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Sat, Jul 12, 2014 1:00 PM
They're known for their silence-shattering howls. Here's the reason behind such loud vocalizations.
With stingers that are harmless to humans, stingless bees could be the pollinators that save the day.
Known for being the miniature wooly bison of the tundra, musk oxen have an enviable way of staying warm.
Watch what happens when an eager young lion cub gets in too deep (literally) while dining on a freshly killed buffalo.
Researchers studied ice cores from Antarctica to determine the impact eruptions at the time had on the Earth's atmosphere.
During the epoch in which the small critters lived, their Canadian habitat was likely similar to that of present day Portland, Oregon: rainy but rarely freezing.
British winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.
Neoguri is the ninth named storm of the 2014 Pacific typhoon season, and the second to reach typhoon status.
Cumberland Island is a must-see destination, in no small part because of the spectacular sunsets.
A hidden camera captures a family of elephants waltzing through a hotel lobby on their way to visit fruit trees on the hotel grounds.
The mantis shrimp are repurposing certain amino acids that typically absorb sunlight on the skin to instead absorb it into their eyes to see.
The fossils belong to a new type of Pelagornithid, a family of birds that ruled the skies for over 10 million years but vanished for unknown reasons.
Scientists have discovered man-made earthen trenches from a period before the Amazon rainforest grew into what it is today. What the trenches were used for remains a mystery.
From serene and stirring to surreal and sublime, here are some of Mother Nature's crowning accomplishments when it comes to spectacular settings.
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.
White-nose syndrome is still spreading wildly, but a few bat colonies may be showing signs of resistance.
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