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Wed, Apr 01, 2015 2:05 PM
For half a century, scientists have been unsure how blackpoll warblers completed their autumn migration, so they fitted the tiny birds with flight recorders.
Researchers used powerful spectrometers to monitor and track how much infrared radiation was being trapped inside the Earth's atmosphere.
People in Northwestern states get about 13 more minutes of shut-eye than those in sunnier locales.
These quick-moving winds race across hundreds of miles, tearing down everything in a straight path.
It may be an all-white animal but that doesn't mean it's albino. The strangely pale animal you're looking at could be leucistic.
The Dawn probe will study the asteroid belt's dwarf planet to better understand the solar system's early days and the planet formation process.
What baffles scientists isn't the black hole's size but that it exists at all.
Most urban coyotes avoid people, but experts suggest light 'hazing' if they lose their fear of humans.
Nutrient-rich dust from the desert is blown across the Atlantic to help the rain forest's soil.
The carnivorous bladderwort has a ridiculously compact genome, and is somehow lacking in so-called 'junk DNA.'
The turbines will help to keep the lights on and the cash registers ringing on the Paris landmark's newly revamped first floor.
Energy goals that once looked ambitious are being met much earlier than expected.
Apart from genes that connect hippos and whales, the evolution of the hippo remains a mystery.
A rare collection of vintage NASA photographs is going up for auction, and many of the prints are expected to sell for thousands of dollars.
As more sinkholes are discovered, concerns over the potential danger posed by the phenomenon are growing.
14-Earth day-long days and nights and lowered gravity could cause people a variety of problems, but the views of space could be worth it.
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