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Thu, Oct 30, 2014 1:00 PM
As waves roll into shore, the edges are often foamy -- sometimes so much so that foam blows off the water and down the beach. Here's why it happens.
The designer of the Bee Saver, a bioplastic keychain that contains artificial nectar, believes small acts can make a big difference.
After months of silence, the Staten Island Zoo comes clean about the mortality — and gender — of Charles 'Chuck' G. Hogg, New York's most famous hibernating rodent.
The U.S. is expanding a marine sanctuary near Hawaii to create Earth's largest no-take ocean preserve.
To protect wilderness, we have to define it. And that definition can be harder to discern than you might guess.
The fossils may represent the transition between single-celled life and multicellular animals.
Territoriality, the lack of available prey and the vulnerability of smaller males are potential reasons for cannibalistic behavior among octopuses in the wild.
Moving invasive purple sea urchins helps to restore balance to the ecosystem.
Researchers want to 'rule out' gas and dust from the Milky Way that may have contaminated the results of the earlier study.
Motion-activated wildlife camera traps are vital tools for conservation (and when they capture moments like this, they're funny too).
These long-haul hikes, all longer than 1,000 miles, put you in touch with scenery, cultures and lifestyles that few get to see firsthand.
The scientific world is left reeling after a researcher offers breakthrough mathematical proof.
The black rain frog, endemic to South Africa, looks like it lives with a black rain cloud always over its head.
In construction crane-heavy downtown Seattle, the city's largest, flashiest new development might be heated by a data center located just across the street.
The radar images suggest it was a biological storm rather than a meteorological one, scientists say.
This gorgeous songbird is a resident of the western side of North America.
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