In Photos: Festive Scenes from Panda Birthday Parties
July 29th, 2015
Jia Jia, a female giant panda, recently set new Guinness World Records for being the oldest panda in captivity. Here are photos of Jia Jia and her fellow pandas at Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
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Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth
Northern White Rhino - Nabire
July 28th, 2015
One of the last five northern white rhinoceroses in the world has died. Three females and one male are left.
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One Tough Bite: T. Rex's Teeth Had Secret Weapon
illustration showing Gorgosaurus eats Corythosaurus dinosaur
July 28th, 2015
Secret structures hidden within the serrated teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropods helped the fearsome dinosaurs tear apart their prey without chipping their pearly whites, a new study finds.
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What's This Winning Science Image?
Mouse Skin - Photo Contest Winner
July 29th, 2015
A gorgeous riot of color comes from a surprising source in the winning image of a PLOS Genetics photo contest.
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Oldest Panda in Captivity Celebrates 37th Birthday
July 28th, 2015
A female panda in Hong Kong celebrated her 37th birthday today (July 28), becoming the oldest panda in captivity, and setting two new Guinness World Records in the process.
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One Fish, Two Fish, But is It True Fish? (Video)
fish naming rules, red snapper, grouper
July 28th, 2015
The menu says snapper, or grouper, or even puffer fish — but what is really on your plate?
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Unexpected Step: Snake Ancestor Had Four Feet
entire skeleton of Tetrapodophis
July 23rd, 2015
The oldest snake fossil on record looks almost like a modern snake, except for one glaring difference: It has four feet, each with five digits, a new study finds.
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Endangered Penguins Charm, from Tiny to King Size (Photos)
African penguin chicks, was
July 29th, 2015
Can perky penguins survive as the oceans grow crowded?
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Polar Bear Awes with Record-Breaking Dive
The male polar bear.
July 28th, 2015
Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers.
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