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Stunningly intact giant squid washes ashore in South Africa

Stunningly intact giant squid washes ashore in South Africa

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Adéle Grosse and her husband found a dead giant squid (Architeuthis dux) while walking on Golden Mile Beach in Britannia Bay, South Africa.(Image: © Adéle Grosse)When a giant squid washed ashore on a South African beach, one woman's first instinct was to save its life."At first, I just wanted to get it back into the ocean," Adéle Grosse, of Cape Town, told Live Science in an email. "[But] on closer observation, one could see that it was dead."Sightings such as...

June 17, 2020
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Surprisingly warm water found on underside of Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier'

Surprisingly warm water found on underside of Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier'

For the first time, an underwater robot visited the bottom of Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier. An underwater robot named Icefin that has gone where no submersible has gone before — to the underbelly of Antarctica's "Doomsday Glacier" — has uncovered unusually warm temperatures there. The hunk of ice, officially known as the Thwaites Glacier, earned its ominous nickname because it is one of Antarctica's fastest melting glaciers. Even so, scientists were surprised to learn that waters at the ground line, the region where the glacier meets the sea, are more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2...

January 30, 2020
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Ancient never-before-seen viruses discovered locked up in Tibetan glacier

Ancient never-before-seen viruses discovered locked up in Tibetan glacier

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.(Image: © Shutterstock)For the past 15,000 years, a glacier on the northwestern Tibetan Plateau of China has hosted a party for some unusual guests: an ensemble of frozen , many of them unknown to modern science.Scientists recently broke up this party after taking a look at two ice cores from this Tibetan glacier, revealing the existence of 28 never-before-seen virus groups. Investigating these mysterious viruses could help scientists on two fronts: For one,...

February 11, 2020
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'Reaper of death,' newfound cousin of T. rex, discovered in Canada

'Reaper of death,' newfound cousin of T. rex, discovered in Canada

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Researchers have only two skulls from this new species, but here is what the dinosaur may have looked like nearly 80 million years ago.(Image: © Julius Csotonyi)The fossils of a newly discovered cousin — a vicious, meat-eating dinosaur with serrated teeth and a monstrous face that scientists are calling the "reaper of death," has been discovered in Alberta, Canada. At 79.5 million years old, Thanatotheristes degrootorum is the oldest known named tyrannosaur on...

February 11, 2020
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Meditation may have shaved 8 years of aging off Buddhist monk's brain

Meditation may have shaved 8 years of aging off Buddhist monk's brain

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Richard Davidson (left), founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (right), the Buddhist Tibetian Monk who participated in the study on brain aging, in a recent photo.(Image: © Michael Conway/Center for Healthy Minds)While there's no fountain of youth, a Tibetian Buddhist monk may have tapped into the next best thing, according to an analysis showing that his 41-year-old brain...

March 17, 2020
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Sinkhole opens near the Pantheon, revealing 2,000-year-old Roman paving stones

Sinkhole opens near the Pantheon, revealing 2,000-year-old Roman paving stones

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Archaeological investigations following the opening of a sinkhole in Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon in Rome have unearthed the ancient pavement of the imperial era.(Image: © Alessandro Serrano'/AGF/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)A sinkhole unexpectedly opened up in front of the Pantheon in Rome last month, revealing imperial paving stones that were laid over a millennia ago, news sources report. The , located in the Piazza della Rotonda,...

May 11, 2020
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How a superspreader at choir practice sickened 52 people with COVID-19

How a superspreader at choir practice sickened 52 people with COVID-19

TrendingLive Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.After a superspreader attended a choir practice (not pictured here), 52 people came down with COVID-19.(Image: © Shutterstock)A COVID-19 superspreader unknowingly infected 52 people with the new at a choir practice in Mount Vernon, , in early March, leading to the deaths of two people, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report finds.The choir practice happened on March 10, roughly two weeks before the state's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee...

May 14, 2020
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