How Vultures Can Eat Rotting Flesh Without Getting Sick
Turkey vulture
November 25th, 2014
Vultures' faces and large intestines are covered with bacteria that is toxic to most other creatures, but these birds of prey have evolved a strong gut that helps them not get sick from feasting on rotting flesh, according to a new study.
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Black Seadevil: Photos of Creepy, Deep-Sea Anglerfish
Anglerfish
November 24th, 2014
An underwater sub captured rare video footage of a deep-sea anglerfish in the waters of Monterey Bay, California.
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Autopsies from Space: Who Killed the Sea Lions?
Sea lions at Prince William Sound, sea lions
November 24th, 2014
A decade ago, we set out to unravel deep ocean crime scenes we weren’t even sure existed. The crime? Endangered Steller sea lions were rapidly disappearing in parts of Alaska.
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Lone Wolf Traveled More Than 450 Miles to Grand Canyon, DNA Confirms
Grand Canyon wolf
November 24th, 2014
A DNA test has confirmed that a lone gray wolf is roaming Arizona, just north of the Grand Canyon, far from its home in the Rockies.
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Sea Ice Algae is Staple of Arctic Food Chain (Gallery)
Sea ice algae, arctic
November 21st, 2014
To find the base of the Arctic food chain, scientists have to venture far out, and into, sea ice.
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In Defense of the Stink Bug (Op-Ed)
stink bug, steampunk, insects
November 19th, 2014
Stink bug. As names go it is a PR disaster, each of the words alone hardly endearing, and wholly off-putting together. Which is a shame because stink bugs have a perky charm, a distinctive style and, for an insect, a surprising concern for their offspring
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Creepy Deep-Sea Anglerfish Captured in Rare Video
Anglerfish Teeth
November 24th, 2014
An underwater robot exploring the deep seas captured the first video footage ever of a creepy-looking anglerfish — a creature that looks so menacing it is sometimes called the "black seadevil."
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Gobble, Gobble! 6 Fun Facts About Turkeys
Wild Turkey
November 23rd, 2014
From their ability to fly to their strange use of stones to break down food, here are six fun facts about turkeys.
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Researchers Crack Sea Ice to Expose Arctic Food Web (VIDEO)
under the sea ice, algae
November 21st, 2014
A warming planet is impacting sea-ice algae, triggering a food-chain domino effect that leads to whales and polar bears.
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