Photos: 7-Year-Old Boy Discovers T. Rex Cousin
Chilesaurus diegosuarezi teeth
April 27th, 2015
The newfound dinosaur species Chilesaurus diegosuarezi may be a cousin of the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex, but it didn't eat meat, a new study shows.
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Photos: Shimmering Shades May Help Animals Survive
peacock iridescent coloring
April 27th, 2015
It's unclear why so many species sport iridescent colors, but a new study suggests that these shimmering shades may help animals confuse and escape predators.
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Stunning Songbirds Return for Spring (Photos)
Blue Jay, climate change, spring
April 23rd, 2015
For many of us, spring has arrived when the songbirds return.
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Bizarre Cousin of T. Rex Was a Vegetarian
Chilesaurus diegosuarezi Image
April 27th, 2015
A 7-year-old boy spotted fossils of a wacky dinosaur related to T. rex that didn't share the infamous carnivore's appetite for meat, and instead the 9.8-foot-long (9 meters) dinosaur munched on plants
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Rare, Tiny 'Pocket Shark' Seen for 2nd Time
A pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico
April 24th, 2015
A juvenile male pocket shark has been identified from the Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana. The tiny shark has an orifice above its fin that may secrete either mate-attracting pheromones or a luminous substance.
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Songbirds Emerge for Spring, But Is the Timing Off? (Essay)
Gray catbirds, global warming, climate change
April 23rd, 2015
Spring is here, but subtle shifts in timing are having not-so-subtle impacts on wildlife.
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Fact or Fiction? Test Your Knowledge About Snakes
Like other pit vipers, copperhead snakes give birth to live young.
April 23rd, 2015
To get to the bottom of some of the assumptions about snakes in the United States and separate fact from fiction, Live Science talked to several snake experts. Here are some commonly held beliefs about snakes and whether they're true or false.
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Color Me Confused! Iridescence Helps Animals Evade Predators
nicobar piegon iridescent coloring
April 27th, 2015
Iridescent creatures — such as dragonflies, catfish and boa constrictors — often dazzle onlookers with their shimmering colors. These alluring, luminescent hues may be key to an animal's survival, helping it to confuse and escape from predators.
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In Photos: Rare Pocket Shark Discovered
Illustration of a pocket shark.
April 24th, 2015
Scientists have identified a pocket shark that was collected from the Gulf of Mexico, only the second specimen in this genus ever reported, they say. Here are images of the teensy shark.
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Are Chimps Entitled to Human Rights? NY Court to Decide
April 23rd, 2015
Next month, the New York State Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether two research chimpanzees, named Hercules and Leo, should be considered persons, not property, entitled to the same rights as humans.
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