceladus

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been analyzing the plume of moisture spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus. NASA says that based on this analysis it can confirm that the ingredients for life exist on Enceladus. Enceladus is known to have a global ocean underneath its surface and it is there that life could exist. Read more... April 13, 2017

Scientists Discover a Fungus Gnat Paradise in Peruvian Amazon

Scientists have discovered a region that is a fungus gnat paradise in the Peruvian Amazon. 16 new fungus gnat species were discovered there by researchers from the University of Turku, Finland and the University of Tartu, Estonia. The researchers also found several known fungus gnats of the genius Manota in the region. Read more... April 12, 2017

Study Finds Most People Start Eating a Chocolate Bunny With the Ears

Researchers for the journal Laryngoscope have found that most people prefer to eat chocolate bunnies by starting with the ears. Nearly 60% off those queries by the researchers indicated that they eat chocolate bunnies by biting the ears. An earless chocolate bunny is pictured above. Read more... April 10, 2017

Badger Observed Burying an Entire Cow by Itself

University of Utah biologists have observed an American badger burying an entire cow carcass by itself. This is the first time a badger has been documented burying something larger than itself. The scavenger behavior was observed in January 2016 in Utah's Great Basin Desert. Read more... April 1, 2017