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Give Your Feline Friend Safe Access To The Outdoors With A Catio

My cat LOVES spending time outdoors. But when a stray climbed over our fence and engaged our Little Mister in a feline fight, we started pondering …

This is How You Study The Evolution of Animal Intelligence

There are many scientists who study the mental abilities of animals. As intelligent animals ourselves, we’re keen to learn whether other species share our skills, and how our vaunted smarts evolved. We see study after study about whether chimpanzees care about fairness, whether pigeons outsmart …

Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost Cities

Cold War reconnaissance photos triple the number of known archaeology sites across the Middle East.<p>A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing thousands of ancient cities, roads, canals, and other ruins.<p>In recent …

Sailfish Use Inescapable Face- Swords to Wound, Then Kill

Meet the sailfish—a predator that combines teamwork, ninja-like stealth, record-breaking speed, chameleonic colour changes, and a weapon that looks like a sword, works like a sword, and is mounted <i>on</i> <i>its face</i>.<p>It is surely one of the most spectacular hunters in the ocean. Thanks to a new study by Jens …

Pig Heart Transplants For Humans Are On The Way

One lab baboon has had a pig heart in its body for more than a year now.<p>She's got the heart of a pig—and that's a good thing. Researchers are reporting that a baboon is still alive after receiving a heart transplanted from a pig, <i>The Telegraph</i> reports. The baboon has lived with the heart in its …

Munich Reveals Its Dark History to Visitors Via Tour Guides, Interactive Websites

With all of the cheery things to see and do in this sumptuous city just north of the Alps — drink beer, admire palaces and old churches, visit …

What You Need to Know to Move Abroad After Graduation

While some collegiettes have a job lined up or plan to attend graduate school, others want to take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move abroad for a job. If you're deciding if packing up and moving to another country is adventurous or just too risky, we're here to help. We've spoken to …

World's Strangest Lakes (PHOTOS)

Imagine walking through a far-flung island of forest and stumbling across a bright, pink lake. Or quietly rowing your boat through a sea of floating lotus flowers that expand as far as the eye can see. Dreamy? Yes, but also completely possible if you consider a visit to one of the world's strangest …

America's Coolest Desert Towns (PHOTOS)

The little desert town of Marfa makes no logical sense. How did this dusty outpost in <i>far</i> West Texas become a buzzworthy contemporary art center?<p>Two words: pioneering spirit. It took folks with enough grit and vision and can-do attitude to invent a new life among the red rocks, sagebrush, and sand …

Mom's Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby's Genes

Pregnant women have heard it time and time again: What you eat during those nine months can have long-term effects on your child's health.<p>Heck, one study even found that when pregnant women eat a diverse diet, the resulting babies are less picky in the foods they choose.<p>So what about mom's eating …

FDA Moves to Crack Down on Quack Autism ‘Cures’

Vaccines don’t cause autism, and cleansing ‘chelation’ therapies don’t cure it. Now some companies may face legal action against their autism-curing …

Colour-tinted photographs of North America – in pictures

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is immense and diverse. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps, rushing rivers, a legendary canyon … the …

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Canada's wild side: the Great Bear Rainforest

For wildlife spotters, it's the score of a lifetime: a creamy white kermode bear roaming its home in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Not a polar bear, but an offshoot of the black bear, there are only about 400 kermodes (which can stand up to six feet tall) in the wild; and only one …

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Best of Montana in Winter: Family Activities

Taking the kids on vacation to Montana? Check out our picks for the top five things to do for families in Big Sky Country.<p><b>Base Camp Bigfork Dog Sledding, Bigfork</b><p>Family-run Base Camp Bigfork takes a hands-on approach to dog sledding. Instead of simply going along for the ride, guests get the …

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Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres of …

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What’s Wrong With ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’?

Remember, in the 1983 film <i>National Lampoon’s</i> <i>Vacation</i>, when Chevy Chase pauses at the Grand Canyon for two seconds before rushing off? It’s probably travel’s most laughable cinematic moment (and one that’s spawned many terrifically awful reenactments on YouTube).<p>I’d make fun of it, except for the …

Debunking Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep Dolphins in a Tank

Wildlife<p>A bottlenose dolphin in the wild. (Photograph by Maddalena Bearzi)<p>I have spent much time in the company of wild dolphins over the last twenty-something years. I’ve built a career following their everyday movements and observing their behavior both from shore and from research boats. When I …

Lunar Eclipse Myths From Around the World

Many cultures view the disappearance of the moon as a time of danger and chaos.<p>Marauding demons, murderous pets, and ravenous jaguars are just some of the culprits that cultures around the world have blamed for the moon's disappearance during lunar eclipses.<p>During the night of April 14 through …

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

Plastic debris doubles every decade. What ends up in the ocean is nearly impossible to clean up.<p>Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he's come up with a few dozen of his own. None of them, …

Videos: A (Very) Close Look Inside the Zebrafish Brain

About a year ago I wrote a story about the hottest new animal model in neuroscience: baby zebrafish. The critters are not much to look at. They’re the size and shape of a curled eyelash, with big bulging eyes. But when some neuroscientists look at the fish, they see a lot of potential. The fish …

Can World's Rarest Bear Be Saved?

Fewer than three dozen Gobi bears survive in one of the harshest places on Earth.<p>The Gobi is Earth’s fifth largest desert, sprawling across half a million square miles of southern Mongolia and northern China. It sees temperatures of minus 40°F in winter and 120 in summer, and gets just two to eight …

First Look at the Microbes of Modern Hunter-Gatherers

It is now abundantly clear that the microbes that live in our bodies are critical parts of our lives and our health. The study of these microbes and their genes—the so-called microbiome—has never been more popular. It’s also very WEIRD.<p>That’s not to say it is odd or unusual. WEIRD is an acronym, …

When Predators Bite Off More Than They Can Chew

Featuring a snake whose centipede dinner tried to claw out of its body and other… interesting examples<p>We were entranced recently by a report of a young snake that tried to eat an old centipede. It seems the snake managed to swallow the centipede live, but then the centipede fought back, attempting …

Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue

Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a …

Researchers uncover link between Down syndrome and leukemia

Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during …

Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

In a surprising discovery, scientists have found evidence of a tundra landscape in Greenland that's millions of years old. The revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet had survived periods of global warming …