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Fox takes a nap on Ottawa city bus

Aww! An employee found this fox snoozing inside an Ottawa city bus on Sunday morning, July 20.<p>This little fox was found sleeping on one of the back …

In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away

Each September, the wood frogs of Alaska do a very strange thing: They freeze.<p>They do not freeze totally solid, but they do freeze mostly solid. Two-thirds of their body water turns to ice. If you picked them up, they would not move. If you bent one of their legs, it would break.<p>Inside these frozen …

Invertebrate populations have dropped by 45 percent in the last four decades

"The richness of the animal world of our planet is being seriously threatened by human activities."<p>Much has been said about the loss of bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species around the world. By current estimates, at least 322 species have gone extinct in the last 500 years. And researchers …

This Treadmill Washes Your Clothes While You Work Out

What if the simple act of working out meant you got another chore checked off the to-do list? For the 2014 Electrolux design challenge, South Korean …

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Three surprisingly simple things you can do right now to build better habits

Building good habits can be difficult.<p>That's especially true if you want to stick with them for the long-term. Thankfully, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to build better habits and break bad ones.<p>I'm not going to pretend like these ideas are the only way to build better habits — …

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People with high IQs really DO see the world differently: Researchers find they process sensory information differently

• Experts found that a high IQ brain was better able to block out larger or more irrelevant images when focussing on a small moving object<br>• But …

Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought, study shows

The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, …

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As Sea Ice Shrinks, Can Polar Bears Survive on Land?

The predators can stay alive on goose eggs and caribou, scientist argues.<p>Here's one possible summer menu for polar bears being forced to stay on land due to a lack of reliable sea ice: 60 snow goose egg clutches, 53 goslings, 63 adult geese, 3 caribou calves, and 3 adult caribou. Garnish with …

Ask Anything: Will We Ever Run Out Of Potable Water?

Short answer: Not if we get creative.<p>“There’s a lot of hype around this issue,” says Upmanu Lall, professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University and director of its Water Center. But, he says, we’re in little danger of running out of water overall. One could conceive of a …

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40 Bedroom Colors That Will Make You Wake Up Happier

Because beige is no way to start the day.<p>These take-notice bedroom color ideas are total mood boosters. Once you've gotten all the inspiration you can here, check out our most stylish bedroom ideas.