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    September 29, 2014   BY Justin Scuiletti 

    Turns out dolphins have a certain magnetic quality, and not just figuratively but literally.

    A new study published in the journal Naturwissenschaften — The Science of Nature, reveals that the aquatic mammals are attracted to magnets, behaving differently when in proximity to magnetized objects as opposed to any that are demagnitized. Continue reading

    October 20, 2013  

    ITV News has obtained footage proving – for the first time – that fishermen in South America are illegally hunting dolphins. Environmentalists believe thousands of the animals are slaughtered every year, with their meat being used as bait for sharks. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2012  

    Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why do humans need so much sleep? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien talks to scientists on the cutting edge of sleep research and asks if there’s any way humans might evolve into getting by with less. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, top U.S. officials offered new assessments of Iran’s nuclear program, a day after the country claimed major new achievements in producing its own nuclear fuel. Also, claims and counter-claims were plentiful over possible peace talks involving the United States, the Afghan government and the Taliban. Continue reading