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Wed, Jul 09, 2014 2:03 PM
With stingers that are harmless to humans, stingless bees could be the pollinators that save the day.
Arthur is expected to strengthen into a category one hurricane by July 4.
The satellite will use a grading spectrometer to measure CO2 levels in the same swathe of Earth once every 16 days to track changes.
It's not for a lack of creativity on the part of the namer. It's just that, well, sometimes the names of other species just fit best.
Scientists theorize that the plastic is being broken down into tiny, undetectable particles or that it is being carried into the deep ocean.
A shift away from a nomadic to agricultural society could have spurred a population growth.
All these amazing images have been submitted by our readers in our new Photo of the Day feature. And wow, have they been amazing! Here are the most popular from the past month.
The fuzzy gray chick will spend about 45 days in a burrow with its parents, and webcam viewers can watch 24 hours a day as he grows into an adult puffin.
Once in space, the craft will take measurements of the planet's carbon dioxide 24 times each second to help scientists on the ground see where the heat-trapping gas is being produced and held.
The Netherlands-based Mars One foundation and Lockheed Martin are partnering to develop a mission concept for the lander based on NASA's Phoenix mission.
These penguins rely on the ice, which is melting as the planet warms, for breeding and raising their young.
Clean energy sources are producing record amounts of power in markets across the world. That's some good news we should get used to hearing.
You recognize Nike by the swoosh and McDonald's by the arches, but can you identify a tree by its leaves? Try this quiz, brought to you by Mother Nature's unofficial marketing team.
This iridescent blue butterfly thrills not only nature lovers and entomologists, but also scientists looking for answers to several tricky problems.
Pablo Escobar’s legacy of mayhem continues by way of a thriving population of giant African mammals.
Organization is hoping to expose a multi-billion dollar industry that they say has 'little or no enforcement, monitoring and limits.'
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