Millions of Dollars in Ivory Sold on Craigslist
ivory
May 1st, 2015
It's possible that thousands of ivory objects — from kitschy trinkets to carved tusks — worth more than $15 million are being traded each year on Craigslist in the United States, according to a new report.
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Venom-Squirting Scorpions Blind Enemies with Toxin
A <em>Parabuthus</em> scorpion in the Kalahari desert, South Africa.
April 30th, 2015
Some scorpions are able to spray their venom, an ability they use defensively to try to temporarily disable predators, allowing the stinging arachnids to escape the jaws of death, a new study suggests.
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Penguins Use Poop to Melt Ice, Make Baby Nurseries (Video)
Gentoo penguins use their dark guano to melt snow on the Antarctic Peninsula.
May 1st, 2015
Gentoo penguins seem to gather in colonies, and their large piles of poop help melt the snow and provide "nurseries" for their young.
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Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Among 5 New Species Uncovered
costa rican frog
May 1st, 2015
The planet is crawling with critters, but scientists are meeting some of them only just now.
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In Photos: Bizarre 'Bat Dinosaur' Discovered in China
An illustration of the newfound dinosaur Yi qi.
April 29th, 2015
The first of its kind, this wacky dinosaur sports bat-like wings with membranous tissue to help it glide through the Jurassic forests of what is now China some 160 million years ago.
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Bat Wings Harbor Special Sensory Cells
A flying brown bat maneuvers to capture prey.
April 30th, 2015
Bat wings have built-in systems to rapidly detect airflow changes, enabling these flying mammals to perform aerial acrobatics.
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Rare Sperm Whale Fossils Shed Light on Mysterious Family Tree
Pygmy sperm whale skull
April 29th, 2015
Rare, 7-million-year-old fossils of two extinct pygmy sperm whales are helping researchers learn about the evolution of the ocean's largest toothed whale, a new study finds.
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