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Mediterranean Songbird Massacre—Photo Gallery

Egypt<p>Photograph by David Guttenfelder<p>An inviting perch turns out to be a deadly trap for two warblers. With feet and wings stuck to “lime sticks,” the songbirds cannot escape. Poachers placed these decoy shrubs along a highway near the Mediterranean.<p>Photograph by David Guttenfelder<p>After crossing …

5 Sky Events This Week: Venus Buzzes Beehive, Morning Return of Mars

Changing Planet<p>The Beehive Cluster in the constellation Cancer will host Venus as it appears to glide through the 600 light year distant group of stars. Credit: Tom Bash and John Fox/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>Early evening and mornings this first week of July offer up some celestial close encounters</b> …

Cold War Radioactivity Can Date Illegal Elephant Ivory

New application of known technique may allow countries to track illegal sales.<p><b>Fallout from long-ago Cold War explosions is now a forensic tool in the very modern war against elephant poachers and the illegal trade in ivory.</b>

Bumpy-Headed Reptile Fossils Discovered

<b>New fossils of an ancient reptile called Bunostegos akokanensis indicate that it probably wasn’t winning any prehistoric beauty contests.</b><p>“Imagine a cow-sized, plant-eating reptile with a knobby skull and bony armor down its back,” Linda Tsuji, leader of a new study on the critter, said in a …

Morning Bop: Let LIZ Take You Back To The 2000s

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>Here's what we want to see on her long-awaited …

Beyonce's 'Standing on the Sun' Leaks

Track teased in H&M commercial makes its way online<p>Beyoncé has already teased "Standing on the Sun" in her summer ad campaign for H&M, now you can …

Every Britney Spears Album Cover As An Animated GIF

As created by the WTF Album Cover tumblr. It's GIFney, bitch.<p>There's plenty more animated GIF versions of album covers over at WTF Album Cover.

Daft Punk's Get Lucky becomes first million-seller released in 2013

A little more than two months after its release, Daft Punk's Get Lucky has become the first single released in 2013 to chalk up a million sales in …

20 Songs You Didn't Know Were Covers

Do Lemurs Have Personalities?

Changing Planet<p><b>Lemurs have identifiable personality traits that are consistent from situation to situation, and those tendencies may have evolutionary implications, according to a new study conducted at the Duke Lemur Center.</b><p>Ecologist Jennifer Verdolin tested captive gray mouse lemurs, small, …

Pictures: 5 New World Heritage Sites

Active volcanoes, shifting sand dunes, and fields of glaciers are included in the five newest World Heritage sites.

World's Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA

Well-preserved specimen pushes back the timing of modern horse evolution.<p><b>DNA shines a light back into the past, showing us things that fossils can't. But how far back can that light extend?</b><p>Some of the oldest DNA sequences come from mastodon and polar bear fossils about 50,000 and 110,000 years old, …

Accra

As the gateway to West Africa and the driver behind one of the continent's fastest growing economies, there is a feeling in Accra that the good times are just around the corner.

Africa

Field notes from a conservation biologist in Antarctica

I’VE TRAVELED TO some of the most remote locations across the globe, including the Okavango Delta in Botswana, rainforests in South Vietnam, and the …

Stonehenge Revealed: Why Stones Were a "Special Place"

Lead archaeologist at Stonehenge discusses his team's discoveries in new book.<p><b>The eerie megaliths of Stonehenge have inspired speculation for centuries.</b>

Seven quirky collections in Portland

From hundreds of antique vacuum cleaners to a 24-hour Elvis-themed art installation, these hidden exhibitions prove that the city is a haven for the weird and wonderful.

Portland, OR

First Pictures: Peru’s Rare, Unlooted Royal Tomb

Pictures from the discovery of the first unlooted royal tomb discovered from the Wari empire. The 1,200-year-old tomb is filled with precious artifacts—and human sacrifices.

9 uplifting moments from the Alberta floods

In Alberta, lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and precious possessions have been ruined after flood waters ravaged Calgary, Canmore, …

5 scenes from ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ that I experienced in Greece

As someone who grew up spending summers in Greece and who later moved outside of Athens as a teacher in a Greek language school, my life has been …

The adventure playground of the Azores

The remote Portuguese archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves – with jewel-coloured lakes to kayak, misty laurel forests to hike and sparkling lava tubes to explore.<p>Asking someone to find the Azores on a map would probably have drawn a blank look a decade ago when the remote …

Whales

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