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Fungal bloom killing Montana trout

Fungal bloom killing Montana trout

MELROSE, Mont., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Dozens of brown trout in Montana are dying and floating lifelessly onto the banks of the Big Hole River, and the culprit is a fungus called Saprolegnia.
Brooks Hays
Scientists locate water ice on Mercury

Scientists locate water ice on Mercury

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers have located more evidence that in the deep dark bowl-shaped cavities of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, sits ice -- water ice.
Brooks Hays
Rare beaked whale beached in Australia

Rare beaked whale beached in Australia

NEWCASTLE, Australia, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A medium-sized beaked whale, which normally sticks to the deep sea, made a rare appearance this week, as it washed ashore in Australia.
Brooks Hays
Why half-frozen lakes sound like lightsabers

Why half-frozen lakes sound like lightsabers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Scientist explains why skipping a rock on a half frozen lake sounds like a lightsaber from a "Star Wars" movie.
Brooks Hays
Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

Methane-munching microbes found in rocks at bottom of the sea

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Scientists are beginning to grasp the impressive amount of methane gas that never makes it to the ocean's surface -- thanks to microbes in deep-sea rocks.
Brooks Hays
Massive ancient kangaroo, now extinct, was too big to hop

Massive ancient kangaroo, now extinct, was too big to hop

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Some 30,000 years ago, kangaroos were too tall and heavy, without the proper bone structure, to hop around on their hind legs as the modern marsupials do today.
Brooks Hays
Beached sperm whale euthanized in Florida

Beached sperm whale euthanized in Florida

INDIAN SHORES, Fla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A pygmy sperm whale washed onto a Florida beach Tuesday, barely breathing and in serious distress. Wildlife officials had to put the whale to sleep.
Brooks Hays
Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

Survey suggests young adults addicted to the Internet

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- In a recent survey of 1,300 young adults, ages 18 to 25, some 16 percent of respondents admitted to spending more than 15 hours per day online.
Brooks Hays
Astronauts race to reconfigure space station electrical system

Astronauts race to reconfigure space station electrical system

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- NASA astronauts donned spacesuits and stepped outside the International Space Station on Wednesday morning to repair a broken solar panel component.
Brooks Hays
Lockheed working on game-changing fusion reactor

Lockheed working on game-changing fusion reactor

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin says it's on its way to developing the first nuclear-powered jet engine -- what it's calling a compact fusion reactor, or CFR.
Brooks Hays
Authorities investigating Washington farmer's role in wolf killing

Authorities investigating Washington farmer's role in wolf killing

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are investigating reports that a farmer in Whitman County shot and killed a gray wolf.
Brooks Hays
Fragments of ancient bronze chariot discovered in England

Fragments of ancient bronze chariot discovered in England

MELTON MOWBRAY, England, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Archaeologists found fragments of a bronze chariot at an Iron Age settlement in England, evidence of a fanciful religious sacrifice.
Brooks Hays
Massive clubhouse of ancient cult found in Israel

Massive clubhouse of ancient cult found in Israel

TEL BURNA, Israel, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a massive complex they say likely served as the meeting place for a cult that worshipped the god of storms.
Brooks Hays
Study: Giant icebergs once cruised by Florida

Study: Giant icebergs once cruised by Florida

CONWAY, S.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida once hosted colossal icebergs that made their way southward during massive Arctic flooding.
Brooks Hays
New snail species named for marriage equality

New snail species named for marriage equality

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers have identified a new species of hermaphrodite land snail in Taiwan, and they've named the mollusk in honor of marriage equality.
Brooks Hays
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