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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.
Researchers have found plenty of males calling for mates in drains, but they have yet to determine if female frogs prefer the calls from sewers over those from trees.
The evolutionary miracle that allowed birds to take to the skies is amazing, but not all fliers are created equal. These nine record-setters will have you thinking differently about the capabilities of birds.
What better way to power the cleanup of a river than by harnessing the river current itself? See how Baltimore is cleaning up its Inner Harbor.
Not only does the sweetener kill fruit flies, but the insects actually prefer it to other food choices.
A bat species thought to be long extinct has been caught by researchers in Papua New Guinea, over a century after the first and only specimens were collected.
The National Research Council report also found that there were few, if any, reasons to even go to Mars, beyond aspirational reasons like exploration.
With the ultraviolet observations in the image, scientists can study star formation as they were growing in their most productive years and gain a better sense of stars' lifespans.
The island country is experiencing a harrowing infestation of the Malagasy migratory locust, which threatens the livelihoods of the more than 13 million people.
Beaches change — whether from natural erosion or from storms such as Hurricane Sandy. That's where human intervention can play a role.
Spiders use their vibrating webs almost like an external sense organ, allowing them to gather sonic information about their environment.
A design consortium lead by Bjarke Ingels Group is awarded $335M in federal dollars to erect a park-topped, flood-protecting embankment on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Hydroelectric power has not received the attention that solar and wind enjoy, but that could be changing.
This warbler wants to give weight to the old adage, and has caught the breakfast that proves it.
Video: A coronal mass ejection burst off the side of the sun on May 9, making it the first CME captured by NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS.
President Obama's power plant plan has gotten plenty of blowback from coal-state politicians, but it's popular with Americans. Besides, market forces are killing coal, anyway.
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