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Another prime year of sea turtle nesting is apparently well underway

Another prime year of sea turtle nesting is apparently well underway

Turtle hatchlings started squirming their way out of a dune at Dewees Inlet about midnight and moved to the surf. On Thursday night, the emergence from an Isle of Palms of loggerhead nest was another indication that one more prime year of sea turtle nesting is underway.

According to the marine turtle conservation site at S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the state has crossed the record number for nests with minimal a 5,200 laid, as of Friday.

Out of 56 non-flying mammal species in Luzon, 52 are not found anywhere else in world

Out of 56 non-flying mammal species in Luzon, 52 are not found anywhere else in world

Luzon, an island in the Philippines, has the highest concentration of unique mammals in the world, unveils a 15-year project. The research paper published in the journal Frontiers of Biogeography, out of 56 species of non-flying mammal species known to live on the island, 52 are not found anywhere else in the world.

Elephants want friends and family and not bigger homes

Elephants want friends and family and not bigger homes

For elephants, which are earth’s largest land mammals, what matter are friends, family and games and not how big their home is. A biggest-ever study on zoo-elephant welfare has been carried out in which lives of 255 African and 68 Asian elephants living across North American zoos has been closely studied.

Scientists release 3D map spanning 1.2 million galaxies

Scientists release 3D map spanning 1.2 million galaxies

After investing over ten years in measuring various aspects about galaxies and stars, astronomers have now finally released a 3D map covering 1.2 million galaxies. But it has also measure the expansion of the universe with the passage of time, giving credibility to the theory that dark energy played a part in its growing size.

Scientists move closer to development of invisibility cloak

Scientists move closer to development of invisibility cloak

Invisibility has remained one of greatest challenges for scientific community, but researchers in the United Kingdom claim they are a step closer to developing a material that can make objects disappear.

The researchers at Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science have prepared the composite material which, when used with nano-size particles, can enhance specific properties on an object's surface and, thus, make it disappear.

Georgia surpasses state’s long-term recovery goal for loggerhead sea turtles

Georgia surpasses state’s long-term recovery goal for loggerhead sea turtles

Georgia wildlife officials have shared good news that a new record for loggerhead sea turtles nests has been set for Georgia and it has also crossed the state’s long-term recovery goal for species. The officials announced this week that over 2,890 loggerhead nests have been counted this summer along Georgia’s 100-mile coast.

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