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Humans and Wild Apes Share Common Sign Language

Some apes, like wild chimps and bonobos, use gestures to communicate, and humans can understand these gestures since they are based on a common language. This is the finding of an experiment in which volunteers watched videos of apes and...

The Last and Most Isolated Stone Age Tribe in the World

The world's last and most isolated stone age tribe lives on North Sentinel Island, off the southwest coast of South Andaman, India. In her analysis of interactions and contacts with the Andaman Islanders, Zarine Cooper, a specialist who has verified...

5.9 Earthquake Strikes Off the Coast of Rhodes

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck the area east of the Greek island of Rhodes, the Athens-based Geodynamic Institute said. The institute reported that the earthquake hit around 2.37 p.m. local time Wednesday, with its epicenter located about 63 kilometers...

New Pill Treats Diabetic Cats Without Daily Insulin Shots

Bexacat, the first FDA-approved orally administered drug for diabetic cats that have not already received insulin treatment, will be available in the United States soon. The drug, in the form of bexagliflozin tablets, is intended specifically for cats with...

Greek Stray Dog Stands Guard by His Fallen Friend in Heartbreaking Video

A stray dog stood guard by his fallen friend in the middle of the road in footage filmed on Monday on Crete. The footage, shot by a female driver in Heraklion, shows the animal standing by his friend and not...

Closest Supermoon in Nearly a Millennium This Weekend

January 21st will mark the first new moon of the year and the occurrence of a "supermoon." This phenomenon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth. The supermoon will be the closest the moon has...

Lone Wolf Spotted Swimming in the Sea Off Greece

A lone wolf was spotted by surprised fishermen swimming in the Aegean Sea off Magnesia, located in Central Greece. The men on the fishing boat were caught by surprise to see the wolf at such a great distance from the...

Is it a Cloud or a UFO? Video of Surreal Sight Goes Viral

A massive cloud shaped like a UFO hovered over a city in Turkey, changing colors from orange to pink and then to yellow as the sunrise cascaded across it. Onlookers spotted the “surreal sight” above Bursa on Thursday, January 19th,...

Greenland Temperatures Hottest in 1,000 Years

There is no longer any doubt that climate change is having a major impact on the Greenland ice sheet, one of the world's coldest and most isolated places that plays a crucial role in the Earth's climate. Central and...

Child Buried With 142 Dogs in Ancient Egyptian Necropolis

Egypt's sands have revealed many treasures over the ages, but, more recently, archaeologists digging in a necropolis close to Cairo discovered something that has them scratching their heads. Experts found the bones of an eight-year-old child carefully spread out...

EPA Detects “Staggering” Levels of Toxic Chemicals in US Freshwater Fish

Using data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), researchers found that fish collected in the nation's streams, rivers, and the Great Lakes contain alarmingly high amounts of toxic chemicals known as PFOS or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, a synthetic poison...

Growing Magma Under Santorini Volcano a ‘Real Threat’

A submarine volcano at the Greek island of Santorini has a growing, never-before-seen magma chamber that could fuel another massive eruption within the next 150 years, a new study finds. About 4 miles (7 kilometers) from Santorini, 1,640 feet (500...

22 Inventions That Are Saving the World

We all know that we need to do our part to save the Earth, but the hardest part is knowing where to start. Everyday, it seems like there's a new headline about how humans are destroying the planet. Under...

Four Dinosaur Species Found in Chile

An inhospitable valley in Chilean Patagonia that has emerged over the past decade as a significant fossil deposit has revealed the fossilized bones of four different species of dinosaurs. This includes a megaraptor, according to a study published on...

The 8 Pristine Mountains of Greece Where Construction Is Banned

Greece has decided to ban all construction on six 'pristine mountains' in order to stop the overexploitation of the environment of recent years