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  • Undersea light show: The secret neon world of biofluorescent fish

    Undersea light show: The secret neon world of biofluorescent fish
    Scientists have discovered more than 180 species of biofluorescent fish that glow in neon shades of blue, red, orange and green -- most of them hiding out in tropical coral reefs. Some of the fish glow just around their eyes. Others have intricate...
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV

    Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series...
  • Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises

    Scientist finds 19 new species of speedy, clever praying mantises
    Welcome to the fold! An entomologist trekking through Amazonian rain forest and sifting through musty museums has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis in Central and South America. The findings, published in the journal ZooKeys, nearly triple the...
  • 'Chicken from hell': 8-foot dinosaur with beak, claws, strong tail

    'Chicken from hell': 8-foot dinosaur with beak, claws, strong tail
    A dinosaur, nicknamed the "chicken from hell," was described by a team of paleontologists in a study released Wednesday, and researchers say it is even stranger then they first imagined. The dinosaur's official name is Anzu wyliei, but it was...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 4: Westeros invades New York City

    'Game of Thrones' Season 4: Westeros invades New York City
    Spring technically arrived on Thursday, but in New York winter is coming.  To promote the Season 4 launch of "Game of Thrones" on April 6, HBO has staged a takeover of New York City the likes of which have not been seen since the Siege of Storm's End....
  • Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

    Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
    The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study. During a 2010 expedition to Tibet,...
  • Environmental Protection Agency names new scientific integrity chief

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity. In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that...
  • Giant sea creature caught off Florida's coast

    Giant sea creature caught off Florida's coast
    "Mark the Shark" is living up to his name. Captain Mark Quartiano, a seasoned commerical fisherman who has been featured on "Shark Week," caught a 14-foot long, 800-pound sea creature while fishing off the coast of Miami and now there's some debate as...
  • Review: Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' a fascinating, fun place to be

    Review: Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' a fascinating, fun place to be
    It has been at least a while, and possibly in the whole recorded history of the medium, that a blockbuster science series has aired on conventional broadcast television. But there is no time like the present, whether or not such a thing as the present...
  • Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader

    Smithsonian Institution taps Cornell's president as next leader
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
  • Art, history on road to Gainesville

    Sometimes, a rainy day seems like a bad time for a road trip, but it's actually the perfect day for a museum. Two museums were on my list on a recent excursion to North Florida, but the landscape along the way offers a glimpse of Florida's unspoiled...