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Thu, Aug 21, 2014 9:00 AM
After enduring 3 years of drought, water conservation continues to be a major concern for Californians.
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.
To study how sponges filter feed, researchers injected a harmless fluorescent dye into the water near the animals and filmed as the dye passed through them. [Video]
Both gorgeous and perfectly adapted to its marshy habitat, the purple gallinule is a fascinating southeastern bird species.
Scientists suspect that the underground oceans of Titan could be the equivalent of the Dead Sea, which can reach 40 percent salinity in some areas.
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