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A series of fossil discoveries in the 1990s changed our understanding of the lives of early birds and mammals, as well as the dinosaurs they shared an ecosystem with.
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The world’s greatest natural sound and light show occurs over the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, a 15 hour drive from Bogota, Columbia.
"The human sense of smell is far better at guiding us through our everyday lives than we give it credit for," said cognitive neuroscientist Johan Lundström.
Did you know that there is a spider that spends its time building lifelike spider effigies out of discarded leaves, twigs, and dead insect bodies? Now, however frightened you are, take that and multiply it by two.
To save energy? Well, yes, there's that. But the energy-conservation hypothesis went largely untested for many years.
What’s 31 inches long, one inch thick, has no legs, and slithers through the ground? No, it’s not a snake, it’s an earthworm! The Giant Gippsland, found in Gippsland in south-eastern Australia, is the world’s largest species of earthworms.
The polar vortex has brought record-breaking temperatures to the US and Canada, but in some parts of the world, people regularly live with frigid temperatures that make 0°C look rather balmy.
Though many structured settlements are set up through a judge, they are not set in stone. While a structured settlement payment plan may be right for some people, for others it may no longer be the best for their changing and varied financial needs. These people may have immediate needs for a lump sum, such as paying for tuition or taking care of past due bills and obligations. However, there are companies out there that will purchase your settlement, providing you with the lump sum of cash you need to remedy your situation. When you decide to look for a company to care for your financial need, there are several things you must take into consideration.
Think you're special and unique? So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.
If you have a pet, then chances are you've talked to them more than once, probably like they were actually a person. But of course animals can't talk back â€“ or can they?
Watch: A tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon catches prey by using its web like a slingshot http://t.co/iKWrLfIDgN
What you are about to watch is beer getting weird.
Throughout the tropical forests of the world, there's a parasitic fungus that turns unwitting ants into "zombies." Just how the fungus is able to control the brains of its insect slaves is unknown, but Charissa de Bekker, a post-doctoral researcher...
The result of centuries of windblown sand, sand dunes occur all over the world.
All is not well in the land (or water) of starfishes. A disease, called "sea star wasting syndrome" has been ravaging at least 12 different species of starfish across the West Coast, according to PBS.
Bone-chilling and breathtaking, here are 12 photos of blizzards that left an icy winter grip.
The Manchineel tree, native to the Western Hemisphere, is known as the most poisonous tree in the world.
And just when we thought that there is nothing more frightening than a sea of sharks, scientists have come to make us rethink a new kind of shark which remains invisible.
That's right, this Amazonian arachnid can fling its web at your face. But it prefers to take aim at tasty bugs rather than wait for them to walk onto its web. Read more...
No matter where you are in a room, you can hear sound that emanates from a single hole. You can see light that spills through a small crack. You are picking up on waves, even though they're getting through spaces that aren't anywhere near you.
Joal-Fadiouth is a small fishing village located at the far end of Petite Côte – a stretch of coast in Senegal. Joal is situated on the mainland and Fadiouth is an island just off the coast. A narrow, 400-meter wooden bridge links the two areas.
A four-metre long giant squid has been found in a fishing net off the coast of Sadogashima island in Japan (Fisherman catches giant squid off Japan coast http://t.co/wV388F1QwJ)...
Tigerfish swallows swallows after grabbing them out of the air over African lake.
The concept of bachelor pads isn’t unique to humans. Male bowerbirds are amazing architects, but they reserve theirs skills for just one purpose – finding a mate.
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope, or APEX, is on Earth, but surrounded by ice spikes that make the landscape look decidedly alien. These "sculptures" are natural formations known as penitentes.
Finding food can be especially tough in winter, when the snow is deep and the prey is hidden. So foxes have developed a special technique: they dive headfirst through three feet of snow to find their unseen prey.