Half of Earth's Wildlife Lost Since 1970, Report Finds
lioness
September 30th, 2014
The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish on Earth dropped by 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund's newly released Living Planet Report.
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Dolphins Can Sense Magnets, Study Suggests
bottlenose dolphin
September 30th, 2014
Dolphins can now add magnetic sense to their already impressive resume of abilities, new research suggests.
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Rare Evolutionary Twist Morphed Dino Arms into Bird Wings
a series of images of the ulnare bone
September 30th, 2014
When dinosaurs evolved into birds, they adapted their bones in order to take flight. Now, a new study explains how the nine bones of the dinosaur wrist turned into four bones in modern birds.
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Tiny Sea Monkeys Create Giant Ocean Currents
Sea Monkeys
September 30th, 2014
Every evening, sunset signals the start of dinner for billions of wiggling sea monkeys living in the ocean. As these sea monkeys swarm to the surface, they may contribute as much power to ocean currents as the wind and tides do, a new study reports.
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Suspenseful Video: Alligator Attacks Scaredy Cat
Florida keys alligator
September 24th, 2014
An amazing video from the Florida Keys shows a curious domestic cat nearly become a midnight snack for an American alligator.
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Ape See, Ape Do: Chimps Learn Skills from Each Other
Sonso Chimpanzee Behavior
September 30th, 2014
Scientists may have recorded chimpanzees learning skills from each other in the wild for the first time, according to a new study.
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Remarkable Limb Regeneration Began 300 Million Years Ago
A fossil of the primitive amphibian <em>Micromelerpeton credneri</em> from Lake Odernheim in southwest Germany
September 26th, 2014
Fossilized, primitive amphibians with odd-looking appendages, some with extra toes and deformed shapes, suggest the ability of some vertebrates to regenerate or regrow amputated limbs first evolved at least 300 million years ago.
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