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AI System Creates Christmas Song From Image of a Christmas Tree

Researchers from the University of Toronto created an AI system that can create a song after analyzing an image. The neural network created a Christmas song after being shown the image of a Christmas tree. Read more... December 1, 2016

Ancient Giant Salmon Fought With Large Spike-like Teeth

An ancient giant salmon inhabited the coastal waters of the Pacific about 5 to 11 million years ago. The salmon reached sizes of 3 to 9 feet (1 to 3 meters). They weighed nearly 400 pounds (177 kg). Read more... October 29, 2016

Study Finds Common Swift Can Fly Nearly Ten Consecutive Months Without Landing

A new study conducted by researchers from Lund University in Sweden has found that the common swift can fly for nearly ten straight months without ever landing. The researchers used a new type of microdata log to study the birds long duration flights. Read more... October 28, 2016

Scientists Find Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue

Scientists have discovered fossilized dinosaur brain tissue for the first time. The fossil looks like an ordinary brown pebble to a layperson. It was discovered in 2004 by a fossil hunter Jamie Hiscocks in Sussex. It is the very first example of fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur. Read more... October 27, 2016

Arachnologists Discover 43 New Species of Scaffold Web Spiders

Scientists have discovered 43 new species of scaffold web spiders. The discoveries increase the number of known scaffold web spiders species by 20%. The spiders were collected over the past 20 years in countries including China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Madagascar. Read more... October 27, 2016

New Dragonfly Species Discovered in Brazil

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of dragonfly in Brazil. It has a bluish waxy body coating and brown spots on its wingtips. The species has been named Erythrodiplax ana. Read more... October 26, 2016

Zebrafish Want to Hang Out With 3-D Robotic Models of Themselves Say Scientists

Scientists have determined that zebrafish want to hang out with moving 3-D robotic models of themselves. Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering build the robotic models and found zebrafish engage with them more than other stimuli. These robotic zebrafish also mimic the swimming patterns of real fish. Read more... October 25, 2016

New Pea Crab Species Named After Two-Faced Roman God Janus

Scientists have discovered a new pea crab species. The tiny crab was found parasitizing a date mussel located off the Solomon Islands. The crab was discovered by Dr Peter Ng, National University of Singapore, and Dr Christopher Meyer, U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Read more... October 24, 2016

Newly Discovered Millipede Species Has 414 Legs, 200 Poison Glands and Four Penises

Scientists discovered a new millipede species in unexplored dark marble caves in Sequoia National Park in California. The millipede species is estimated to have 414 legs. The millipede also has four penises and 200 poison glands. Read more... October 24, 2016

Astronomers and Citizen Scientists Discover Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk

Astronomers and citizen scientists have discovered the oldest known planet-forming circumstellar disk. The disk is located around a red dwarf star named AWI0005x3s estimated to be 45 million years old. The researchers say the star appears to have sustained its disk for an exceptionally long time. Read more... October 21, 2016

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