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Rare, Blue-Colored Red King Crab Gains Celebrity In Alaska

AP | Katherine Boehrer | July 18, 2014 | Green
NOME, Alaska (AP) — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska. KNOM reports (http://is.gd/NQ1wSP) Frank McFarland found the blue crab in his pot when fishing on July Fourth off Nome. The blue crab is being kept alive at the...

Malaysia Airlines Victims' Photos Surface As World Mourns

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | July 18, 2014 | World
All 298 passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 died after the plane exploded high over eastern Ukraine on Thursday. U.S. officials believe the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile from an area inside Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists. See images of the victims below, and...

Watch Models Attempt Pick Up Lines -- After Inhaling Helium

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | July 18, 2014 | Comedy
How is it possible to be turned off by a Dolce & Gabbana model hitting on you? One word: helium. Swide went backstage at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show to make models recite some corny pick-up lines after inhaling from a balloon. The result...

Astronaut Hank Hartsfield, Who Led First Flight Of Space Shuttle Discovery, Dies At 80

collectSpace.com | Macrina Cooper-White | July 18, 2014 | Science
NASA astronaut Henry "Hank" Hartsfield, who in 1984 commanded the maiden mission of the space shuttle Discovery, died on Thursday (July 17). He was 80. Hank Hartsfield's death came as a result of complications from back surgery he had several months ago, according to his fellow...

You Can Own This Fossilized Dino Poop, But You Have To Read This First

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | July 18, 2014 | Weird News
You might think you love dinosaur poop, but there's nobody more excited about jurassic fecal matter than auctioneer I.M. Chait. OK, the company might just be excited that they have six fossilized specimens that will go for $4,000-to-10,000 when they hit the auction block July 26, but just...

Deadly And Highly Contagious Cat Virus Continues To Spread On Maui

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | July 18, 2014 | Green
An outbreak of a deadly cat virus is spreading on the Hawaiian island of Maui and has officials concerned about the island's cat population. As far as experts can tell, it is the first time the disease has been found in the state. Eight cases of feline panleukopenia virus have...

Apollo 11 Mission's 45th Anniversary Reminds Us To Never Stop Taking Small Steps

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | July 18, 2014 | Science
Forty-five years ago, on July 20, 1969, crew members of Apollo 11 made history when they walked on the moon. "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered as he became the first human to set foot...

Mexico Reports Litter Of Mexican Gray Wolves Born In Wild For First Time In Decades

AP | Katherine Boehrer | July 18, 2014 | Green
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first known litter of Mexican gray wolves has been born in the wild as part of a three-year effort to re-introduce the subspecies to a habitat where it disappeared three decades ago, Mexican officials reported Thursday. Mexico's National Commission for Natural Protected Areas said the...

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades Amid Wildlife Concerns

AP | Nick Visser | July 18, 2014 | Green
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. Friday's announcement is the first real step toward what could be a transformation in...

These 15 Dirty-Sounding Words Are Just Scientific Terms (So Get Your Mind Out Of The Gutter)

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | July 18, 2014 | Science
Admit it. Any time someone talks about the planet Uranus, you (or someone else) can't help but revert to being ten years old again and letting out a little snicker. The same goes for terms like homo erectus and blue-footed boobies. While the special jargon that scientists use usually...

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

natureheader | Macrina Cooper-White | July 18, 2014 | Science
Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about whether black holes destroy information.The...

Physicists Crush Diamonds With World's Largest Laser In Record-Setting Research

| Macrina Cooper-White | July 18, 2014 | Science
The world’s largest laser, a machine that appeared in a Star Trek movie, has attained a powerful result: It's squeezed diamond, the least compressible substance known, 50 million times harder than Earth's atmosphere presses down on us. The finding should help scientists better understand how material behaves at the...

19 Times People Tried To Claim Absurdly Basic Ideas As Their Own

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | July 18, 2014 | Business
There are plenty of people who deserve the credit they received for a brilliant idea. Think of Eli Whitney and his Cotton Gin or C.L. Fender and his electric guitar. We can all agree these guys should be recognized for their contributions to the world. ...

Joep Lange, AIDS Expert And Former President Of The International AIDS Society, Died In Plane Crash

Jade Walker | July 18, 2014 | World
Joep Lange, a pioneer in the field of AIDS research and the former president of the International AIDS Society, was killed in a plane crash on July 17, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Lange dedicated his life to researching HIV. Since 1983, he has been...

Malaysia Plane Crash Victims Included About 100 AIDS Conference Attendees, Report Suggests

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | July 18, 2014 | World
Many of the passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday were World Health Organization staffers heading to a conference on AIDS research in Australia, the Guardian reported. Approximately 100 of the passengers on board were heading to Melbourne for the...

Mount Fuji Is In A 'Critical State' And Could Be Ready To Blow, Researchers Say

Sara Gates | July 17, 2014 | Green
Mount Fuji is primed to spew. After 307 years, the massive active volcano in Japan may be due for another eruption as a result of a buildup of pressure from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the country's eastern coast in 2011. While volcano eruptions may often be difficult...

Forest Fires In Northwest Canada Burning At 'Unprecedented' Levels

Jonathan Feldman | July 17, 2014 | Green
This article originally appeared on Climate Central. For the past few weeks, dry and warm weather have fueled large forest fires across Canada’s remote Northwest Territories. The extent of those fires is well above average for the year to-date, and is in line with climate trends of more...

Science May Finally Explain Why This Family Walks On All Fours

Sara Gates | July 17, 2014 | Science
Scientists may finally have an answer for why members of a family in a remote region of Turkey use both their hands and feet to walk. The world first learned of the clan eight years ago following the popularity of the 2006 BBC documentary "The...

We Have Enough Land To Feed Our Growing Population, We Just Have To Use It Right, Study Finds

Katherine Boehrer | July 17, 2014 | Green
By some assessments, the human population will require twice as much food in 2050 as we do now. Some have estimated that an area the size of South Africa or Canada would need to be planted to produce enough food to meet these needs. But a...

Why You Feel Terrible After Spending Too Much Time On Facebook

Rebecca Hiscott | July 18, 2014 | Technology
Next time you’re in a bad mood, resist the urge to try and cheer yourself up by checking Facebook. It likely won’t work, according to a recent study. Two behavioral researchers have confirmed what anyone who has ever Facebook-stalked someone at 1 a.m. already knows: The longer you're...