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Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:43 PM
The tiny chicks order numbers in the same way humans do, suggesting that this ability formed millions of years ago in a common ancestor to both birds and humans.
You may already be well-acquainted with the golden hour, but did you know there's another time of day that has the power to make photographers sigh?
If you need a getaway, why not bask in the two suns of Kepler-16b or hike the red forests of Kepler-186f?
'Most people don't even know it exists,' says conservation photographer Clay Bolt as he searches for one of the rarest bees on the continent in this beautiful short documentary film.
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From tiger selfies to garbage and recycling rules, here's the most interesting new legislation for 2015.
Triggered by the pheromones of a dying ant, flies often arrive while mating and then the female fly will commence with removing the ant's head.
Albinism can cause problems for some animals as it increases their chances of sunburn, and their white skin can make it hard to camouflage themselves.
One of the best parts about flying is peering out the porthole-like windows and taking in the expanse of land or water beneath you.
A rare lake-effect storm eye, similar to the eye of a hurricane, was seen on radar over the Great Lake.
The vivid gold of sunrise lights up a calm glacier-blue lake.
Kepler's findings will provide a starting point for the James Webb Space Telescope in 2018.
The 2014 version of "Pillars of Creation" was shot and assembled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original image, captured in 1995.
Horses have been domesticated for thousands of years, and in that time we've had a chance to influence some extraordinary breeds.
Various features on Mars bear a resemblance to features on Earth, but scientists would need soil samples to know more.
Underwater volcanoes released 'reduced iron' into the ocean, a form of iron that has proven toxic to certain oxygen-generating ocean microbes.
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