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10 amazing microscopic GIFs

No matter how good your eyesight is, you’re missing a lot as you scan the world. There are invisibly small things that can be both fascinating and …

Newborn Zebra Plays In The Rain

A five-day-old endangered Grevy’s Zebra ran and bucked in the rain during his first day on exhibit at Zoo Miami. <br>Photo Credit: Ron Magill The foal, …

Swimsuits for science: Turtles try on new fashions to help protect their species

Sea turtles at the University of Queensland are wearing swimsuits for science. Researchers at the university have embarked on a three-year project to …

This Rescued Raccoon And Her Dog Besties Are The Cutest Thing Ever

Meet Pumpkin, the adorable rescued raccoon. Pumpkin lives in the Bahamas with her best friends, two Royal Bahamian Potcake rescues name Toffee and …

Study: People May Like Things More Just Because They’re New

Players prefer a popular game’s new feature, even when that new feature doesn’t actually exist.<p>The new iPhone. A Blu-ray movie with deleted scenes. A simple firmware update. We’re collectively obsessed with the new and improved, and according to researchers at the University of York, there’s a good …

The Last Few Quito Rocket Frogs Might Be Wiped Out By Volcano

To say Quito rocket frogs are having a run of bad luck would be an understatement. After 25 years of being critically endangered, they are now …

Snow Leopard Sisters Debut at Brookfield Zoo

Two 4-month-old Snow Leopard sisters, named Malaya and Daania, made their public debut October 7 at Brookfield Zoo. The highlight of the ‘debut’ was …

How a one night stand in the Ice Age affects us all today

Over the past half decade, ancient DNA research has revealed some surprising aspects to our evolutionary history during the past 50,000 years.<p>Perhaps …

Yak Calf Debuts at Hellabrunn Zoo

Hellabrunn Zoo, in Munich, Germany, welcomed a new male domestic Yak. Pedro was born September 10, and he is the first offspring of four-year-old …

35 Sleeping Puppies Who Physically Can't Handle Their Own Cuteness

1. Oh puppehs, you schweepy? Why doncha just take a little naperoni.<p>2. AND THEY’RE OUT! OHMYGHERD SLEEPING PUPPY BUMZ!<p>3. OH MY GHERD SCHWEEPING PUG …

Elephant genes hold clues for fight against cancer, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Elephants are giant, cancer-battling super creatures that destroy damaged cells long before they become cancerous, scientists say.<p>In a study released this week, scientists said elephant genes may provide a crucial clue in the fight against human cancer.<p>The mammoth mammals rarely get cancer, …

Cancer

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Barbers In Pakistan Are Giving Beautiful Haircuts To Camels

Owners believe that special patterns increase the camels' value at the cattle market.<p>Hamdani told Caters News: "I knew about this art form but only happened to witness it for the first time when I joined my family to buy a camel this year. It was a breath-taking experience. The unique designs …

A New Mammal Has Just Been Discovered and It's Called the Hog-Nosed Rat

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Scientists document rare killer whale sighting off Kona, Hawaii | Adventure Sports Network

Killer whale and at least six hitchhiking remoras. Credit for both killer whale images: Robin Baird/Cascadia Research Collective<p>Researchers off Kona, …

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

This Is A Fish With Hands, And There Are Only A Few Dozen Like Him Left

After roaming the ocean for the last 55 million years virtually unchanged, the end may soon be nigh for one of the planet's most unique species.<p>What …

6 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

Need a beauty boost? Grab a glass of water. We all know that water is important for our health—but did you know all of the amazing things it could do …

Rhino Calf Gets Bottle Feeding from Keepers at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park gave five-week-old Rhino calf Shomili, or Mili, as keepers call her, a bottle feeding as part of her daily …

Elegant Wood Sculptures Crafted from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches

South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee uses organic materials like wood to create large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function. Focusing on geometric shapes such as the sphere, Lee somehow manages to transform tree trunks and hefty branches into perfectly formed globes, columns, and …

Bitten off more than you can chew? Sealion chomps a hole in giant sunfish - but looks like she might struggle to finish the meal

An astonishing underwater picture has captured the moment a sealion takes a massive chunk out of an ocean sunfish.<p>It attacked the fish, which is also …

Earth - Why did some animals evolve milk and breastfeeding?

For the first three months of my life, I survived only on my mother's breastmilk. Quite possibly you did too.<p>Feeding babies on milk is so universal, it's hard to imagine what life would be like if we didn't do it. But out in the natural world, milk is common but not universal. Entire groups of …

Who Wants To Snorgle Some Of THAT?

Spread the Cute:<p>[<b>*Note:</b> The line forms behind <i>me.</i> -Ed.]<p>“A friend of mine suggested I submit a kitten photo I took day before yesterday. My son Stuart …

Articles about inside 5 tiny homes all under 600 feet on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>Graham Hill shares another view of the near-magical efficiency of his 350-square-foot apartment in New York.<p>A 196-square-foot house born of architectural know-how, an enterprising …

Adorable Portraits of Pollen-Covered Bats Taken by the World's Leading Bat Expert

Bats are some of the most fascinating and misunderstood creatures in the world, and few know this better than Merlin Tuttle, the world's leading bat biologist and photographer. If you've ever seen a fantastic photo of a bat in a newspaper article, book, or anywhere else, chances are that Tuttle …

How Homo sapiens Became the Ultimate Invasive Species

Sometime after 70,000 years ago our species, <i>Homo sapiens</i>, left Africa to begin its inexorable spread across the globe. Other human species had …

Anthropology

Yes, Animals Think And Feel. Here's How We Know

The author of a new book also says that animals can feel empathy, like the humpback whale that rescued a seal.<p>Do animals feel empathy? Does an elephant have consciousness? Can a dog plan ahead? These are some of the questions that award-winning environmental writer Carl Safina teases out in his new …

National Parks

Abandoned Puppy and Stray Kitten Become the Most Adorable Best Friends

Meet Chip and Adele, the duo that proves we all need friends, especially when we're going through a rough patch. Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter in Texas, is currently the home to Chip, a five-week-old chihuahua puppy, and Adele, a four-week-old kitten. The two came into the shelter on the …

21 remarkable new animal species that will freak you out (pictures)

Zoology