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Apr 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by Dr Denise Risch from NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center provides conclusive evidence that mysterious ocean sounds known as the bio-duck are produced by Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). Antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, in Ross Sea, Antarctica. Image credit: Brocken Inaglory / CC BY-SA 3.0. Bio-duck, or quacker, is the name given to a quacking-like sound which was first described by submarine...

Apr 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists have described a new species of assassin fly found preserved in two pieces of 100-million-year-old Burmese amber. Burmapogon bruckschi,...

Apr 22, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A multinational group of scientists led by Dr Peter Elliott of South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide has described a new mineral from...

Apr 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Marine biologists have described a new species of beaked whale known only from seven specimens found stranded on tropical islands in the western and central...

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A large team of astronomers has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of Kepler-186. This artistic concept...

Apr 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Eocasea martini, a carnivorous animal that lived in what is today Kansas during Carboniferous period, about 300 million years ago, is the oldest known...

Apr 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Paleontologists from the American Museum of Natural History have described a shark species that lived during Carboniferous period, about 325 million years...