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‘Extinct’ Animal Last Seen in 1941 Makes Surprise Appearance

A small brown bird known as a Jerdon’s babbler was thought to be extinct. After all, its last confirmed sighting in Myanmar was in 1941.<p>But the animal made a surprise appearance last year, resurrecting it from the list of animals thought to have vanished from the Earth.<p>A team from the Wildlife …

Extinction

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.

Harnessing data from Nature's great evolutionary experiment

There are 3 billion letters in the human genome, and scientists have endlessly debated how many of them serve a functional purpose. There are those …

Biology

Roller coaster geese

The new study showed that the wingbeat frequency of bar-headed geese gradually increased with altitude and reduced air density but was very precisely …

Live imaging captures how blood stem cells take root in the body

It had already been known that blood stem cells bud off from cells in the aorta, then circulate in the body until they find a "niche" where they're …

Stem Cells

How to Build a Wood Sailboat

Introduction: How to Build a Wood Sailboat<p>I've been wanting to combine my two favorite hobbies - woodworking and sailing for a long time, so I …

As Oceans Heat Up, a Race to Save World's Coral Reefs

Will efforts to save corals be overwhelmed by the quickening pace of climate change?<p>MIAMI—Early one December morning, Chris Langdon, a biological oceanographer at the University of Miami, zipped up his wet suit and dropped overboard just off Key Largo to inspect a section of Florida's ailing coral …

How Hubble Brought Color to the Universe

This April the Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 years old. While Hubble has helped astronomers make important scientific discoveries, it’s most famous …

7 great year-round camping destinations

Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park<p>By Vancouver Is Awesome<p>From ocean views to lush forests, this Nanaimo park has over 300 campsites to …