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'Ben Guarino The Washington Post' - 124 News Result(s)

  • Whales Go Quiet And Dolphins Shout In Loud Oceans, New Studies Show

    Whales Go Quiet And Dolphins Shout In Loud Oceans, New Studies Show

    The oceans are loud and getting louder all the time. And marine mammals must live in the din. These animals take different approaches to the noise: Dolphins perform the equivalent of shouting. Humpback whales, when competing with a nearby boat, go silent.

  • Scientists Went Looking For Meteorites In US Lakes. They Found A Surprise

    Scientists Went Looking For Meteorites In US Lakes. They Found A Surprise

    On a sunny July morning, a group of teenagers gathered in a circle aboard a 71-foot research vessel named the Neeskay. The teens, members of a scientific mission called the Aquarius Project, cheered:

  • New Dwarf Planet Spotted At The Very Fringe Of Solar System

    New Dwarf Planet Spotted At The Very Fringe Of Solar System

    A previously unknown dwarf planet circles through the far reaches of our solar system, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced Tuesday.

  • This Is What Happens To A Shy Octopus On Ecstasy

    This Is What Happens To A Shy Octopus On Ecstasy

    If you give an octopus MDMA, it will get touchy and want to mingle. What sounds like the premise of a children's book set at Burning Man is, in fact, the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Neuroscientist Gul Dolen, who studies social behavior at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and octopus ex...

  • Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they'll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs.

  • Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists who excavated a seaside cave in South Africa have discovered what they say is the world's oldest drawing. It is an abstract pattern, a crosshatch of red lines, like a hashtag, on a rock flake.

  • Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS, and fry the electric grid.

  • This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    The source of all light and life on Earth is also the source of one of its biggest natural threats: space weather. The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS and fry the electric grid. A "worst c...

  • Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Before the massive Hope Diamond came to rest in a Smithsonian exhibit, before the gem passed among wealthy owners and thieves and French royals, before it acquired its cursed reputation, before it was mined in India, the diamond was born at hellish depths beneath Earth's crust.

  • Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons - bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons.

  • Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. And astronomers have just announced the discovery of a dozen more. On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons -- bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons, said Scott Sheppard, a scientist at the Carnegie I...

  • "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    A 28-year-old rhinoceros named Najin and her daughter, Fatu, are the only northern white rhinos on the planet. They live at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya under constant armed guard.

  • How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    Jeanne Louise Calment lived for 122 years and 164 days, the oldest verified age of any person, ever. Her interviews revealed a portrait of the centenarian in high spirits: "I've only ever had one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it," she told reporters when she turned 110.

  • This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named Junzi imperialis. Gibbons are the smallest apes, chatty and as lanky-limbed as Kermit the Frog. They're also more closely related to humans than they are to any monkey.

  • Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    A rain of spiders drowned the Australian town of Goulburn in silk in 2015. A Goulburn resident who bravely looked up saw a several-hundred-yard tunnel of spiderlings in the air, he said. The spiders parachuted in on long strands of webbing, a behavior that biologists call "ballooning."

'Ben Guarino The Washington Post' - 124 News Result(s)

  • Whales Go Quiet And Dolphins Shout In Loud Oceans, New Studies Show

    Whales Go Quiet And Dolphins Shout In Loud Oceans, New Studies Show

    The oceans are loud and getting louder all the time. And marine mammals must live in the din. These animals take different approaches to the noise: Dolphins perform the equivalent of shouting. Humpback whales, when competing with a nearby boat, go silent.

  • Scientists Went Looking For Meteorites In US Lakes. They Found A Surprise

    Scientists Went Looking For Meteorites In US Lakes. They Found A Surprise

    On a sunny July morning, a group of teenagers gathered in a circle aboard a 71-foot research vessel named the Neeskay. The teens, members of a scientific mission called the Aquarius Project, cheered:

  • New Dwarf Planet Spotted At The Very Fringe Of Solar System

    New Dwarf Planet Spotted At The Very Fringe Of Solar System

    A previously unknown dwarf planet circles through the far reaches of our solar system, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced Tuesday.

  • This Is What Happens To A Shy Octopus On Ecstasy

    This Is What Happens To A Shy Octopus On Ecstasy

    If you give an octopus MDMA, it will get touchy and want to mingle. What sounds like the premise of a children's book set at Burning Man is, in fact, the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology. Neuroscientist Gul Dolen, who studies social behavior at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and octopus ex...

  • Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Scientists Identify 4 Personality Types. Here's What They Found

    Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they'll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs.

  • Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists Just Found The Oldest Drawing - A 70,000-Year-Old Hashtag

    Archaeologists who excavated a seaside cave in South Africa have discovered what they say is the world's oldest drawing. It is an abstract pattern, a crosshatch of red lines, like a hashtag, on a rock flake.

  • Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    Parker Solar Probe Launched in NASA's First Mission to 'Touch' the Sun and Study Its Dangers

    The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS, and fry the electric grid.

  • This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    This NASA Spacecraft Will Probe One Of Earth's Scariest Threats - The Sun

    The source of all light and life on Earth is also the source of one of its biggest natural threats: space weather. The sun's atmosphere regularly erupts with fast-moving flashes of protons and explosions of energetic particles that can hit Earth within minutes and disrupt radio communication, interfere with GPS and fry the electric grid. A "worst c...

  • Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Hope Diamond, Mined In India, Was Born At Hellish Depths Of Earth: Study

    Before the massive Hope Diamond came to rest in a Smithsonian exhibit, before the gem passed among wealthy owners and thieves and French royals, before it acquired its cursed reputation, before it was mined in India, the diamond was born at hellish depths beneath Earth's crust.

  • Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    Jupiter Has 12 More Moons Than Previously Thought, Astronomers Discover

    On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons - bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons.

  • Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Astronomers Discover 12 More Moons Of Jupiter, Including An Oddity

    Our solar system's oldest and biggest planet, Jupiter, has many moons. And astronomers have just announced the discovery of a dozen more. On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center published the orbits for 12 newfound Jovian moons -- bringing Jupiter's total to 79 moons, said Scott Sheppard, a scientist at the Carnegie I...

  • "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    "Beautiful" Embryos Created From Near-Extinct Rhinoceros Sperm

    A 28-year-old rhinoceros named Najin and her daughter, Fatu, are the only northern white rhinos on the planet. They live at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya under constant armed guard.

  • How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    How Long Can We Live? New Study Questions A Limit To Human Life Span

    Jeanne Louise Calment lived for 122 years and 164 days, the oldest verified age of any person, ever. Her interviews revealed a portrait of the centenarian in high spirits: "I've only ever had one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it," she told reporters when she turned 110.

  • This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    This Ancient Chinese Tomb Held A Royal, Her Extinct Ape - And A Warning

    A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2,300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named Junzi imperialis. Gibbons are the smallest apes, chatty and as lanky-limbed as Kermit the Frog. They're also more closely related to humans than they are to any monkey.

  • Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    Spiders Can Float In The Air. Scientists Just Found Out How They Lift Off

    A rain of spiders drowned the Australian town of Goulburn in silk in 2015. A Goulburn resident who bravely looked up saw a several-hundred-yard tunnel of spiderlings in the air, he said. The spiders parachuted in on long strands of webbing, a behavior that biologists call "ballooning."

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