• The Renaissance: The 'Rebirth' of Science & Culture

    The Renaissance: The 'Rebirth' of Science & Culture

    June 29, 2016 | Reference

    The Renaissance was a period of "rebirth" in arts, science and European society. It was a time of transition from the ancient world to the modern.
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  • Facts About Capybaras

    Facts About Capybaras

    June 28, 2016 | Reference

    Capybaras are the largest rodent in the world. These herbivorous South American beasts are cousins to much smaller guinea pigs.
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  • Facts About Tapirs

    Facts About Tapirs

    June 27, 2016 | Reference

    Tapirs are large mammals with round bodies, short legs and and long snouts. Their snouts are flexible, like an elephant's trunk.
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  • What Is a Paramecium?

    What Is a Paramecium?

    June 23, 2016 | Reference

    Paramecia are single-celled protists that are naturally found in aquatic habitats.
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  • Facts About Skunks

    Facts About Skunks

    June 22, 2016 | Reference

    A skunk's black-and-white fur serves as a warning to stay away or face getting sprayed with a sticky, foul-smelling secretion from their anal scent glands.
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  • Facts About Otters

    Facts About Otters

    June 17, 2016 | Reference

    Otters are streamlined, thick-furred swimmers found all over the world.
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  • What Is Artificial Intelligence?

    What Is Artificial Intelligence?

    June 17, 2016 | Reference

    Movies offer several examples of computers with human-like qualities, but the definition of artificial intelligence is complicated.
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  • Facts About Orangutans

    Facts About Orangutans

    June 16, 2016 | Reference

    Orangutans are the only great apes found in Asia. They spend most of their time in trees, lounging or swinging from branch to branch with their long arms. They are also threatened with extinction.
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  • Facts About Ocelots

    Facts About Ocelots

    June 15, 2016 | Reference

    Ocelots are small, wild cats about twice the size of housecats. Ocelots are the second largest spotted cats in South America, after jaguars.
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  • Facts About Hyenas

    Facts About Hyenas

    June 09, 2016 | Reference

    Hyenas don't laugh, and they are not related to dogs. They are a diverse group of mammals mainly found in Africa.
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