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Mon, Jul 28, 2014 2:40 PM
This unusual behavior, which varies by bird species, plays two important roles in protecting healthy feathers.
While most researchers believe the predators were lone wolves, so to speak, multiple fossil specimens have been found in a single bone bed.
Minnesota football team declines to pay for bird-friendly materials in the massive, glass-roofed complex, and that may pose a serious threat to birds.
Through a pioneering waste-to-energy scheme, the spoiled stock at a Sainsbury's superstore will be used to keep the lights on and the refrigerated cases humming.
This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China's Sichuan province.
The Catatumbo Lightning has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years.
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This species is known by several names including the water turkey and snake bird. Here's why.
The controversy around the amount of sea ice is due to the dataset that scientists have used for the past few years as their baseline possibly being wrong.
New Hampshire driver receives a $100 ticket for stopping in a median when she pulls over to help ducklings whose mother had been struck by a car.
Scientists are unsure how bats detect polarized light, especially as bats seem able to see such light after sunset or when it's cloudy.
Elephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and tell the difference between tribes in Africa.
Kepler-421b is about 100 million miles from its cool and dim parent star.
This red fox knows how to simply sit and enjoy the scenery at one of the most beautiful national parks in Alaska.
The spacecraft carries experiments to study the effects of the harsh environment of space on organisms and manufacturing materials.
By running water over-dried cubes of sandstone, scientists were able to see how the rocks held up weight using fewer and fewer grains of sand.
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