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Chilean Birdman Leads Efforts to Save Seabird in World's Driest Desert

March 5, 2015 - 12:47pm
This little guy symbolizes protection of nature and resilience in the harshest of conditions, says naturalist.
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Why Are Elephants and Other Animals So Wrinkly?

March 5, 2015 - 12:47pm
Loose skin helps African elephants keep cool and naked mole rats burrow underground, for starters.
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Colossal 280-Pound Catfish Caught in Italy

March 5, 2015 - 12:47pm
The wels catfish is Europe's largest freshwater fish.
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'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

March 5, 2015 - 12:06pm
The Myanmar Jerdon's babbler was thought to have gone the way of the dodo—until scientists stumbled across it during a 2014 expedition.
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Ringling Bros. to Retire Its Circus Elephants

March 5, 2015 - 11:02am
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has long been under fire for its treatment of elephants.
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Blue or White Dress? Why We See Colors Differently

March 5, 2015 - 10:31am
Color blind or optical illusion? Scientists offer clues as to why people see different colors in the same dress.
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ISIS Smashes Priceless, Ancient Statues in Iraq

March 5, 2015 - 10:31am
Islamic militants have destroyed priceless statues in Iraq. What was lost, and why is it important?
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Fighting Polio Amid the Chaos of Syria’s Civil War

March 5, 2015 - 8:01am
Courageous bands of volunteers are dodging bullets and bombs to vaccinate the country's children against the disease.
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After Menopause, Female Killer Whales Help Pod Survive

March 5, 2015 - 7:12am
Female killer whales that live long past their "childbearing" days may be wise matriarchs that help their groups survive, a new study claims.
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Galaxy in Front of Supernova Creates Cosmic Mirage: Einstein Cross

March 5, 2015 - 7:02am
Astronomers are watching a strange supernova explode nine billion light-years away.
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Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

March 5, 2015 - 6:02am
Planetary scientists have figured out how much water filled a Martian sea four billion years ago—and it was a lot.
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Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs

March 5, 2015 - 4:11am
Chemicals that mimic estrogen and other hormones are costing the EU $175 billion per year in health care, according to new research.
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Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

March 4, 2015 - 11:57pm
It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.
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Watch: Ice Fishermen Pull Up Live Bird

March 4, 2015 - 11:34pm
Pennsylvania ice fishermen received quite a surprise this week.
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Lack of Snow Leaves California's 'Water Tower' Running Low

March 4, 2015 - 10:48pm
Rising temperatures and declining snowpack in the mountains mean that the drought across the western U.S. is about to get even worse.
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Weasel Rides Woodpecker in Viral Photo—But Is It Real?

March 4, 2015 - 10:18pm
Experts weigh in on a photograph of a least weasel attacking a European green woodpecker in flight.
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New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia

March 4, 2015 - 5:16pm
Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.
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Corpse Bride: Lizard Necrophilia Reported in Brazil

March 4, 2015 - 4:01pm
A recent report of a male black-and-white tegus attempting to mate with a dead female in Brazil raises the question: Why are some animals necrophiliacs?
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He Led the CIA to bin Laden—and Unwittingly Inspired a Backlash Against Vaccines

March 4, 2015 - 1:31pm
Pakistani doctor helped lead the CIA to bin Laden—and unwittingly inspired a backlash against vaccines.
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Fleeing War, a Syrian Family Makes a New Home in North Carolina

March 4, 2015 - 11:16am
A family of seven, driven from their country by violence, is building a new life in North Carolina with help from the U.S. government, resettlement workers, and volunteers.
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