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  • Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

    Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths
    In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.
  • Gut check: how vultures dine on rotting flesh, and like it

    They snack on danger and dine on death, merrily munching on rotting flesh that would certainly sicken or kill any person and most other animals. But how do vultures do it? These feathery scavengers have one of the toughest guts on the planet, that is...

    One for every leg: scientists map centipede genome

    An international team of more than 100 researchers has mapped the genome of the centipede and found that, while it easily outpaces humans on number of legs, it falls short when it comes to genes.     Sequencing the genome of Strigamia maritima, a...

    Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living

    Hidden video camera provides a close-up look at condor living
    A new reality TV show unfolded this year in a cave in a sandstone cliff about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles. While home alone and waiting for his parents to return with carrion for dinner, an energetic young male California condor played games on...

    James Watson's Nobel Prize to be auctioned

    Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Prize, shared with Crick...