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Fifth generation stealth to be inducted into USAF

In a mission to boost its aircraft fleet, the U.S. government has decided to implement fifth generation stealth technology in the U.S. Air Force (USAF).

Global data equivalent to US covered in 13 layers of books

Can you guess the amount of information stored in the world? Scientists have measured the data available and found it to be 295 exabytes by 2007. An exabyte is equal to ten to the power of 18 bytes. Scientists say that information is equivalent to 1.2 billion hard drives.

Giant lizard caught strolling Riverside's streets

A five-foot long monstrous lizard roams the streets, and makes heads turn as it passes by. Wondering if it's the scene from a movie? No, it is not.

Genes decide who you befriend--study

You might share same interests and passions, but there is more to friendship than this, as a new study states that we choose our friends based on their genes.

Woolly mammoth could be reality in four years

Woolly mammoth, an extinct species of mammoth elephants, could become a reality in roughly four years time, according to professor Akira Iritani from the Kyoto University in Japan.

Pen down negative thoughts to excel in exams

Many students suffer from pre-test blues, which in turn sometimes severely affects grades. According to a new study, these anxiety-blues can be easily dealt with. All one needs to do is to spend 10 minutes writing down his/her fears/worries/negative thoughts related to exams.

Amygdala size determines social network--study

Ever wondered how some people smoothly manage large and complex web of social contacts in their while others struggle with even few? According to a new study released recently, an almond-shaped nuclei group (called amygdala) situated in the medial temporal lobes of the brain might be the reason behind some people’s bustling social life.

Many theropod species were vegetarians--study

According to a new study released Monday, numerous dinosaurs’ species, previously believed to be strictly carnivores, were vegans who ate plants rather than animals.

Bone find may solve Amelia Earhart's mystery

The remains found on a remote island, 1,800 miles off the cost of Hawaii, can unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of Amelia Earhart, who went missing when she took a flight in an attempt to fly across the equator.

More cold-stunned sea turtles rescued

Norfolk, Va. -- Volunteers in Virginia and North Carolina say they've been busy rescuing cold-affected sea turtles and finding them temporary homes in aquariums.

A sudden onset of freezing temperatures has caught many of the creatures too far north and left them lethargic and unable to move.

"I think the temperature's just dropped so quickly that they haven't gotten out yet," Christina Trapani of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center told the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot. "They should be going somewhere warm."

Cold weather stuns some turtles every year, said Mark Swingle, director of research and conservation at the aquarium, but the number of turtles this year is "a little unusual."