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Lizards Need Social Lives, Too

Social isolation, especially early in life, can be disastrous for birds and mammals. It can result in adults with increased anxiety and stress, worse …

Half-siders: A tale of two birdies

Also known as "halfsiders" or tetragametic chimæras, these unusual birds are actually two genetically distinct individuals -- twins -- fused into one being.<p>I recently stumbled across a video that has been attracting quite a bit of discussion. This video shows a captive-bred pet budgerigar,</i> …

September guide to the bright planets

In September 2018, 4 planets continue to arc across the evening sky. From west to east as darkness falls, these bright worlds are Venus, Jupiter, …

Hemisphere

Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid mathematics.<p>Sometimes tricks require fooling people with probability, as Brown expertly did in The System, his classic show …

Watch People Tightrope Walk Between Hot Air Balloons

You know when something happens, and you feel embarrassed for someone else? This is like that but for heart attacks.<p>Documentarian Sebastien Montaz-Rosset filmed some insane, insanely brave people attempting to tightrope-walk across hot air balloons. And here is the video! Don't watch it if you're …

This Crow Is The Smartest Bird You've Ever Seen

Multi-step puzzles can be difficult for humans, but what if I told you there was a bird that could solve them on its own?<p>In this BBC special, Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an eight-step puzzle to try and stump one of the smartest crows he's seen in captivity. They describe the puzzle as "one of the …

So, Turns Out Crocodiles Can Climb Trees

Crocodiles can climb trees. And they do it well, too: Some of the toothy reptiles have been spotted as high as 32 feet up a tree.<p>That's not somewhere …

The observation of unexpected chemicals in the planet-forming disk around a young star indicate that such disks may be more complicated than previously anticipated. Read more: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/pfqk

Mathematics: Why the brain sees maths as beauty

<b>Brain scans show a complex string of numbers and letters in mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty as artistic masterpieces and music from the greatest composers.</b><p>Mathematicians were shown "ugly" and "beautiful" equations while in a brain scanner at University College London.<p>The …

How Modern Light Bulbs Work

The World's Grossest Plush Toy And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Amber shows its golden tombs do not easily yield treasure

In the 1993 film Jurassic Park, miners discover a mosquito entombed in a red-yellow substance, supposedly carrying the DNA of long-extinct dinosaurs, waiting to be revived by modern scientists. It's a dramatic moment, but as recent events have shown, amber's real-life exploits are so much more …

Help name this polar bear cub

Help choose a name for this polar bear cub. Here are a few videos to help you decide.<p>This male polar bear cub was born in the Toronto Zoo on November …

The 10 Best Toys From The 2014 Toy Fair

A plush uterus, talking teddy bear, and other crazy trinkets<p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Every toy does not need an app! So once again, as we cruised the aisles at the American International Toy Fair this week, we largely turned a blind eye to "interactive elements" carelessly …

8 Examples of Witty Knitting

If you can imagine it, you... well, maybe not <i>you</i>, but <i>someone</i> can knit it! Thanks to the internet, we can enjoy the creations of knitters who take a …

Janet Yellen appears to have open path to leadership of Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve reconvened for the second part of a two-day meeting on Wednesday and surprised everyone by rejecting cutbacks on the $85 billion-per-month stimulus program the fed has been conducting.<p>But the question of who will succeed Chairman Ben Bernanke looms as well.<p>Until earlier this …

Associated Press News

Valerie Plame, Ex-Spy, Is Publishing a Spy Novel

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Plame's first book was her 2007 memoir <i>Fair Game</i>, which covered her unfortunate outing by the Bush …

Death Toll At 80 And Likely To Rise As Storms Slam Mexico

On 'Morning Edition': Host Renee Montagne talks with the AP's Michael Weissenstein<p><b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Mud slides, flash floods and rising waters are proving to be a deadly combination in the mountains near Acapulco, Mexico, where dozens of people have died in recent days as a …

Defiant Assad claims government did not use chem weapons, vows to abide by agreement

Syrian President Bashar Assad, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, claimed he is fully committed to carrying out a plan to turn over and destroy his government's chemical weapons -- while continuing to deny responsibility for last month's deadly chemical weapons attack despite new evidence …

Egypt: violent clashes erupt as security forces storm pro-Morsi neighbourhood

Egyptian security forces have fired tear gas and exchanged gunfire with armed groups in the Kerdasah district on the outskirts of Cairo.<p>Security troops stormed into the area to arrest people accused of torching police stations and killing about 11 security officers in clashes that erupted following …