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Fri, Aug 22, 2014 2:03 PM
The U.S. Copyright Office recently ruled that photos taken by animals belong in the public domain, but photographer David Slater argues there's more to his 'monkey selfie' than meets the eye.
The rangeomorphs were ideally suited to absorb nutrients from the ocean, but as more diverse organisms evolved, the race for food became too competitive for them.
The New Horizon spacecraft was about 265 million miles away from Pluto when it snapped the photos.
A Connecticut bridge marks the site of one of the strangest amphibian moments in American history.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every August when the Earth rams into a cloud of debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle.
This special holiday was created to promote the conservation and protection of the world's largest land animals.
The supermoon was about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger in the sky than the smallest full moon of the year back in January.
This strikingly marked bird is a summer resident of the east and southeast United States.
In 1997, a cargo ship was hit by a rogue wave off the coast of England, losing a container of nautical-themed Lego kits in the process. Those pieces have been washing up on shore ever since.
Officials have not located the drone that crashed into the Grand Prismatic as they will likely need to do their own aerial searching to find the downed aircraft.
Some of these creatures are downright alien-like, but rest assured — all of them are found in our oceans!
Engineers tested the new vehicle in thinner sections of the Earth's atmosphere to better simulate the craft's intended goal: Mars.
Crevasses within the ice are 'activated' by the surface wave generated by earthquakes, leading to icebergs to break apart.
The cosmos as we know it might be nothing more than a three-dimensional 'mirage' created by a collapsing star in a universe profoundly different than our own.
Who would win a battle between a crocodile and a shark? We may now have an answer.
It's hard to keep a secret about your species when you are literally transparent!
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