Giant Spider Webs: Communal Spiders Live Large

A large communal spider web near Dallas TX

Thousands of Spiders Spinning Together. If you are even remotely scared of spiders be sure to side step Dallas. Thousands of spiders have come together to create an enormous communal spider web. By enormous, we mean nearly 300 feet long and 40 feet high. What is most odd about this finding …

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Tiny Lasers: Smaller than Cells

Lasers Everywhere. Lasers have become common in everyday life. From use in DVD machines to college lectures across the country lasers are everywhere. You can even make a laser projection microscope to look at cells swimming in water. Lasers are different from colored light because it has a well defined …

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Ebola Vaccine gets 100% on it’s first test

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the worst the world has seen. With over 12,000 lab confirmed cases and a 50% mortality rate while travelling world wide gave a new push for an Ebola vaccine got a new push. What is the Ebola Virus? Ebola is a hemorrhagic …

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Giant Floating Blob – Mysteries of the Deep

Giant Floating Blob

Divers discover a floating ball of… Recently a team of divers off the coast of Turkey came upon an unusual sight. A giant floating blob. So transparent that it looks like a ball of glass in the water. With a diameter of almost 13 feet, this was certainly a giant …

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Tyrannosaur Teeth in your Kitchen Drawer

University of Toronto study on Tyranasaur teeth show they are shaped like steak knives

Chomping through Prey. Tyrannosaurs belong to a group of meat eating dinosaurs called theropods. Theropods ate pretty much anything with meat. Insectivores, herbivores and even other carnivores. All that meat means lots of bone. How did they chomp through bone?   Teeth! They are very much in style! Tyrannosaur teeth …

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Evolution of Snakes: Lizards to Slitherers

This fossil of a four legged snake shows an evolutionary step from lizards to snakes

  This newly found fossil is causing quite a stir. Can you figure out why? Here’s a hint: It looks like a snake, and it is. Kind of. It is the evolutionary cousin to the snake, a mix between a snake and a lizard. A new fossil that is teaching …

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