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This Robotic Sea Turtle is Built to Find Hidden Treasure in Shipwrecks

Thanks to millions and millions of years of evolution, sea turtles work. They work well. They can swim stealthily around the ocean, sliding between chunks of coral if necessary. That in mind, it's no wonder the sea creatures are the inspiration for the latest underwater robots. Read More >>

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This Robotic Sea Turtle Moves Through the Water With Breathtaking Grace

Mankind's attempts to create robotic humans that move exactly like us have so far been far from perfect. They usually stumble around, desperately trying to keep their balance like a toddler taking its first steps. But recreating the natural motions of underwater creatures like sea turtles? We've damn near perfected that. Read More >>

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Seen a Load of Owls Flying About Recently? It's All Harry Potter's Fault

Apparently Britain is positively overflowing with owls that have been turfed out of their homes. Potter fans that fell in love with the wizard's mail-delivering pet owl, Hedwig, all went out and bought one. Now that Potter's all done and dusted the poor owls are getting dumped too. Read More >>

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'Extinct' Giant Turtle Might Join Lonesome George As World's Rarest Creature

A giant tortoise species presumed extinct for more than 150 years is actually roaming the Galápagos islands today according to DNA evidence, scientists report. Read More >>

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And the Ig Nobel Prize Goes To: Crusher Tank Parking Enforcer, Wasabi Alarm and Structured Procrastination

The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night! It's that fun time of year when we get to enjoy scientists' geektastic senses of humor. Read More >>

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