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James Gerken is the Green Editor at The Huffington Post. He is a graduate of Colgate University and lives in New York City.

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생식기관을 자기 머리에 찔러 자가 수정하는 벌레(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2015 | 5:36 PM

이례적인 번식 전략을 쓰는 생물들이 많지만 그 중에서도 이 벌레는 좀 괴상하다.

투명한 수생 편형동물 매크로스토멈 히스트릭스(Macrostomum hystrix)는 바늘 같이 생긴 생식기관을 사용해 짝짓기 상대의 몸에 정자를 주입한다. 하지만 최근의 연구에 따르면 이 생물은 자기 머리를 찔러서 스스로 수정을 시킬 수도 있다고 한다.

독일 빌레펠트 대학과 스위스 바젤 대학의 생물학자들은...

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Cuervo viaja sobre un águila como si fuera cualquier cosa

(3) Comments | Posted July 4, 2015 | 1:22 PM

La mayoría de las aves son capaces de volar por su cuenta, pero este cuervo decidió que era tiempo de quitarse un peso de encima.

El fotógrafo amateur de vida silvestre Phoo Chan capturó esta increíble escena ocurrida recientemente en el cielo sobre Seabeck, Washington.

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Here's An Important Reminder That Even Small Fireworks Can Start Big Fires

(28) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 4:06 PM

Independence Day is nearly upon us and that means millions of Americans are likely to hit up their local fireworks store for small, overpriced explosives that always manage to disappoint us.

The Key Peninsula Fire Department in Lakebay, Washington, posted this video on Wednesday as an important...

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Crow Rides On Eagle Like It's No Big Deal

(121) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 1:23 PM

Most birds are perfectly capable of flying around on their own, but this crow decided it was time to take a load off.

Amateur wildlife photographer Phoo Chan captured this incredible scene recently in the skies above Seabeck, Washington.

crow eagle

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Saudi Prince Says He Will Donate $32 Billion To Charity

(72) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 11:06 AM

Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, an investor and business magnate who is also a member of the Saudi royal family, announced Wednesday that he will donate all of his $32 billion fortune to charity in the coming years.

"It is a commitment without boundaries. A commitment...

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Aquatic Worm Species Can Inject Its Own Head With Sperm To Reproduce, Scientists Discover

(102) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Even among creatures with atypical reproductive strategies, this worm is pretty weird.

Macrostomum hystrix, a transparent, aquatic flatworm, has a "needle-like" reproductive organ it uses to inject sperm into the body of its mate. But it can also stab its own head and self-fertilize, according to new research.

Biologists...

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Dolphin Jumps In Boat, Breaking Woman's Ankles And Leaving A Bloody Mess

(9) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 8:06 AM

A Southern California woman is recovering after a freak accident with a dolphin left her with two broken ankles.

Chrissie Frickman, her husband and their two children were watching dolphins during a June 21 outing on their boat when one leaped aboard and landed on her, reported The...

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이집트 고대 지하 무덤에서 수백만 마리의 '미라 개'가 발견됐다

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 4:24 AM

고대 이집트인들이 동물을 숭배했다는 것은 잘 알려져 있고, 고고학자들은 인간이 아닌 생물의 미라를 발견하는 것에 익숙하다. 그러나 카이로 남쪽의 고대 무덤을 최근 조사한 결과 놀라운 숫자의 미라가 발견되었다. 2천 년 이상 땅 속에 있었던 미라화된 개 800만 마리(추정)가 있었던 것이다.


웨일스의 카디프 대학 연구자들은 앤티쿼티 저널에...

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Police Rescue Giant Pig From Filthy Detroit Basement

(27) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Police in Detroit, Michigan, responded to an unusual call last week, saving a large hog from a squalid basement.

Officers investigated a local home on Friday after receiving an anonymous tip from neighbors that a pig was inside feasting on human remains. Police found no human remains or...

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Dinosaur Species Found Hiding In Plain Sight

(45) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 4:04 PM

Paleontologists in South Africa have announced the name for a new dinosaur species, but they didn't have to do any digging to find the creature's bones.

Instead, the fossilized remains of the 200-million-year-old herbivore have been part of South Africa's largest fossil collection at Wits University since they...

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War Kept This Couple From Their Dream Prom, But They Got One 66 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:23 AM

Ralph and LaVerne Wozniak, a couple from Riverview, Florida, never got to go to prom in the 1940s, but they made that wish came true last week at a local senior prom.

We didn't have a prom because it was war time,” LaVerne told Tampa Bay ABC affiliate...

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Perra salchicha de dos patas ahora corre con estilo, gracias a sus llantas impresas en 3D

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 11:16 AM

La dachshund Bubbles nació en julio pasado sin las dos patas delanteras, pero eso no le ha impedido correr al lado de otros perros.

Sus dueños, Trevor Byers y Elissa Smoak, no estaban seguros de qué hacer con ella al principio. Hicieron un poco de investigación en línea...

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Fossil Discovery Could Be Missing Link In Mystery Of Turtle Shell Evolution

(92) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 9:38 AM

An ancient reptile that doesn't have a shell is an important link in the evolutionary history of the turtle, according to new research.

The fossilized remains of the newly described creature, named Pappochelys rosinae, were found in the south German state of Baden-Württemberg and are believed to be about 240...

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Everyone Loses In This Python vs. Porcupine Battle

(62) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 9:37 AM

The life of a python in South Africa came to a thorny end last week.

A mountain biker at the Lake Eland Game Reserve in a coastal part of KwaZulu-Natal province reportedly spotted the snake with a full belly on June 14. Last Saturday, the snake -- of which there...

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닥스훈트는 바퀴 다리를 달고 달린다, 빠르게!(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 1:35 AM

2014년 7월 태어난 닥스훈트 '버블스'는 날 때부터 두 앞다리가 없었다. 주인 트레버 바이어스와 일리사 스모크는 처음에는 강아지를 위한 휠체어를 이것저것 검색해봤다. 몇 달 후, 이들은 좀 다른 결정을 내렸다. 3D 프린터를 사서 직접 고안한 보조 다리를 만들어주기로 한 것이다.

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Two-Legged Weiner Dog Is Now Rolling In Style, Thanks To 3D-Printed Wheels

(12) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 10:56 AM

Bubbles the dachshund was born last July without her two front legs, but that doesn't stop her from running with the big dogs.

Her owners, Trevor Byers and Elissa Smoak, weren't quite sure what to do with her at first. They did some research online and tried building...

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「犬肉祭」で売りに出されていた100匹の犬に救世主、中国人女性が買い取る【動画・画像】

(9) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 11:07 PM

中国南部にある広西チワン族自治区玉林市で、犬肉を食べる毎年恒例のイベント「犬肉祭」が開催された。今年の犬肉祭では、遠方から訪れた65歳の動物愛護活動家の女性が、100匹の犬を購入し、救いの手を差し伸べた。

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8 millions de chiens momifiés découverts dans des catacombes égyptiennes

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 1:22 PM

Les Égyptiens de l'Antiquité sont connus pour leurs cultes d'animaux, c'est pourquoi les archéologues ont l'habitude de déterrer des momies non-humaines. Mais une enquête récente dans un tombeau antique au sud du Caire a débouché sur une découverte dans de gigantesques proportions: huit millions de chiens momifiés qui étaient ensevelis...

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8 millions de chiens momifiés découverts dans des catacombes égyptiennes (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 1:07 PM

Les Égyptiens de l'Antiquité sont connus pour leurs cultes d'animaux, c'est pourquoi les archéologues ont l'habitude de déterrer des momies non-humaines. Mais une enquête récente dans un tombeau antique au sud du Caire a débouché sur une découverte dans de gigantesques proportions: huit millions de chiens momifiés qui étaient ensevelis...

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Husband Of Woman Accused Of Helping Prison Escapees: 'How Can She Do This?'

(167) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 9:31 AM

Joyce Mitchell, the prison employee accused of helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York earlier this month, "absolutely" did not have a sexual relationship with either of the two men, her husband Lyle Mitchell told the "Today" show's Matt Lauer in an...

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