PHYS.ORG Already the world's largest shark species, male whale sharks can swim around the ocean for up to 130 years, according to a recently published study by scientists at Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and collaborators from the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. 1 month
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Did red tide kill a 26-foot long whale shark in Florida?
PHYS.ORG What killed a 26-foot whale shark that washed up in southwest Florida? 1 week
Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat
PHYS.ORG Whale researchers working to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca. 5 days
The Meg! When the (giant prehistoric) shark bites, the science bites back
PHYS.ORG The Meg is the blockbuster shark monster movie we didn't realise we needed in our lives. With a cast led by Jason Statham, this... 4 days
Facts About Megalodon: The Long-Gone Shark
LIVE SCIENCE Megalodon was the largest shark ever documented and one of the largest fish on record. It died out about 2.6 million years ago. 2 days
Critics pan EPA plan for evaluating studies of toxic chemicals
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Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?
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Bribing bacteria to play nicely is good for everyone
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Icelandic wildlife group calls for hybrid whale killing probe
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In Photos: Response Teams Try To Save Starving Killer Whale
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'Biological passport' to monitor Earth's largest fish
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Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach
PHYS.ORG A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists... 1 week
Orca Whale Mother, Who Pushed Her Dead Calf for 1,000 Miles and 17 Days, Moves On
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Paleontologists Find Extraordinary Set of Mega-Shark Teeth in Australia
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New approach to fight tuberculosis, a leading cause of death worldwide
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Researchers discover new approach to alleviate chronic itch
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New approach to treating chronic itch
SCIENCE DAILY Two receptors in the spinal cord and the right experimental drug: Researchers have discovered a new approach that suppresses itch. In a series of experiments in mice and dogs they successfully alleviated different forms of acute... 4 days
Rediscovering the sources of Egyptian metals
SCIENCE DAILY Two new studies offer the first comprehensive analytical datasets of Protodynastic to Old Kingdom Egyptian copper-based artifacts (c. 3rd millennium BC), analyzing the provenance of Egyptian copper. As elaborated in a methodological comment, the studies constitute... 2 weeks
Rediscovering the sources of Egyptian metals
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Racial and gender discrimination among teens exposed to dating violence
PHYS.ORG Teen dating violence (TDV) is an urgent public health concern associated with a range of lasting mental, sexual, and behavioral health consequences. Studies have revealed high rates of... 1 day
Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip
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Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip
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3-Year-Old Killer Whale Is Starving, and Biologists Don't Know Why
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‘Biological passports’ help researchers track the world’s biggest fish
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Opioids after wisdom teeth removal might set young people up for addiction
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FDA expands approval of Vertex' cysticfibrosis medicine to treat children aged 12 to
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Science of 'The Meg': How Scientists Know the World's Largest Shark Is Gone Forever
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Educational tracking creates artificial inequalities among students
PHYS.ORG In a series of studies, social psychologists show that educational tracking—grouping students based on their achievement levels—encourages evaluators to artificially create social class inequalities. Three studies reveal that evaluators consider a lower track more... 3 days
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What ‘The Meg’ gets wrong — and right — about megalodon sharks
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