How Much of the Ocean Is Whale Pee (and Worse)?

The impressive quantities of waste produced by a whale don’t go to waste.  Credit: GUDKOV ANDREY / Shutterstock

Giant marine mammals can produce enormous quantities of waste. But much of it is consumed by ocean creatures, playing a vital part in marine food webs.

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

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If Aliens Visit, Don’t Expect a Hollywood Ending, Ridley Scott Warns

Ridley Scott directs a scene from his new film, “Alien: Covenant,” opening in the U.S. on May 19th, 2017.  Credit 20th Century Fox

 

 

Film director Ridley Scott suggests that intelligent aliens are “out there,” and Earth’s inhabitants should prepare for the worst.

Film director Ridley Scott, who delights in terrifying moviegoers with his cinematic blend of horror and science fiction, suggested in a recent interview that the scary prospect of belligerent invading aliens might transcend the realm of sci-fi. According to Scott, hundreds of alien species are “out there” on distant worlds, and Earth’s inhabitants should prepare for the worst if they ever decide to visit our planet.

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Mount Etna: Photos of the Largest Active Volcano in Europe

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. Here are stunning photos of the erupting volcano.

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