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Wild Dolphin “Asks” Divers to Help Free Itself from Hook

Dolphins may be one of the planet’s smartest creatures, but one thing they lack are opposable thumbs. However, they are clever enough to recognize that, in a pinch, they can approach humans to get help with those hard to reach spots. In this video, a bottle nosed dolphin with limited mobility due to a hook and fishing line restricting a pectoral fin, approaches some divers for help. Diving instructor Keller Laros noticed that the dolphin was hanging around them, and that it wasn’t able to move freely. Closer inspection revealed the ocean debris lodged in the fin. Thankfully, the dolphin not only allowed the divers to attempt to work the…

Science and Technology

These Robots Drill Through Ice In The Hunt For Life In Other Planets

Explorer and engineer Bill Stone has been steadfast in his desire to travel to space since he watched the first astronauts land on the moon as a boy. Today, he’s closer than ever to launching his own inventions—advanced unmanned robots called “Cryobots”— into space to understand whether life exists beyond our planet. With help from NASA, his team is testing these bots in the most remote corners of our planet in order to one day collect data from space that could turn science fiction into reality. If you like this post, share it on facebook and twitter.