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Erik Jepsen/Board of Regents of the University of California (SAN DIEGO) — Scientists may have found the answer to manufacturing plastics products that actually break down without forming into microplastics, or tiny pieces of plastics that could linger for thousands of years. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and materials company Algenesis said […]

Dana Bethea/NOAA Fisheries (FLORIDA) — Scientists are puzzled over what’s causing hundreds of fish to wash up dead in South Florida, including an endangered species native to the region. The fish are “spinning and whirling” onto shore in the Florida Keys, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), which is labeling the incident […]

Lea McQuillan / 500px/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Researchers have discovered a new method that could encourage the restoration of degraded coral reef populations, which have been declining around the world due to record-high marine temperatures. The sounds of a healthy reef could be used to encourage coral larvae to recolonize damaged or degraded reefs, […]

Alfredo Martinez/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — The intersection of marine biology and artificial intelligence technology has led to a startling humpback whale population discovery. Approximately 7,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean died between 2012 and 2021 after the damaging effects of a yearslong marine heatwave, according to a study published Wednesday by Royal […]

Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. — National Museums Scotland (LONDON) — Scientists in Scotland have revealed a remarkable discovery of a “very strange” 240 million-year-old “Chinese dragon” fossil. The international team from National Museums Scotland revealed their discovery — found in Guizhou Province in southern China — of the Dinocephalosaurus orientalis, a 5-meter-long aquatic reptile from the Triassic […]

George Karbus Photography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A discovery on how baleen whales are able to sing under water is giving scientists a better understanding on how noise pollution from shipping activity can alter marine mammal’s ability to communicate — and therefore thrive as a species. When the ancient ancestors of whales returned to the […]

Joao Paulo Burini/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Tracking one of the deadliest living beings on Earth will be the key to saving thousands of lives each year, researchers at the University of South Florida say. The pesky bite of a mosquito has the potential to bring more than just itchiness and inflammation. More than 1 […]

Daniela Simona Temneanu / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Global warming could reveal an ancient river landscape that has been preserved underneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet for millions of years, according to a new study. While a massive ice retreat on the continent has not yet touched the ancient landscape, that may soon change […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — While there is no specific test to determine if someone is experiencing long COVID, a new study published in Nature used blood tests to find new insight into what biological markers are associated with this collection of mysterious conditions reported by millions of Americans. Researchers used machine learning to help […]

Courtesy of Hesham Sallam (NEW YORK) — Scientists have identified a new species of ancient miniature whale, which is now thought to be the smallest known basilosaurid to ever exist. Remnants from the whale, named the Tutcetus rayanensis after the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, were found in 2012 embedded in limestone rock in the Fayum […]