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New Footage Finally Reveals What Narwhals’ Tusks Are For

New Footage Finally Reveals What Narwhals’ Tusks Are For

After centuries of mystery, we now know what "the unicorn of the sea" uses its most distinctive feature for.
“Extinct” Venomous Snake Rediscovered In South Africa

“Extinct” Venomous Snake Rediscovered In South Africa

The Albany adder hadn't been seen in almost a decade — until a team of scientists found four living in South Africa this spring.
Humans May Have A Better Sense Of Smell Than Dogs, New Research Shows

Humans May Have A Better Sense Of Smell Than Dogs, New Research Shows

Humans have always thought their sense of smell is worse than dogs'. But a new study shows that we've underestimated what our noses can do.
This Week In History, May 7 – 13

This Week In History, May 7 – 13

The killer who may have faked his death, humankind's new ancestor, uncovered ancient book pages, JFK's earliest recording, and "Baby Louie" the dinosaur.
New Device Invented By Six Female Undergrads Translates Text To Braille In Real Time

New Device Invented By Six Female Undergrads Translates Text To Braille In Real Time

Tactile, the first invention of its kind to translate text to braille in real time, was created in 15 hours by six young women at MIT.
HIV Life Expectancy Now “Near Normal” Thanks To Medical Advances, New Study Shows

HIV Life Expectancy Now “Near Normal” Thanks To Medical Advances, New Study Shows

Young people on the latest HIV drugs can now expect to live almost as long as the average population thanks to advances in medicine.
Rare Albino Orangutan Rescued From Captivity In Indonesia

Rare Albino Orangutan Rescued From Captivity In Indonesia

Conservationists rescued the five-year-old member of this critically endangered species from captivity in Borneo.
‘Baby Louie,’ The Mysterious Dinosaur Without A Species, Finally Finds Its Family

‘Baby Louie,’ The Mysterious Dinosaur Without A Species, Finally Finds Its Family

"Baby Louie," the fetal dinosaur fossil discovered in the early '90s, has finally been classified under a new species known as "baby dragon."
Stephen Hawking Moves Up His Deadline For When Humans Need To Escape Earth

Stephen Hawking Moves Up His Deadline For When Humans Need To Escape Earth

With threats of nuclear war, global warming, and genetically-engineered viruses, Hawking has given Earth a new expiration date.
Scientists Uncover Ancient Human Relative That Lived Alongside Our Ancestors

Scientists Uncover Ancient Human Relative That Lived Alongside Our Ancestors

Although the bizarre human cousin of Homo naledi was thought to be more than 2 million years old, new research proves otherwise.
Irish Beach Suddenly Reappears 33 Years After Vanishing Entirely

Irish Beach Suddenly Reappears 33 Years After Vanishing Entirely

Ireland's Dooagh Beach reemerged with hundreds of thousands of tons of sand in just ten days after having been gone for 33 years.