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Chicken Embryos With Dinosaur Snouts Created in Lab

Chicks with dino-snouts? With a little molecular tinkering, for the first time scientists have created chicken embryos with broad, <i>Velociraptor</i>-like …

Dinosaurs

75 million-year-old fossil points to new species of dinosaur

The dinosaur that could SMELL fear: 75 million-year-old fossil points to new species of dinosaur with 'supersmell' to find prey<p><b>New species is closely</b> …

Serena Williams

Why Do Animals—Including Your Dog—Eat Poop?

Most snack on feces because it contains some undigested food—and thus vital nutrients—that would otherwise go to waste, experts say.<p>With so many nice things to eat in the world, why would any animal look at the menu and order a number two?<p>For Saturday's Weird Animal Question of the Week, we're …

Can The Microbes You Leave Behind Be Used to Identify You?

When you touch a surface, you leave behind fingerprints—distinctive swirling patterns of oils that reveal your identity. You might also deposit traces of DNA, which can also be used to identify you. And you leave microbes. You are constantly bleeding microbes into your surroundings, and whenever …

Toddler's Glowing Eye: What Is Retinoblastoma?

A boy in Illinois whose left eye glowed with white light in a cellphone photo turned out to have a rare type of cancer that's diagnosed in only a few …