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Apr 15, 2014 08:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
What are the universal keys to longevity? An extensive look at multiple birds and mammals reveals 10 predictors that an animal will live a long life.
Apr 14, 2014 12:58 PM ET // Tim Wall
Greenland sharks joined the list of top Arctic predators that suffer under heavy loads of accumulated persistent organic pollutants in their bodies. Continue reading →
Apr 12, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
Living harvestmen, more commonly called daddy longlegs, have one pair of eyes. But that wasn't the case 304 million years ago.
Apr 10, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Tiny fruit flies and fighter pilots have at least one thing in common: they both use ultra speedy banked turns to evade enemies. Continue reading →
Apr 10, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
The ability to categorize has long been thought to be a hallmark of human intelligence. New findings suggest pigeons do it too.
Apr 8, 2014 01:38 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
When kenneled, a large percentage of dogs show behaviors commonly associated with mental illness. Some even bounce off the walls -- literally. Continue reading →
Apr 8, 2014 11:30 AM ET // Tim Wall
Lucky tourists recently filmed two rarely-seen oarfish in the shallow, coastal waters of Baja Mexico.
Apr 7, 2014 10:19 AM ET // Kieran Mulvaney
Japan has agreed not to go whaling in the Antarctic next year. So what happens next? Continue reading →
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