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Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

After Life: a photographic perspective on endangered species

The weather was glorious. But it was with a sense of eagerness that I left the sparkling London streets, removed my sunglasses and stepped into the cool, marble-lined entrance hall of the Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln’s Inn Field. I had come to see Ming, a giant panda that died in 1944 and …

Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago, say biologists

“The wolf is the first domesticated species and the only large carnivore humans ever domesticated,” said biologist Robert Wayne.<p>Wolves likely were …

Deformed toads and frogs show up in ‘hotspots’

The rate of abnormalities like shortened or missing legs was less than 2 percent among frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges, according to a …

Zoology

Can A Fish Farm Be Organic? That's Up For Debate

This year, Americans are expected to buy more than $30 billion worth of organic grains, produce, coffee, wine and meats.<p>Some producers of farmed fish want the chance to get a cut of those profits, and retailers, who can charge a premium price for organic farmed fish, are with them. But an organic …