This Week In Science: Walruses Invade, Cyanide Clouds, and a Surprising Discovery on the Moon

October 3, 2014 3:32 PM

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This Week In Science: Walruses Invade, Cyanide Clouds, and a Surprising Discovery on the Moon

35,000 walruses came ashore on an Alaskan beach, seeking a resting place in lieu of their preferred perch, sea ice, which is becoming rarer in the Arctic. Five separate studies say Australia's record-smashing 2013 heat wave was a consequence of man-made climate change. Scientists discovered a huge rectangular shape buried beneath the surface of the moon, possibly the remnants of ancient rift valleys created as the early moon cooled. Acupuncture was found to be useless in treating chronic knee pain.

Researchers found a massive cloud of hydrogen cyanide ice over the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan. Drought and irrigation has completely drained the eastern basin of the Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world. A change in a single gene may have split monarch butterfly populations int...

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