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Science Wire | Feb 21, 2015

Filmmakers look to world’s loneliest whale

The whale sings in a sound frequency that is so unusual, no other whales will respond. Filmmakers Josh Zeman and Adrian Grenier want to find it, and make a film about it.

View larger. |Image credit: NPS Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division
Science Wire | Feb 19, 2015

Map shows loudest, quietest places in U.S.

A new map created by the National Parks Service. Dark blue areas are the most quiet, light yellow are the loudest. Have a look.

Acquired February 15, 2015. Image credit: NASA/NOAA
Science Wire | Feb 18, 2015

Comma-like shape of February nor’easter

Satellite view of February 14-15 blizzard that hit the U.S northeast. As of February 17, Boston snow was deeper than in all but two locations in Alaska.

Blogs | Feb 16, 2015

Lifeform of the week: Armadillos

From the pink fairy to the screaming hairy, armadillos are a most peculiar mammal.

Science Wire | Feb 15, 2015

Oldest albatross Wisdom lost her egg

Wisdom – world’s oldest known, banded, wild bird at an estimated age of 63 – laid a new egg in late 2014. Now nature reminds us that life and death go hand in hand.

Photo credit: David Dickson
Science Wire | Feb 15, 2015

Incredible! Watch great blue heron swallow huge fish

You may have seen a snake swallow a big animal, but have you ever seen a bird do it?

Image Credit: EverJean
Blogs | Feb 14, 2015

Lifeform of the week: From cacao tree to chocolate valentine

Nothing says “I love you” like roasted and pulverized cacao beans, better known as chocolate.

Blogs | Feb 12, 2015

The 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count starts February 13

This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 13 to February 16. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how here.

Launch of SDO in 2010 via NASA/A. Koslosky
Blogs | This Date in Science | Videos | Feb 11, 2015

This date in science: When a spacecraft destroyed a sundog

Coolest space launch ever! Watch what happened when a spacecraft launch destroyed a sundog, in the process bringing to light a new form of ice halo.

Image credit: Elenarts/Shutterstock.com
Science Wire | Feb 11, 2015

Dinosaurs on LSD?

A hallucinogenic fungus, perfectly preserved in amber, suggests that the fungus, the grasses it lived on, and grass-eating dinosaurs co-existed for millions of years.