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giraffe birth
Giraffe Birth South Korea: Watch Mother Jang-Soon Deliver 18th Calf, Setting World Record For Most Calf Births
Sep 10, 2013 12:37 PM E
A giraffe birth in South Korea is making headlines because it’s a record breaker. The 27-year-old giraffe mother has now delivered 18 giraffe babies over her lifetime, making her – and the zoo – the world record holder for most calf births in captivity.
Kuwait lion
Kuwait Lion Captured By Passerby: See Runaway Lion In The Backseat Of A Car [RAW VIDEO]
Sep 09, 2013 23:34 PM E
A runaway Kuwait lion was lured off the streets and into the backseat of a passerby's car. See the video of the lion here.
bedbug
Bedbugs’ Genes Are The Reason Insecticides Don’t Work On Them, New Research Suggests
Sep 09, 2013 22:04 PM E
Bedbugs genes’ may be the reason the pests are so hard to kill. New research suggests the parasite carries a gene that makes its outer shell impenetrable to toxins.
Tropical Storm Humberto
Tropical Storm Humberto: Path Map Of First 2013 Atlantic Hurricane [REPORT]
Sep 09, 2013 17:32 PM E
Tropical Storm Humberto is slated to be the first hurricane of 2013. See the path map of Humberto here.
Civet cat (Luwak) in Kepahiang
Civet Coffee Tested For Authenticity Of Poop, As Sellers Protect Market
Sep 09, 2013 11:59 AM E
Researchers say a metabolic test may soon help to authenticate genuine civet coffee, which sells for $150-$227 per pound after passing through the digestive system of the small tropical mammal.
dwarf lemur
Hibernating Lemurs Hint At The Possibility For Human Hibernation, Say Duke Researchers
Sep 06, 2013 16:19 PM E
The fat-tailed dwarf lemur of Madagascar is the closest genetic cousin of humans which is able to hibernate. Duke researchers say that it's possible that humans could have the ability to hibernate, something which could have medical and space travel applications.
fossils
Giant Fossils Recovered From Venezuelan Oil Fields Shed Light On South America’s Prehistoric Megafauna
Sep 06, 2013 12:32 PM E
Venezuela’s oil reserves are chock-full of fossils. Recent discoveries of enormous megafuana fossils highlight the South American country’s diverse and fascinating prehistoric past.
largest volcano on Earth
Volcano Discovered Is Largest On Earth: Pacific Ocean Underwater 'Tamu Massif' Is Among Solar System's Largest [PHOTO]
Sep 06, 2013 10:53 AM E
Tamu Massif is the largest volcano on Earth. At more than 100,000 square feet, it challenges Olympus Mons of Mars.
crickets
Oklahoma City Crickets: Insects Invade Downtown, Overrun Storefronts, Terrorize OKC Residents [VIDEO]
Sep 05, 2013 11:41 AM E
Oklahoma City crickets have taken over The Big Friendly. Residents have to deal with throngs of the creepy, crawly critters on their doorsteps and storefronts. Where did all these crickets come from?
dolphins
Dolphins, Bats Underwent Same Genetic Changes That Led To Echolocation Abilities [STUDY]
Sep 04, 2013 17:38 PM E
Dolphins and bats both use echolocation to locate objects in their surroundings. New research sheds illuminates the evolutionary genetic changes both animals went through before developing echolocation, and the similarities are astonishing.
china dead fish
Dead Fish In China: 220,000 Pounds Of Poisoned Fish Surface In Fuhe River
Sep 04, 2013 13:12 PM E
220,000 pounds of dead fish have surfaced in the Fuhe River in Wuhan, China. Ammonia levels from the drains of the Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock were far above acceptable levels, and likely killed the fish.
revival
Study Finds 1970 Clean Air Act Responsible For Forest Revival In West Virginia
Sep 03, 2013 14:20 PM E
Scientists studying red cedar tree growth in West Virginia conclude that the Clean Air Act has led to the renewal of West Virginia forests once withered by pollution.
goldfish
Goldfish Can Distinguish Between The Music Of Bach And Stravinsky; Can You? [STUDY]
Sep 03, 2013 11:53 AM E
Goldfish can tell the difference between Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, finds a study from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, led by Kazutaka Shinozuka. The goldfish reacted to the appropriate piece of music 75 percent of the time.
new species
Species Formation: Study Questions Long-Held Speciation Theory, Says Our Understanding Of How New Species Originate Is ‘Extremely Incomplete’
Sep 03, 2013 11:51 AM E
Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago question the long-held notion that new species originate through the formation of barriers to reproduction – either geographic or genetic – between animal populations.
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