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Tue, Jul 29, 2014 1:00 PM
Bees are one of our top most important pollinators. But other species, including birds, bats and butterflies are also important contributors. Here's how birds help with the task.
At China's Chengdu Panda Base, a nonprofit panda breeding and research facility, giant pandas don't just recive quality care — they also get plenty of playtime. [Video]
The grizzlies at Katmai National Park are keeping rangers busy, and you can get in on the action by watching explore.org's cameras.
Grains of cosmic dust interfere with scientific measurements, sometimes making it difficult for researchers to be accurate in their models of the universe.
Is it nature? Is it nurture? Scientists think intelligence in chimps may mostly be nature, and it may help gain insight into human intelligence as well.
Henry David Thoreau's beloved slice of exquisite nature still exists today in the form of a Walden Pond State Reservation.
These giants of the sea are fascinating and unique. Test your trivia knowledge about them!
This species of pelican has an unusual -- and fairly spectacular -- way of catching fish.
The newly protected areas account for nearly half of the estimated 1,531 miles of shoreline used by the threatened sea turtles.
If you've ever watched sea otters, or even looked through photographs, you'll notice their habit of holding up their front paws. While it looks super cute, there's a more practical reason for the behavior.
This tiny wood warbler has a voice you'd likely recognize if you live in the eastern half of the United States. But do you know how the loud little bird got its name?
Researchers at ASU capture a 'molecular movie' of water splitting into oxygen, protons and electrons.
Anchovies typically prefer cooler waters, so San Diego's warm surf only adds to the mystery of why the fish came so close to the shore.
Along with the dinosaur tracks, researchers found traces from birds, clams, worms and bugs.
There are snails that glow, armored snails, snails with lavish shells, transparent snails; there are even snails that could kill you.
With stingers that are harmless to humans, stingless bees could be the pollinators that save the day.
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