Against the Science, Meat Pushes Back into U.S. Diet (Op-Ed)
Raw meat sits on a cutting board.
February 28th, 2015
Meat is on the menu, but should it be?
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U.S. 'Pet' Tiger Trade Puts Big Cats at Great Risk (Op-Ed)
tigers, fun animal facts
February 25th, 2015
Tigers make lousy house pets, and outside of accredited zoos, they are at high risk of abuse — or worse.
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Triassic Tracks: Gallery of Ancient Reptiles' Footprints
February 25th, 2015
Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.
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Beach Microbes Starving Baby Sea Turtles of Oxygen
Baby sea turtle, beach microbes
February 26th, 2015
These endangered sea turtles are facing a new threat: sand microbes encouraged by the decomposing eggs.
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Photos: Ancient Crocodile Relatives Roamed the Amazon
Crocodile illustration
February 24th, 2015
The fossilized remains of seven species of crocodile relatives were found along the banks of the Amazon River in Peru.
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Hippo's 'Shrunken' Ancestor Was Hardly Bigger Than a Sheep
anthrocothere
February 24th, 2015
The ancestor to modern-day hippos lived in Africa about 28 million years ago and wasn't much bigger than a sheep, new research suggests.
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Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'
A colorful peacock spider
February 26th, 2015
A graduate student studying peacock spiders in Australia discovered two new species of the colorful eight-legged beasts.
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Earth's Worst Mass Extinction Preserved Ancient Footprints
February 25th, 2015
Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.
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The Best Length for Eyelashes, According to Science
Giraffe
February 24th, 2015
Cosmeticians probably won't agree, but scientists say eyelashes have an optimal length: a third of the width of the eye.
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