Maureen Vizioli

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How Do Sea Turtles Find the Exact Beach Where They Were Born?

The marine reptiles use Earth's magnetic field as a guide back home, new study says.<p>For loggerhead sea turtles, home is where your (magnetic) heart is.<p>After hatching on beaches around the world, these huge marine reptiles undertake multiyear, epic migrations at sea. Then, the turtles return to the …


Absurd Creature of the Week: The Beautiful Octopus Whose Sex Is All About Dismemberment

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.16.15.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In Jules Verne’s <i>20,000 Leagues Under the …


A Black Panther May Not Be What You Think

As the superhero of the same name sets box-office records, learn more about the misunderstood big cats.<p>As theatergoers around the world marvel at the new superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, we here at National Geographic wanted to share some facts about these real-life fascinating felines.<p>First things …

How hibernating animals could help fight Alzheimer's disease

Leicester University has found that the protein RBM3 helps restore brain activity when animals wake up from hibernation, and could be a treatmement for people with dementia<p>A protein which protects hibernating animals during lengthy spells of sleeping could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s …

Bronx Zoo, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom among the worst places to be an elephant

Animal rights organization In Defense of Animals released its annual list<p>Animal rights organization In Defense of Animals (IDA) recently released this year's list of the ten worst zoos for elephants, and found that Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Bronx Zoo and Disney World's Animal Kingdom are some of …

Mass Animal Die-Offs Are on the Rise, Killing Billions and Raising Questions

Huge animal die-offs, along with disease outbreaks and other population stressors, are happening more often.<p><b>What's New</b><p>We're not talking about a few dead fish littering your local beach. Mass die-offs are individual events that kill at least a billion animals, wipe out over 90 percent of a …


19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.