One of The World’s Most Mysterious Whales Shows Signs of Holding Traditions : ScienceAlert

Repeated sightings of an elusive whale in a strange place could indicate a cultural tradition. Scientists have repeatedly seen a group of Baird’s beaked whales (Berardius bairdii) frolicking in shallow waters around the Commander Islands, at the border between the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. The strange part? Baird’s beaked whales, like all beaked … Read more

Tiny moon could be holding bizarre space rock Chariklo’s rings in place

A little moonlet, too small to be seen from Earth, could be playing cosmic sheepdog by shaping the thin rings around the distant minor planet Chariklo, according to new computer simulations. Chariklo is a Centaur — a breed of small body that orbits the sun on a path sandwiched somewhere between Jupiter and Neptune. Centaurs … Read more