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Survey Reveals Detail of Australian Submarine Wreck

[Watch] Survey Reveals Detail of Australian Submarine Wreck<p>A joint U.S. and Australian expedition to survey Australia’s first submarine <i>HMAS AE1</i> has …

Deforestation Rates Skyrocket In Brazil As Country Struggles To Save The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is an important fixture in the fight against climate change.<p>Deforestation rates in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil have soared, with an area roughly three times the size of Rhode Island illegally chopped down, an annual satellite survey by the country’s government …

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Kill mountain lion P-45? Malibu rancher’s hunting permit incites uproar

A killing spree by a mountain lion that munched 11 alpaca and a goat above Malibu over the weekend was enough to grant a state permit to kill the cat.<p>…

The Great Barrier Reef has suffered the worst coral die-off on record

Earlier this year, the Great Barrier Reef was devastated by the largest mass bleaching event ever seen — as record-warm ocean temperatures turned large swaths of this vibrant 1,400-mile habitat into a ghastly white boneyard.<p>Now scientists have finally tallied up the damage. Data released Monday by …

Learning makes animals intelligent

The fact that animals can use tools, have self-control and certain expectations of life can be explained with the help of a new learning model for …

How an aquarium without whales can teach us about them

An aquarium in Hawaii says it's more than possible to teach the public about whales and dolphins without having to keep them in captivity.<p>The sudden …

Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis

Cleveland… A team of scientists at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Australia, and Germany discovered that the orchid mantis looks like a …