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Grandsons of Hemingway on a Trip to Cuba, could open Access to his Fishing Logs for Researchers

Grandsons of Hemingway on a Trip to Cuba, could open Access to his Fishing Logs for Researchers

Access to Ernest Hemingway's fishing logs could be opened for researchers through a trip to Cuba by his grandsons, hope scientists. The author's fishing logs are believed to be a big chamber of significant information about the state of deep-water species before they were diminished by overfishing.

A five-day mission to the island was kicked off by Patrick and John Hemingway on Monday, aimed at helping improve US-Cuba ties and getting a permit for researchers to study the aging documents.

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California blue whale population rebounds: study

California blue whale population rebounds: study

Blue whale's population off the coast of California is nearly back to pre-whaling levels, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Mammal Science.

Using historical data, researchers at the University of Washington estimated that the current population of blue whales off the Golden State is 97 per cent of what it was before 1905 - when the huge marine creature population had reached near extinction.

Scientists Discover Complete and Well-Preserved Dinosaur’s Fossil Remains

Scientists Discover Complete and Well-Preserved Dinosaur’s Fossil Remains

Scientists have excavated fossilized remains of a dinosaur, which is believed to be the largest land-dwelling creature catalogued. It was found in Southern Patagonia in 2005.

The creature dubbed 'Dreadnoughtus' was weighed around 59,300 kg and measured 26 meters including 11.3 meters long neck and 8.7 meters long tail.

Walt Disney Company files for Drone use Patents

Walt Disney Company files for Drone use Patents

Walt Disney Company has filed for three drone patents last week. The company wants to use small drones to enhance entertainment at amusement park. The drones could be used for light shows, carry things and projection screens. According to company, there are many other applications where these drones could be used.

By filing the patents, the company has joined a long list of other United States companies that are pushing the government to allow commercial use of drones. The company has not stated yet whether the drones will be used at Disneyland in Anaheim or other parks.

Paleontologists carrying out excavation at Wyoming Cave

Paleontologists carrying out excavation at Wyoming Cave

After a span of 30 years, paleontologists are carrying out excavations at the cave in Wyoming, which is full of animal fossils that date very long back.

Over the years, infinite numbers of animals have fallen down into the cave that is 80 feet deep. As a result of this, there is huge pile of fossils and animal remains in the cave.

To safely remove these fossils from the sedimentary rock in which they are buried, scientists have been working hard. An expert team of 20 researchers has been working in this excavation process.

Neanderthals were more intelligent than previously thought

Neanderthals were more intelligent than previously thought

Researchers have revealed that they have found evidence to prove that Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than what was previously believed by many experts. The researchers reached at the conclusion after discovering engravings deep in Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar. The discovery provided the first Neanderthal cave etchings found anywhere in the world.

Drop in water level causes Earth's surface to rise in Western US

Drop in water level causes Earth's surface to rise in Western US

According to an analysis by a research team from University of California in San Diego, the severe drought that has gripped the western United States for 14 years is altering the landscape completely.

Apart from disturbing the local ecology and excoriating the plant supply, the adverse effect of the draught has now lifted the ground in some locations in several western US states by as much as 0.16 inches in just 18 months.

Astronauts from NASA’s NEEMO 18 Program Spending Time at Aquarius

Aquarius is the only underwater laboratory present 19 meters below the surface of earth. It is located around five kilometres away from Key Largo Island.

Researchers who are part of NASA's Extreme Environment Missions Operations (NEEMO) 18 program are present at the lab. Four astronauts are in the lab and are training themselves for a mission that would take them on the surface of an asteroid.

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Test To Find Location of Voyager 1 Spacecraft

Test To Find Location of Voyager 1 Spacecraft

With so much confusion over the exact location of Voyager 1 spacecraft, two researchers working with the spacecraft have come in for its rescue. They both took to a new test that is especially designed by them to show whether or not Voyager 1 has made it into interstellar space.

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Friends of Science Society Post a Letter to Dispute Greenpeace Statements

Friends of Science Society Post a Letter to Dispute Greenpeace Statements

A letter has been posted by Friends of Science Society on its website disputing the Greenpeace statements. The letter has also pointed that claims are based on false scientific evidence that contradicts Greenpeace. For example, a report released in March 30, 2013 print edition of The Economist talked about unexpected hiatus in global warming, despite the fact that there was significant rise in levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) - the greenhouse gas thought major cause of triggering global warming.

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