HIV-Related Virus Has Existed in Primates for Millions of Years
African Monkey - Baby Kipunji
August 27th, 2015
Viruses related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have infected Old World monkeys as far back as 16 million years ago, according to a new study.
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Baby Panda Twin Dies at National Zoo
panda twin cub died.
August 26th, 2015
One of giant panda Mei Xiang's twin cubs died today (Aug. 26), just five days after its birth, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., reported.
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Why Knut the Polar Bear Died So Suddenly
knut the polar bear poses ona  rock
August 27th, 2015
Knut the polar bear, the global sensation that captured the public imagination, died of an autoimmune disorder that caused his immune system to attack his brain.
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Photos: Creepy-Crawly Millipede Scanned in 3D
millipede
August 26th, 2015
A creepy-crawly millipede is the first newfound species to be described with a 3D imaging method called high-resolution X-ray microtomography (microCT).
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Tiny Origami Microscope Reveals Hidden Life Teeming in the Amazon
foldscope image of leaf gall
August 25th, 2015
A tiny, foldable microscope can be made of paper, uses no power and can magnify objects up to 2,000 times its original size.
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Photos: New Panda Twins Keep D.C. Zookeepers Busy
panda twins, baby animals, mei xiang
August 25th, 2015
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is home to two new twin panda cubs.
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Creepy Kangaroos: Why They Stand So Still
A kangaroo mother and her joey.
August 27th, 2015
A field of grey, motionless kangaroos staring down a bicyclist in a recent YouTube video is not evidence of marsupial zombies, scientists say — though the pouched Australians look eerily possessed.
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What's Blue with Legs All Over? New 3D Avatar Millipede
Blue avatar, millipede
August 26th, 2015
The 3D cyberportrayal of a newfound millipede looks like it hopped from the screen of James Cameron's "Avatar," with a blue body and alien appearance to boot.
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Photos: Origami Microscope Reveals Amazon Creatures
image of a milkweed plant taken with foldscope
August 25th, 2015
A new pocket microscope made of paper can be folded into shape in 10 minutes and used to discover the hidden beauty of nature.
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