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Don't Feed the Bears: Ethics in Wildlife Photography and Filmmaking

Wildlife photographer weighs in on the dos and don'ts of his profession.<p>Photography sure ain't what it used to be.<p><b>Not that that's a bad thing. Today's improved access to the world and ever-changing technology allows image-makers to reveal the invisible, to capture more intricate detail and more</b> …

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Male Black Widow Spiders “Twerk” to Avoid Being Eaten by Females

<b>Forget Miley Cyrus: When it comes to twerking, spiders can save their lives by shaking their booties, a new study says.</b><p>Scientists have found that male black widows move their bodies in a certain way to let females know of their presence—and avoid becoming their next meal. (Also see “Surprise! Male …

First Known Sea Anemone Found That Lives Upside Down in Sea Ice

Delicate-looking creatures burrow into the bottom of sea ice in the Antarctic.<p>Where else would a species that spends its life upside down live but in the Southern Hemisphere? The newly discovered Antarctic sea anemone resides in burrows dug into the bottom of sea ice in the Ross Sea, where it lives …


Could Some Alien Worlds Be More Habitable Than Earth?

Extraterrestrial life may hide on planets quite different from Earth.<p>Planet hunters have always been keen to find Earth's twin, but an astrobiology team now suggests that "superhabitable" planets may be even better places to look for alien life.<p>Since 1995, astronomers have detected more than 1,000 …


Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

Northern Lights

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1,000+ Rhinos Poached in 2013: Highest in Modern History

Increasing demand for the animals' horns drove the slaughter, report says.<p>For South Africa's white rhinos, 2013 was perhaps the worst year in modern history.<p><b>One thousand and four animals were killed by poachers, the highest since record keeping began in the early 1900s, according to the South</b> …