Majestic Vultures, Kings of the Sky (Photos)
White-backed vulture beak
July 2nd, 2015
The majestic vulture is on the decline across the globe, and if they fade, what will happen to the carrion they clear from the Earth?
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Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images
July 2nd, 2015
New photographs of deep-sea creatures could hold the key to helping predict climate change.
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Seabirds Smell Their Way Home
shearwater bird
July 2nd, 2015
Coastal seabirds can fly over large swaths of ocean for days on end, not stopping until they reach their favorite feeding spot. Scientists have long wondered how these birds manage to find their way home.
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7 Shark Attacks in 3 Weeks: Are North Carolina Beaches Safe?
A tiger shark off the coast of North Carolina.
July 2nd, 2015
Fourth of July weekend is a popular time to hit the beach, but this year, vacationers may not be the only ones swarming the waters off North Carolina.
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Gallery: Never-Before-Seen Photos of Colorful Life on Arctic Seafloor
July 2nd, 2015
See the vibrant creatures who dwell on the Arctic Ocean seafloor.
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Nyah! Nyah! How Goldfish Eluded Huge Predator for Years
goldfish-100909-02
July 1st, 2015
A goldfish meant to be a light snack for one the world's largest freshwater fish has lived undetected in the same tank with its predator for seven years.
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Walk on Water: Photos of Ancient Jesus Lizard Relative
Jesus lizard
July 1st, 2015
The 48-million-year-old skull of an ancient Jesus lizard relative found in Wyoming may shed light on the evolutionary history of lizards, iguanas and chameleons, a new study finds.
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Woolly Mammoth Clones Closer Than Ever, Thanks to Genome Sequencing
July 2nd, 2015
The woolly mammoth's genome has been sequenced, revealing several key adaptations to the cold that could help scientists design elephant-mammoth hybrids.
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Cats Are City Slickers
A kitten hunting its prey
July 2nd, 2015
Despite their reputation as wildlife killers, cats seem to stick to urban and residential areas, while coyotes prowl wilder spaces, research finds.
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How Not to Get Stung by a Portuguese Man-of-War
A man of war in the water.
July 1st, 2015
Like cast members on a distasteful reality show, Portuguese man-of-war "jellyfish" are descending upon the Jersey Shore in increasing numbers.
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