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Sun, Jul 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Long and curled, unfurling to get at the nectar inside flowers, the butterfly proboscis seems weird enough as it. But wait until you find out how it really works.
Asteroids, comets and, most of all, heat played important parts in the moon's appearance.
Mono Lake is one of the strangest bodies of water on the planet.
The beautiful Tephra is one of the sled dogs that helps rangers monitor and protect the park during winter, an important role as old as the park itself.
The adhesive mechanism of frogs' tongues is similar to the tacky glue on Post-It notes, researchers found.
You can practically hear the babbling of the water rushing over the rocks when you look at this meditative photograph.
This popular YouTube video of a bobcat rubbing his cheek on a boy has elicited 'awws' from many viewers, but this big cat isn't showing affection — he's marking his property.
This unusual sandstone rock formation looks more like a surrealist painting than an actual place. It's one travel destination you definitely want on your bucket list.
Researchers look at bone growth as a good indicator of metabolisms, and they found that dinosaur bones grow at a rate in between warm- and cold-blooded metabolisms we know today.
Members of a bachelor party at Elephant Butte Lake in New Mexico stumbled upon an item sticking a few inches out of the ground — and that's when the fun began. [Video]
Humans are part of the taxonomic family Hominidae, along with the other species of great apes. How much do you know about our closest cousins? Take this fun quiz!
When two Alaskan brown bears have an argument, they don't exactly use their words to sort out their opinions on the matter.
The June Honey Moon will reach its peak just after midnight on June 12, so those in certain time zones can see the moon on the web before seeing it in their own sky.
The June 11 solar tempest did cause a brief radio blackout on Earth, but no other serious communication issues as a result of the flare.
The fish was likely the size of a thumb with a flattened head and it likely lived at the bottom of the ocean.
As if rising sea levels and more intense weather weren't bad enough. The newest negative effect of climate change? The rising dead.
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