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Thu, Jul 31, 2014 3:40 PM
New birds 'out-shrank and out-evolved' their dinosaur ancestors and thrived in new ecosystems.
Elephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and tell the difference between tribes in Africa.
Kepler-421b is about 100 million miles from its cool and dim parent star.
This red fox knows how to simply sit and enjoy the scenery at one of the most beautiful national parks in Alaska.
The spacecraft carries experiments to study the effects of the harsh environment of space on organisms and manufacturing materials.
By running water over-dried cubes of sandstone, scientists were able to see how the rocks held up weight using fewer and fewer grains of sand.
In rural areas, Internet connectivity can be a powerful force for economic empowerment.
Researchers suggest man-made structures in the oceans may act like artificial reefs that shelter potential prey, making them attractive hunting spots.
Beyond their undeniable cuteness, there's a lot to discover about these wonderfully odd creatures.
Peregrine falcons have more than just speed on their side -- they're also savvy about using motion camouflage to confuse their prey.
A new initiative in India will employ up to 300,000 youths in an effort to improve air quality and provide opportunities to the unemployed.
Researchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.
If humans were wiped out, who would rise up to take our place? Rats? Pigs? Or something else?
Hartsfield flew the Columbia, Challenger and Discovery shuttles, logging just over 20 days in space during his career.
Teetering precariously close to extinction, the piping plover is a tiny bird that just wants to be left alone.
Whiskers might add extra cuteness to already-adorable otters, but these long vibrissae also perform a vital task.
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