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WATCH: Trippy Physics Of Penguin Huddles

WATCH: Trippy Physics Of Penguin Huddles

Laura Poppick  12.17.2013
When male emperor penguins face the minus-58-degrees-Fahrenheit (minus 50 degrees Celsius), 120-mph (200 km/h) winds of Antarctic winters,...
Fossil Find Rewrites Timeline Of Human Evolution

Fossil Find Rewrites Timeline Of Human Evolution

Charles Q. Choi  12.17.2013
The discovery of a 1.4-million-year-old hand-bone fossil reveals that the modern human ability to make and use complex tools may have originated...
LOOK: 11 Spectacular Photos That Make Tiny World VERY Big

LOOK: 11 Spectacular Photos That Make Tiny World VERY Big

12.16.2013
The world looks a lot different through a microscope. For instance, the trap of a carnivorous plant is truly terrifying. Baby box bugs...
Would Banning Football Helmets Make The Game Safer?

Would Banning Football Helmets Make The Game Safer?

12.16.2013
Football has taken a lot of hits lately as mounting research shows that the concussions some players suffer boosts their risk for dementia...
Bird Poop May Be Key To Protecting Planes, Passengers

Bird Poop May Be Key To Protecting Planes, Passengers

John Bohannon  12.15.2013
Birds are no friends of airplanes. They routinely delay flights, and in the worst case, collide with windows and engines and cause crashes....
What Can We Learn From Meerkats?

What Can We Learn From Meerkats?

David Freeman  12.12.2013
What can humans learn from meerkats? More than you might imagine. A provocative new study shows that, among meerkats and other social...
Humans AREN'T The Smartest Species?

Humans AREN'T The Smartest Species?

Dominique Mosbergen  12.11.2013
Think humans are way smarter than other animals? Not so fast, Einstein! Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia argue...
'Violations' Of Evolutionary Theory Revealed By New Research

'Violations' Of Evolutionary Theory Revealed By New Research

Virginia Gewin  12. 9.2013
Guppies and water fleas live only days or weeks, but their mortality increases sharply with age, as is the case in longer-lived animals...
Gators, Crocs Are Smarter Than We Thought

Gators, Crocs Are Smarter Than We Thought

Erik Stokstad  12. 8.2013
As predators go, there are lots of reasons to respect alligators and crocodiles. They hide patiently for hours, then launch a sudden attack...
The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

The Long, Strange Case Of An Arctic Whistleblower

Kate Sheppard  12. 6.2013
WASHINGTON -- The long, strange story of Charles Monnett, a wildlife biologist who spent 14 years working in Alaska for the Department...
Bone Shard Found In Cave Yields Record-Setting DNA

Bone Shard Found In Cave Yields Record-Setting DNA

MALCOLM RITTER  12. 4.2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have reached farther back than ever into the ancestry of humans to recover and analyze DNA, using a bone found...
Furry 'Assassins' Once Again Dropped Over Snake-Infested Island

Furry 'Assassins' Once Again Dropped Over Snake-Infested Island

Sara Gates  12. 3.2013
Mice away! As part of a plan to eradicate brown tree snakes, mice were dropped on Guam this week to provide a poisoned snack for the invasive...
WATCH: Extra 'Organ' Explains Koala's Odd Bellow

WATCH: Extra 'Organ' Explains Koala's Odd Bellow

Douglas Main  12. 3.2013
Simple calculations suggest koalas should have high-pitched voices. That's because the pitch generated by an object is linked to its size,...
EXPLAINED: Huge Snake's Extreme Eating Ability

EXPLAINED: Huge Snake's Extreme Eating Ability

Stephanie Pappas  12. 3.2013
The first complete sequence of any snake genome reveals that Burmese pythons evolved rapidly to be able to eat prey as big as their own...