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Reuters Science News Summary

Updated: 05-02-2019 18:27 IST
Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. 'Thar she blows!' Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

"Thar she blows!" The old cry of sailors sighting a whale's waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to gather samples of the fluids exhaled by the huge mammals and track their health. Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo. The scat, valuable for studying the health of leopard seals, had been stored in a freezer for a year before it was thawed out for analysis, the researchers said.