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Did mosasaurs hunt like killer whales?

Did prehistoric sea creatures called mosasaurs subdue prey by ramming them with their bony snouts like killer whales do today? It’s a theory that University of Cincinnati biology professor Takuya Konishi proposed after taking a closer look at a newborn fossil specimen for his latest research study. Konishi will present ...

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How to Attract a Killer Tigress? Try a Man’s Cologne

How to Attract a Killer Tigress? Try a Man’s Cologne Image Elephants have been brought in to help capture the man-eating tigress known as T-1.CreditCreditBryan Denton for The New York Times By Jeffrey Gettleman Oct. 8, 2018 PANDHARKAWADA, India — Do man-eating tigers like Calvin Klein cologne? The Indian authorities ...

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A Mushroom Extract Might Save Bees From a Killer Virus

The bees, as you’ve probably heard, are dying, in massive numbers. Termed colony collapse disorder, the die-off counts among its causes a parasite aptly named Varroa destructor. A flat, button-shaped, eight-legged critter no more than 2 millimeters long, varroa mites invade honeybee hives around the world in droves, latch onto ...

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Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots

Image CreditJustin Wood SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots As the tech moguls disagree over the risks presented by something that doesn’t exist yet, all of Silicon Valley is learning about unintended consequences of A.I. CreditJustin Wood SAN FRANCISCO — ...

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The Creepy Genetics Behind the Golden State Killer Case

For the dozen years between 1974 and 1986, he rained down terror across the state of California. He went by many names: the East Side Rapist, the Visalia Ransacker, the Original Night Stalker, the Golden State Killer. And on Wednesday, law enforcement officials announced they think they finally have his ...

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Unsealed Documents Raise Questions on Monsanto Weed Killer

By DANNY HAKIM March 14, 2017 The reputation of Roundup, whose active ingredient is the world’s most widely used weed killer, took a hit on Tuesday when a federal court unsealed documents raising questions about its safety and the research practices of its manufacturer, the chemical giant Monsanto. Roundup and similar products ...

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A Mysterious Killer Algae Just Got a Little Less Puzzling

As far as algae goes, Pseudo-nitzschia is an outright menace. It produces a neurotoxin, domoic acid, that works its way up the food chain, building up in shellfish like crabs and clams. And when humans eat those shellfish, the neurotoxin leads to a disorder known as amnesic shellfish poisoning—featuring symptoms ...

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