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A bird in the bush is worth $223,851 in the hand
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Nuclear technology unlocks 50-million-year-old time capsules
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Traces of historical reindeer grazing can still be observed after 100 years
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The likelihood for mixed breeding between two songbird species lessens with warmer springs
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This ancient marsupial lion had an early version of ‘bolt-cutter’ teeth
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How divesting of fossil fuels could help save the planet
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Archaeologist finds world's oldest funereal fish hooks
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The secret life of island animals
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Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers
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Subway paleontology: LA construction unearths fossil trove
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IU-based startup's innovation could provide more-efficient risk assessments of chemicals
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Marine mammal beachings not likely due to space weather
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The unique pentraxin-carbonic anhydrase protein regulates the ability of fish to swim
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Night owls have larger social networks than early birds
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It's all in the ears: Inner ears of extinct sea monsters mirror those of today's animals
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Revising the story of the dispersal of modern humans across Eurasia
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New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia
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To save climate, stop investing in fossil fuels: economists
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Life of an albatross: Tackling individuality in studies of populations
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Common fungus helps dengue virus thrive in mosquitoes
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New discovery, more bees mark Michigan's first, full bee census
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Common fungus helps dengue virus thrive in mosquitoes
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Night owls have larger social networks than early birds
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New discovery, more bees mark Michigan's first, full bee census
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530-million-year-old fossil has look of world's oldest eye, study suggests
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Startup's online system assists in quantitative risk assessments of chemicals
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Revising the story of the dispersal of modern humans across Eurasia
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Carnivores know that eating other carnivore carcasses transmits diseases
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530-million-year-old fossil has look of world's oldest eye, study suggests
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How drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could impact wildlife
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This Dinosaur Fossil Was So Bizarre, Scientists Thought It Was Fake
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This 5,000-Pound Behemoth Is the World's Heaviest Bony Fish
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Scientists call on US to allow research on pot meds for pets
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Exploring a world without food animals
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Unique field survey yields first big-picture view of deep-sea food webs
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New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia
PHYS.ORG A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million years. The findings, published in the Journal of... 5 days
Astronomers Detect Carbon Monoxide-Rich Upper Atmosphere around Hot-Jupiter WASP-18b
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Birth of a storm in the Arabian Sea validates climate model
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NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on space station
PHYS.ORG A spaceborne lidar instrument that fired more laser pulses than any previous orbiting instrument has ended its operations on the International Space Station, after a successful 33-month mission to measure clouds and... 5 days
Birth of a storm in the Arabian Sea validates climate model
SCIENCE DAILY Extreme cyclones that formed in the Arabian Sea for the first time in 2014 are the result of global warming and will likely increase in frequency,... 5 days
Drones more damaging than bird strikes to planes, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A new study focused on unmanned aerial systems is helping quantify the dangers associated with drones sharing airspace with planes. 5 days
Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial dinosaur
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Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial dinosaur
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Unique field survey yields first big-picture view of deep-sea food webs
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Climate change: can hummingbirds take the heat?
PHYS.ORG Extreme heat sometimes forces hummingbirds to seek shade instead of foraging for food, researchers said Wednesday, warning that global warming could test the tiny birds' capacity to adapt. 5 days
Q&A: Why fossil scientists are suing Trump over monuments downsizing
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Screening chemicals in everyday products for safety—without animals
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Oddball dinosaur was 'mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose'
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strange turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers,... 5 days
How the oldest compound eyes were constructed
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the compound eyes of today's insects and crustaceans are still constructed in much the same way as they were in their extinct ancestors 500 million years ago. The research team... 5 days
Stress test: New study finds seals are stressed-out by sharks
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Stress test: New study finds seals are stressed-out by sharks
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Recently discovered fossil shows transition of a reptile from life on land to life in the sea
SCIENCE DAILY Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists report they have filled... 5 days
Biologists say recently discovered fossil shows transition of a reptile from life on land to life in the sea
PHYS.ORG Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists... 5 days
New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented, top-to-bottom survey
PHYS.ORG This fall, the California Academy of Sciences partnered with The Habitat Penang Hill and colleagues to conduct a top-to-bottom rainforest survey unprecedented in its comprehensive approach. On Malaysia's... 5 days
Litte Foot takes a bow
SCIENCE DAILY Little Foot is the only known virtually complete Australopithecus fossil discovered to date. It is by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found. It is also the oldest fossil... 5 days
Horseshoe Crab Fossil from a Long Time Ago Named After Darth Vader
LIVE SCIENCE Fossilized remains of an extinct species of horseshoe crab, named after Darth Vader because the animal's bizarre shape resembles the "Star Wars" character's iconic... 5 days
New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented, top-to-bottom survey
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Sea lions have unique whiskers that help them catch even the fastest fish
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Aussie owls fall foul of rat poisons
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Tiny Spider Gobbles Tadpole in Never-Before-Seen Behavior
LIVE SCIENCE For the first time, a jumping spider has been observed hunting tadpoles. 5 days
Jumping Spider Eating Tadpole (Photos)
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After 20 years, researcher presents the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found
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Compound eyes a continuous feature of evolution
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Virtual fur flies as 'CryptoKitties' collar blockchain
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Cooling climate drove evolution of the Tasmanian devil and its relatives
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Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species
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Timing of migration is changing for songbirds on the Pacific coast
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Cooling climate drove evolution of Tasmanian Devil and its relatives
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Researchers identify way to prevent fat cells from growing larger
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Fish exposed to treated wastewater have altered behavior
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Zooming in on enzyme that repairs DNA damage from UV rays
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Cats Are As Brainy As Bears But Fall Short of Dogs
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Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra's increasingly fragmented forests
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Girls will be boys: Sex reversal in dragon lizards
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Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control
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Researchers show how insect food choice can be manipulated
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Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet
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Gene experts set to tackle pest control
PHYS.ORG Experts are to investigate how genetic techniques could be applied to help control pest species. 6 days
WASP-18b has smothering stratosphere without water
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found evidence that the oversized planet WASP-18b is wrapped in a smothering stratosphere loaded with carbon monoxide and devoid of water. 6 days
Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra's increasingly fragmented forests
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Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings
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Aussie owls fall foul of rat poisons
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After 20 years, researcher presents the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found
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New way to form bioactive spider silk for medical use
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How local ecological knowledge can save endangered and rare animals
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Study finds dogs are brainier than cats
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There's a deeper fish in the sea
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