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Landslides In Philippines Kill 20 In Mountainside Villages Weakened By Typhoon Usagi
Sep 23, 2013 11:43 AM E
Landslides along mountainside villages in the northwestern Philippines have claimed 20 lives. The landslides came during powerful monsoon rains just days after typhoon Usagi brushed by the islands, weakening areas in the north.
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850 Snakes Found In Home Of Animal Control Officer: Richard Parrinello Ran Illegal Snake Business In New York [VIDEO]
Sep 20, 2013 16:28 PM E
850 snakes were found inside the New York home of Richard Parrinello, who sold reptiles online via "Snakeman's Exotics" website.
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Goldfish Survives House Fire In UK: How Did ‘Smokey’ Endure Two Years Under Rubble With No Food Or Fresh Water?
Sep 20, 2013 15:28 PM E
After a fire burned down a couple’s home in Essex, England, they thought they’d lost it all. But two years later, a cleanup crew came across one lone survivor.
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'Walking Whale' Fossil Discovered In Peru: 40-Million-Year-Old Specimen May Be Link Between Aquatic and Land Mammals
Sep 20, 2013 12:26 PM E
Paleontologists in Peru have unearthed 40-million-year-old fossils of a "walking whale," an ancient sea mammal with legs. The fossil is believed to provide new evidence into how whales evolved from land-dwellers into aquatic creatures.
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Mice Infected With Brain-Altering Toxoplasma Parasite Lose Their Fear Of Cats [STUDY]
Sep 19, 2013 22:29 PM E
Toxoplasma-infected mice stop fearing cats for as much as four months after becoming infected, according to a new study published in PLoS ONE. Mice still don't fear cats even after the parasite has left their body, according to study author Wendy Ingram. In humans, toxoplasma that leads to toxoplasmosis can cause miscarriages in pregnant women and may increase suicide risk.
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Chemicals In The Environment Could Be Changing Birds’ Voices
Sep 19, 2013 21:17 PM E
Chemicals in the Hudson River Valley area might be causing birds in New York to sing off pitch.
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Legless Lizards Discovered In California: How Do They Differ From Snakes?
Sep 19, 2013 18:40 PM E
Four new kinds of legless lizards, creatures which look like snakes but differ slightly, have been discovered in California. One type of legless lizard was discovered in the dunes of Los Angeles International Airport.
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Rare Western Bumblebee Reemerges In Oregon After Mysterious Disappearance 15 Years Ago
Sep 19, 2013 17:33 PM E
Biologists have spotted 12 rare western bumblebees buzzing around the Mount Hood Natinoal Forest in Oregon, an area where the bee hasn’t been spotted for almost 15 years.
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Model Dinosaur In Wind Tunnel Suggests Microraptor Feathers Were For Mating, Not Flying [VIDEO]
Sep 19, 2013 11:17 AM E
A dinosaur model placed in a wind tunnel has shed light on how one of modern birds’ earliest ancestor, the microraptor, flew.
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Eagle’s Point Of View: GoPro Camera Strapped To Bird’s Back Captures Amazing Aerial Footage [VIDEO]
Sep 18, 2013 21:58 PM E
If you ever wanted to see the world from an eagle’s perspective, here’s your chance. Amazing footage captured on a GoPro camera strapped to the bird’s back shows what happens when nature and technology work together.
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Elephant Tramples Newborn Calf To Death Shortly After Birth In Germany Zoo: Why Did Mother Reject Her Baby?
Sep 18, 2013 14:06 PM E
An elephant rejected her newborn and trampled it to death in Germany. Learn why wild animals reject their offspring.
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First Genome Sequence Of Tiger Suggests Big Cats Truly Are Natural Born Killers
Sep 18, 2013 14:03 PM E
Scientists have created the first ever genome sequence of a tiger, and the results show that big cats evolved into natural born killers.
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Whale Ear Wax Keeps Record Of Ocean Pollution
Sep 17, 2013 18:01 PM E
Whale ear wax has a story to tell. Similar to the way tree rings record the history of the forest, whale “candles” detail the history of the ocean the whale lived in.
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How Sensitive Is Human Touch? New Research Suggests Our Fingers Can Detect Nano-Wrinkles On Near-Smooth Surfaces
Sep 17, 2013 15:38 PM E
Just how sensitive is human touch? According to new research, the tips of our fingers can detect nano-wrinkles on near-smooth surfaces.
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