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US : Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

US : Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

Owners of Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida have been raising their wolves to become accustomed to humans – and for a $25 fee, visitors can mingle with a pack. Cynthia and Wayne Watkins’ preserve is billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast. It lets wolves become ambassadors for their species, they say, and helps people become advocates ... Read More »

Researchers separate a particle from its properties

Researchers separate a particle from its properties

Two years after scientists trapped the Higgs boson in the bowels of the Swiss Alps, another of the great puzzles of quantum physics has been caught in captivity. First proposed last year, the “Cheshire Cat” paradox plunges scientists into the world of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s book. Read More »

NASA : Mars Rover Sets a Driving Record

NASA : Mars Rover Sets a Driving Record

NASA has set a new record: the Opportunity rover, which landed on Mars in 2004, has now driven more than 25 miles. The distance is the farthest anything has driven somewhere other than Earth. A Russian lunar rover held the previous record. The Lunokhod 2 operated for less than five months, but it drove more than 24 miles on Earth’s ... Read More »

Origins Of World Trade Center Ship Revealed, Report

Origins Of World Trade Center Ship Revealed

A mystery ship unearthed during construction of the new World Trade Center site isn’t so much of a mystery anymore. A new study based on analysis of tree rings in its wood reveals that the ship likely got built in 1773 in Philadelphia—and with the same white oak used to build parts of Independence Hall, Live Science reports. Read More »

Scientists observe deep-sea octopus with record-breaking patience

Scientists observe deep-sea octopus with record-breaking patience

An octopus in the deep sea was observed brooding its eggs for four-and-a-half years, longer than any other known animal, a paper published on Wednesday in the Public Library of Science, or PLOS ONE, revealed. Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute found a female octopus 4600 feet below the ocean surface clinging to a rocky ledge while guarding a ... Read More »