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Thu, Jul 31, 2014 3:40 PM
New birds 'out-shrank and out-evolved' their dinosaur ancestors and thrived in new ecosystems.
Scientists suspect that the underground oceans of Titan could be the equivalent of the Dead Sea, which can reach 40 percent salinity in some areas.
Wombats, short-legged marsupials from Australia, are known for digging holes, chewing roots and being generally adorable. But, as this video proves, there's much more to them than meets the eye. [Video]
It's fun spotting constellations, but some professional astronomers think of the constellations as nothing more than foolish old figures and would prefer that they be removed from almanacs.
This national park's beauty is world-renowned and it doesn't take more than a quick glance to understand why.
Nothing says love like planting a wet one right on the nose.
Wishing you a happy Independence Day with a spectacular sunset from the Florida coast.
A quiet moment of meditation can be found in this photo of a beautiful bird elegantly poised in slate-gray water.
The Earth-side studies are not a guarantee of life on Mars, but the researchers point out that microbes have been found in salty waters on Earth.
Scientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.
Goats are experiencing a great deal of Internet fame these days, and it's no surprise — they're some seriously talented animals. [Video]
We have your "awwwwww!!!" for the day right here.
These celestial sights can be spotted with telescopes, binoculars and even the unaided eye.
After the 2007 Burning Man, volunteers repurposed a solar array for a local school. That installation led to many, many more.
Scientists analyzed 36 hair samples from supposed Bigfoot sightings, and the only interesting results were from two probably extinct bears.
Arthur is expected to strengthen into a category one hurricane by July 4.
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