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Two-Headed Shark Is First of Its Kind

A rare find from the Mediterranean expands the number of animals that have been born with two heads.<p>Are two heads always better than one?<p>Scientists from Spain are asking that question after they published findings this month documenting the first ever case of a two-headed shark among egg-laying …

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500,000 Baby Turtles Will Be Released To Help Save Vulnerable Species

Armed guards reportedly protect the animals' nesting sites.<p>Conservationists have a reason to shell-abrate.<p>On Saturday, environmental authorities and community caretakers in Peru released almost 17,000 newborn yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles into the wild. The International Union for …

This Is How A Species Goes Extinct

An eerie photo of a pit of frozen pangolins shows just how easy it can be for the planet to lose a species.<p><b>Editor’s note: The images below may be upsetting to some readers.</b><p>When photographer Paul Hilton arrived at a clearing in Sumatra, Indonesia, last year, there was just a backhoe, a couple of law …

Mountains Are Home to More Species Than Scientists Ever Imagined

New research contradicts the longstanding belief that diversity drops as elevation gains.<p>The questions from the village council on one of the forested mountains of Luzon went like this: <i>What are you going to do with the animals you catch? How many people from the village will you hire and how much</i> …

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The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

There are plenty of ways Earth could go. It could smash into another planet, be swallowed by a black hole, or get pummeled to death by asteroids. There's really no way to tell which doomsday scenario will be the cause of our planet's demise.<p>But one thing is for sure — even if Earth spends the rest …

16 spectacular facts about giant sequoias

<b>All hail the giant trees! Mother Nature’s skyscrapers are some of the largest and oldest organisms on the planet.</b><p>Nestled in a small pocket on the …

7 Disposable Items That Are Polluting the Planet

Single-use items are convenient and easy, but the garbage they create comes at a heavy price to the planet. Much of the trash from disposable …

10 Percent of the World’s Wilderness Has Disappeared in Just 20 Years

For the first time, scientists have mapped out the destruction of wilderness areas around the globe, finding a staggering loss over the past 20 years.<p>…

Biodiversity

Scientists Just Discovered a Major New Source of Carbon Emissions

File this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power and irrigate our …

Meerkats revealed as most murderous mammal known to science

The meerkat – the beloved hero of an advert for car insurance – has been unmasked as the most "murderous" mammal known to science.<p>Researchers …

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How Trees Will Save Humanity

Trees are much better at creating clouds and cooling the climate than we thought.<p><i>By Hamish Gordon and Cat Scott, Research Fellows in Amospheric</i> …

The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.<p>To avoid getting something you'll only throw away in a few months, we've rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

Jon Stewart slams media for showing “video of an actual murder” over and over and over again

Cable news shows have been playing Eric Garner footage “like it’s a GIF on BuzzFeed”<p>Jon Stewart had some more cable-news damage control to take care of on yesterday's "Daily Show," following up on Tuesday's segment which tackled the senseless media frenzy around Hillary's Chipotle visit. As Stewart …