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Sustainability Made Simple With Tech | About Verizon

Sustainability is a simple concept: manage the world’s resources better. With the latest wireless devices in hand, that concept can easily be integrated into daily practice. And today’s smartphones and tablets can help make it easier.<p>From the grocery store to the dining table, there are many mobile …

Is Global Warming Creating Penguin Winners And Losers?

Researchers look to ancient melts to predict which species might survive in the present<p>Planetary temperatures warmed up naturally thousands of years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age. Some Antarctic penguin populations flourished under the changes. 11,000 years later, however, some Adélie and …

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

The electric eel's powerful ability to deliver deadly shocks — up to 600 volts — makes it the most famous electric fish, but hundreds of other species produce weaker electric fields. Now, a new genetic study of electric fish has revealed the surprising way they got electrified.<p>Electric eels aren't …

Car fumes may be confusing insects trying to find flowers

Pollutants alter the way moths decode a flower's scent<p>The ability to respond quickly to odors is important for virtually all animals. But for pollinating insects that travel at high speeds, being able to react quickly to odor molecules is crucial. A moth’s sense of smell, for instance, is …

How To Help Bats Taking A Dip In Our Backyard Pools

Your backyard pool is much more than a nice urban oasis for you, your friends and your cold drinks (you lucky duck). It’s also a pit stop for animals, which need a quick drink or a cooling dip just as much as we do. But sometimes pools can be dangerous for them.<p>Bats, for instance, don’t stop to …

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The Puffins of Machias Seal Island

Machias Seal Island Puffin. NWF Photo by Shelley Cohen.<p>Opening the small window of the duck blind on Machias Seal Island (off the coast of Maine) to …

The Shocking Truth About Electric Animals

Wildlife<p>An elephantnose fish swims in the Congo River. Photograph by Reinhard Dirscherl, Alamy<p><b>Some animals are just plain shocking in that they’ve evolved the ability to detect naturally occurring electric fields, while others can produce their own electricity.</b><p>In a study published today in the …

Rare Amazon Jungle Dog Caught on Video

Lucky camera trap captures a glimpse of rarely seen short-eared dog.<p><div class="caption">Video footage of the rare short-eared dog, seen inside Peru's Tambopata National Reserve.</caption><p>One of the Amazon rain forest's most elusive inhabitants, the short-eared dog, has been caught on video.<p>About …

Sean Gerrity: Making a Home on the Range for Bison and Other Wildlife

YouTube is upgrading to 60fps, adding a tip jar for donations and much more

YouTube is about to get a whole lot better, with a slew of new features freshly announced at this year's VidCon. Google's video wing will soon get support for clips running at 48-and-60 frames-per-second, which should be perfect for video game footage that you've captured an uploaded from your …