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Shape Shifting

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Freshwater Fish

Fish -- both wild and domestic -- can be divided into two categories: saltwater and freshwater. Freshwater fish live in fresh bodies of water (like lakes, streams and rivers) rather than oceans, or other bodies with a high salt content. Read More

Geese

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What is a Preposition?

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Wave of Destruction

It was a nightmare come true. On Dec. 26, 2004, a huge wall of water rose from the Indian Ocean and slammed into the coasts of countries in Asia and Africa. The giant wave, called a tsunami, washed people out of their homes and swept them off beaches. F Read More

Bonobos

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A Seabird's Endless Summer

It's that time of year again. Many of the birds that have filled our backyards, parks, and forests with song are packing up and heading south for the winter. For some songbirds, the trip may be as short as a jaunt from southern Wisconsin to Georgia. Othe Read More

Poison Dart Frogs

The poison dart frog, poison arrow frog, dart frog or poison frog, is the common name given to the group of frogs belonging to the family Dendrobatidae. Poison dart frogs are native to two geographical regions: Central America and South America. Read More

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There are little people, and then there are little people. Between 38,000 and 18,000 years ago, there lived an especially tiny group of people-like beings. Read More

A Microbe Nanny for Young Wasps

Most parents would never consider putting a baby in a crib full of bees. Some wasp moms, however, do just that. It may sound like child abuse to you. Strangely enough, for the wasps known as beewolves, the behavior actually helps their young survive. But Read More

Snow Traps

Erica David was 11 years old when she discovered the scientific wonders of snow. Now, when even the biggest blizzards strike her area, she'd rather be out measuring wind gusts than sipping cocoa by a fire. Read More

Packing Fat

In developed parts of the world, from Australia to Europe to the United States, waistlines are bulging. People weigh more than ever before. Even children are joining the ranks of the obese in record numbers, and scientists are concerned. Read More

Longer lives for wild elephants

Most people think of zoos as safe havens for animals, where struggles such as difficulty finding food and avoiding predators don’t exist. Without such problems, animals in zoos should live to a ripe old age. But that may not be true for the largest land Read More

Animal CSI or from Science Lab to Crime Lab

Robbery, vandalism, murder: Crimes happen every day. But people aren't the only victims of illegal activity. Bad guys can also target animals. And since animals can't tell police officers what they've seen, these are some of the toughest cases. Read More

The Taming of the Cat

There are black cats, spotted cats, fat cats, and scaredy cats. Now, scientists have found what may be one of the first pet cats ever. Read More

Puffer Fish

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A Planet's Slim-Fast Plan

If you sit in a parked car on a hot summer's day, you may feel like you're melting. But that's nothing compared to what some planets go through. Read More

Goldfish

The goldfish was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. It may grow to a maximum length of 23 inches (59 cm) and a maximum weight of 6.6 pounds (3.0 kg), although this is rare. Read More

Nautiluses

Nautilus (from Greek nautilos, 'sailor') is the common name of any marine creatures of the cephalopod family Nautilidae, the sole family of the suborder Nautilina. It comprises 6 very similar species in 2 genera. Read More

Where rivers run uphill

Scientists think that lakes under the ice might act like giant slippery banana peels — helping the ice slide more quickly over Antarctica’s bumpy bedrock toward the ocean, where it breaks into icebergs. Read More

Pipefish power from mom

Broad-nosed pipefish are curious little creatures. They’re close cousins of seahorses, and they look like straws with eyes. They’re tiny and narrow, and their slender bodies mean they can easily hide from predators by swimming into underwater grasses. And Read More

Puberty gone wild

Breakouts, mood swings and sudden growth spurts: Puberty can be downright awkward. Even if you’re not of the human species. Puberty is a period in which humans move from childhood to adulthood. During this transition, the body goes through many physical Read More

Cell Phones and Possible Health Hazards

Getting a phone call from a friend when you're sick can act just like a steaming bowl of chicken soup. It feels good just to know that someone cares. Read More

The Smell of Trust

Let's say you find yourself with a pile of extra money. You meet a banker who tells you to hand it all over to him. He'll invest it and make you rich. "Trust me," he says. Do you? Whether or not you decide to trust strangers may have something to do with Read More

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Running with Sneaker Science

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Roboroach and Company

Roboroach and Company

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Ducks

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Black Bear

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Krill

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Decoding a Beverage Jar

It's a good thing that people in one ancient Chinese town didn't always thoroughly rinse out their beverage jars. Now, the leftover liquid that soaked into the pottery more than 8,000 years ago is pro... Read More

Platypus

Platypus

The Platypus is an egg-laying, duck-billed mammal whose males have a venomous spur on the hind foot, baffled naturalists when it was first discovered. The uniqueness of the platypus makes it a recogni... Read More

Asian Elephants

Asian Elephants

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Caimans

Caimans

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Diamond Glow

Diamond Glow

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Eating Troubles

Eating Troubles

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The Pressure of Scuba Diving

The Pressure of Scuba Diving

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Planets on the Edge

Planets on the Edge

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Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear

The Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus), also known as the Andean Bear, is a small species of bear native to South America. It has black fur with a distinctive beige-coloured marking across its face ... Read More

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Dust Mites

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