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Antarctica Live day 18: stuck in a white Christmas

Trapped in heavy pack ice just off the coast of Cape de la Motte for the past two days, we await icebreaker assistance<p>• Alok Jha and Laurence Topham are with the Australasian Antarctic Expedition<p>It will come as no surprise to anyone that, this year, Christmas in Antarctica was white. The pack ice …

The Science Behind Reindeer's Color-Changing Eyes

It's not the magic of Christmas that turns their eyes from gold to blue.<p>Winter in the Arctic is grim—day and night blur together for 24 hour stints without sunlight. Reindeer manage to survive these gloomy weeks thanks to a peculiar adaptation. As the days grow darker, reindeer's eyes turn from …

'Tis the season to travel - Futurity

From space travel to shark migration, these six stories are all about the journey of getting from here to there.

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Absurd Creature of the Week: Enormous Hermit Crab Tears Through Coconuts, Eats Kittens

It’s hard to go wrong with a hermit crab as your child’s first pet. They’re low maintenance and kinda cute in their own way, plus they’re …

Farmers and law enforcement spar over whether 'agroterrorism' is a real threat

If you haven't heard of agroterrorism, you're not alone — many farmers haven't even heard of it. According to an FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin by Dean Olson, M.A., agroterrorism is “the deliberate introduction of an animal or plant disease for the purpose of generating fear, causing economic losses, …

5,000-year-old cat fossils discovered in China help explain domestication

Though the modern human–cat relationship is well documented on YouTube, researchers are still puzzling over how our initial domestication of cats developed. But now a new discovery in China is helping to shed some light on it: in a paper published today, researchers describe finding multiple cats' …

Why I won't be going back to Noah's Ark creationist zoo

On a cold and dreary afternoon, I headed off to a destination I'd long avoided, to a farm that has been converted into a zoo. This zoo had got into trouble in the past because of links with the Great British Circus, which had led to its expulsion from an industry body, the British and Irish …

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Mysterious Deaths Threaten a Population of Southern Right Whales

The "mass mortality" of hundreds of southern right whale calves mystify scientists.<p><b>Surprisingly large numbers of southern right whale calves are dying off the coast of Argentina, sparking concerns among marine scientists and conservation officials.</b><p><b>Overall, southernright whales are doing much better</b> …

19-Foot Python Killed in Fla., Underscoring State's Problem

Florida officials said that a 19-foot Burmese python that was captured and killed earlier this month set a record, underscoring the state’s problem …

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