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The deep ocean reveals a new record as an octopus mom broods the same clutch of eggs for almost 4.5 years.
A genetic survey reveals that African elephants harbor more smell sensors than any other known animal.
Despite its massive size, an extinct bird may have been an efficient glider.
Despite being the size of a sesame seed, the Paratarsotomus macropalpis mite can outpace Usain Bolt and even a cheetah in terms of body lengths per second.
Newly discovered exoplanet sits a whopping 2,000 times farther from its star than Earth does from the sun.
At 20 billion base pairs, the loblolly pine is the largest genome sequenced to date.
Researchers have unearthed the oldest pterodactyl ever discovered: Kptodrakon progenitor soared over the Earth 163 million years ago.
The powerful kick of a laser has spun molecules faster than they’ve ever been spun before: 10 trillion rotations per second, or 600 trillion RPM.
Preserved as fossils, two insects remain caught in the act 165 million years later.
The allure of pitch — a black tarlike hydro-carbon by-product of distilling petroleum, wood or coal — comes from its split personality: It shatters from a quick hit with a hammer, but flows if set aside for long periods.
Tamu Massif forms a broad, rounded dome rising about 4 kilometers from the seafloor and stretching 450 by 650 kilometers across.
It would take more than 50 billion years for a new atomic clock to gain or lose a second.