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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.
Scientists studied and analyzed a meteorite sample for five years to determine its crystal and chemical properties.
Finding new objects for the New Horizon probe to visit will be a challenge, but scientists are confident in Hubble's technology.
Obama has made climate change a priority in his second term, complete with a climate change strategy and more aggressive EPA regulations.
The San Francisco Zoo's lemurs were recently introduced to plastic yard flamingos as part of their enrichment program.
Start the week off like this male northern parula does — just bust out with a happy song!
Known for his massive tusks that scraped the ground, Satao the elephant has become the latest victim of the illicit ivory trade.
The 'fascinating' moon Charon likely doesn't have an ocean any longer, but once upon a time, it may have been warm enough to support one.
Asteroids, comets and, most of all, heat played important parts in the moon's appearance.
Mono Lake is one of the strangest bodies of water on the planet.
The beautiful Tephra is one of the sled dogs that helps rangers monitor and protect the park during winter, an important role as old as the park itself.
The adhesive mechanism of frogs' tongues is similar to the tacky glue on Post-It notes, researchers found.
You can practically hear the babbling of the water rushing over the rocks when you look at this meditative photograph.
This popular YouTube video of a bobcat rubbing his cheek on a boy has elicited 'awws' from many viewers, but this big cat isn't showing affection — he's marking his property.
This unusual sandstone rock formation looks more like a surrealist painting than an actual place. It's one travel destination you definitely want on your bucket list.
Researchers look at bone growth as a good indicator of metabolisms, and they found that dinosaur bones grow at a rate in between warm- and cold-blooded metabolisms we know today.
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