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Black Bear

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The Pacific Ocean's Bald Spot

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An Ocean View's Downside

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Stalking Plants by Scent

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Big Fish in Ancient Waters

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The History of Meow

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Songbirds

Listen outside in any season, at almost any time of day, and you'll hear them: songbirds. Although most birds make some kind of noise, songbirds put on a particularly brilliant show, using their voices to produce pleasing whistles, and chirps. Read More

Dino Flesh from Fossil Bone

The last dinosaurs on Earth died some 65 million years ago, but they left bits of themselves behind everywhere they lived. Around the world, dug-up bones have given scientists lots of clues about what the mega-reptiles were like. Now, paleontologists have Read More

Giant Panda

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Flashlight Fishes

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African Wild Dog

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Spiders

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Little Bee Brains That Could

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A Spider's Taste for Blood

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Challenging the Forces of Nature

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