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To Breathe Upside-Down, Sloths Tape Organs To Their Ribs

If you spent a lot of your life hanging upside-down, you’ve got a problem. Your liver, kidneys, stomach and other internal organs would press down upon your lungs and diaphragm, making it marginally harder to breathe. This won’t matter in the short term but in the long run, you’d spend a lot more …

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Mystery Solved, Scientists Say

For years, scientists have debated the evolutionary reason behind a zebra's stripes. Are they: a. Costumes for courtship? b: Camouflage to confuse lions and other predators? c: A natural way to cool off? d: Bug repellent?<p>If you answered "d," you'd win the prize, at least in the eyes of Tim Caro, a …

Biology

Mystery of Sloths’ Tri-Weekly Poop Trips Solved?

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>A three-toed sloth hangs out in Madidi National Park, Bolivia. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL SARTORE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.<p><b>Three-toed sloths are so, well, slothful, that they come down out of their tree canopy homes only once every three weeks, to go to the bathroom.</b><p>Part of the reason for …

40 Hilariously Honest Notes From Kids

Whether it’s their total ignorance of social norms or their lack of understanding of how the world works, kids definitely do say the darndest things …

Birdsong recordings harm birds

Although playing recorded song to lure a bird into view is frowned upon by birdwatchers, some people still do it. Will these new findings get them to …

5 Horrifying Ways Plants Can Fight Back

Most people probably consider plants to be nothing more than a lovely green backdrop to their lives—one that is constantly being eaten by even the …

Mary Magdalene

Newly-discovered ridiculously strong shrew species helps explain strange spine design

In equatorial Africa is a small shrew that can bear the weight of an adult human for minutes at a time, and then walk away unharmed. This animal, the armored shrew, has become known as the hero shrew for its amazing strength. But researchers have been puzzled as to why the creature evolved that way …

8 Fairy Tales And Their Not-So-Happy Endings

<b>by Stacy Conradt, Laurel Mills & John Green</b><p>Those Disney endings where the prince and the princess end up blissfully married? Yeah, they don't really …