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Study: Fish just wanna have fun

Study: Fish just wanna have fun

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- According to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee, some small-brained animals -- like cichlid fish species -- like to play and have fun.
Brooks Hays
Japanese man who 3D printed guns sentenced to two years in prison

Japanese man who 3D printed guns sentenced to two years in prison

KAWASAKI, Japan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Japanese man has been sentenced to two years in prison for 3D printing guns in his home.
Thor Benson
Earth's magnetic field may soon flip, according to new data

Earth's magnetic field may soon flip, according to new data

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- New data shows that the Earth's magnetic field could flip within one lifetime.
Thor Benson
Deforestation in the Amazon has increased 190 percent, satellites show

Deforestation in the Amazon has increased 190 percent, satellites show

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- According to data from the Brazilian nonprofit Imazon, deforestation in the Amazon has increased 190 percent compared to last year.
Thor Benson
Wisconsin shuts down three wolf hunting zones, two remain open

Wisconsin shuts down three wolf hunting zones, two remain open

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are closing another wolf hunting zone tonight -- only two of the six original zones remain open.
Brooks Hays
Journalist battling Ebola in Nebraska continues to improve

Journalist battling Ebola in Nebraska continues to improve

OMAHA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The health of Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo continues to improve, nearly three weeks after he was diagnosed with the deadly disease.
Brooks Hays
Three Mars probes hide behind planet, avoid comet debris

Three Mars probes hide behind planet, avoid comet debris

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars orbiters and rovers are apparently unscathed after a comet passed worryingly close to small, reddish planet over the weekend.
Brooks Hays
Peaking Orionid meteor shower to be obscured by nor'easter

Peaking Orionid meteor shower to be obscured by nor'easter

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Weather systems in much of the United States will ruin stargazers' chance to catch Tuesday night's Orionid meteor shower.
Brooks Hays
Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves

Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A new study suggests consumption of the sugary drinks may promote disease rates independent of obesity-related health problems -- causing cells to age faster.
Brooks Hays
Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk

Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Harvard entomologist and experienced field scientist Piotr Naskrecki was startled recently by a giant birdeating spider in South America.
Brooks Hays
Internet trolls in Britain could face serious jail time

Internet trolls in Britain could face serious jail time

LONDON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- New British policies could make it so Internet trolls will face up to two years in jail.
Thor Benson
First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy

NANYUKI, Kenya, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The first white rhino to ever be born in captivity has died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
Thor Benson
Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds

Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds

ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Scientists in Australia have determined which animal was the first to have sex based on their research of fossils.
Thor Benson
NASA probe spies nanoflares and plasma 'bombs' on sun

NASA probe spies nanoflares and plasma 'bombs' on sun

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- NASA's IRIS probe has captured new detailed images of several mysterious solar phenomena known as plasma "bombs," nanoflares, and supersonic jets.
Brooks Hays
Sean Parker to atone for wedding's Big Sur damage with app

Sean Parker to atone for wedding's Big Sur damage with app

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Former Facebook president Sean Parker has agreed to shell out $2.5 million for environmental damages from his 2013 wedding held in Big Sur.
Brooks Hays
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