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Science Discovers Possibility For 'Unlimited' Eggs In Female Ovaries

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Thanks to their ticking biological clocks, women have always been under pressure to start popping out babies sooner than later, but thanks to science, that may not be the case anymore.

Reproductive biologist Jonathan Tilly has discovered that it is possible to harvest stem cells from female ovaries and turn them into oocytes, a.k.a., egg cells.

The revolutionary study "opens up a number of exciting possibilities for preserving the fertility of women," as Tilly explained:

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Dolphins Have Unique Catchphrases

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Two marine biologists studying dolphins have found that when a new group of dolphins meets another they have a signature whistle they use as a greeting.

Sort of like a: "Hello, I am Delphino, of the clan Swimsalot."

And then the other group responds with their whistle like: "What's up, yo."

LOLz!

It's just one dolphin that does the whistle, like their leader.

The whistle was only used if they were specially interacting with another group of dolphins, not just near by others.

So this really is a "hello!"

So cool.

A Cetacean biologist who read the study said this could open up all sorts of possibilities.

She said:

"We know dolphins learn to copy each other's signature whistles. What if they use a signature whistle to refer to a 'third party' or a dolphin that isn't there?"

Dolphins can talk smack on each other!

They're just like humans!

LOLz!

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The Legless Amphibian "Chikilidae" Discovered In India

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Several biologists in India have found that something that has been mistaken as snakes for a very long time (basically forever) are not actually snakes after all.

It is a legless amphibian called chikilidae. Kinda cool, kinda yuck.

This discovery is leading people to think

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Monkeys Cover Their Eyes When They Wanna Be Alone

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OMGEZZ! Goawaaaay!!

Mandrills the biggest member of the monkey family and apparently the most easily annoyed.

Experts have noticed when the monkeys want to be left alone they cover their eyes with there hands.

Apparently it's a gesture that has never been seen before, and experts believe it is evidence of social culture among animals. They believe one of the mandrills made up the gesture, made it cool, and passed it on to her pals. (kinda like saying "that's what she said.")

Evolutionary biologist Mark E. Laidre says they don't do it to block the sun cause their eyes remain open.

I just seems like a matter of time before they start flipping us off!

[image via youtube]

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Teen Shoots Chupacabra!

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RIP Chupacabra!

13-year-old Carter Pope spotted a strange animal walking across a field and ran to get his dad who was also amazed by what he saw.

Carter then grabbed his gun (totally normal reaction) and fired three shots, killing the animal.

The chupacabra is a mythical creature — kinda like "Big Foot" or the "Down-To-Earth Actor" — but some wildlife biologists believe it is a sick coyote or other wild animal, rather than the vampire-like monster it's rumored to be.

Since 2007, Canion's creature has been identified as a coyote crossed with a Mexican wolf, but this kid is probably gonna tell his friends he killed a chupacabra.

[image via victoriaadvocate.com]

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Truth Behind The Brooklyn Bridge Sea Monster

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Sea Monster Found Under The Brooklyn Bridge!

Booo!

Yesterday, a sea monster was found under the Brooklyn Bridge.

We are very sad to report that sea monster found between the burrows was…. not actually a "sea monster".

Kim Durham, a rescue program director and biologist for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in Riverhead, N.Y., checked out the decomposing creature and knew right away what it was:

"We could tell it was an Atlantic sturgeon right away. They have bony plates all over their bodies. There's no mistaking a sturgeon."

Well, that's not as fun!

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a 1995 study found that there were about 9,500 juvenile Atlantic sturgeons in the Hudson River — so they're not even rare!

Whatever.

We still haven't given up on unicorns and mermaids!

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San Jose City Hall Falcon Dies Before She Learned How To Fly

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San Jose City Hall Falcon Dies Before She Learned How To Fly

There is sad news from city hall.

The famous family of falcons that reside on the ledges of San Jose City Hall have suffered a loss today.

Unita, the only female falcon to be born earlier this year on the 18th floor ledge of City Hall, has died.

She was 40 days old.

"It takes equal measures of luck, skill and strength to survive out there," said Glenn Stewart, a biologist with the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, who monitors the peregrine falcons born in the Bay Area. "This was purely bad luck."

Unita is survived by her three brothers: Hermes, Shadow and Ahote, and her parents, Clara and Esteban Colbert.

To mourn with the family click HERE and see them on live video stream.

RIP.

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