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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.
Similar to impaired human speech, birdsong gets quieter and less organized when alcohol is involved.
Want to have a more obedient and more affectionate dog? It all begins with how connected the two of you are as a team.
The world's first DNA databank of all living things will be built in Russia.
As we brace ourselves for New Year's Eve fireworks displays all over the world, let's take a moment to appreciate Mother Nature's spectacular light show.
In a dazzling feat of Batesian mimicry, the cinereous mourner chick looks and acts like a toxic caterpillar.
When it comes to the semantics of snow, it's the connection with nature that matters.
The comet will be visible for all of January in the night sky.
A photograph can becomes so much more powerful when the subject is simplified.
The element that prevents tooth decay comes from 'the sun's dead ancestors.'
Samples from the iconic 'sediment trap' point to a dry shift in the intertropical convergence zone, a weather system that normally unleashed plenty of rain.
From an 'Earth cousin' to landing on a comet, it was a packed year for space breakthroughs.
From frozen waterfalls to branches bent with snow, these gorgeous photos from members of our Flickr group will make you want to bundle up and head outside.
Astronaut Alexander Gerst spent half of 2014 in space, taking 12,500 photos that are now an ultra-HD time-lapse video.
When birders talk about spotting a "life bird" just what do they mean?
Scientists are hoping to compile the most complete picture to date of how carbon dioxide is distributed, both geographically and seasonally.
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