Animals

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    Astronomy October 25, 2021
  • The physics of porpoises

    When it comes to catching prey, porpoises really use their heads.

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    Physics October 21, 2021
  • 5 remarkable reptile facts herpetologists want you to know

    Scientists share their wackiest, weirdest and most interesting reptile facts.

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    News October 21, 2021
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    Climate October 8, 2021
  • Your Fat Bear Week 2021 Champion is here: Meet Otis

    He’s fat. He’s chunky. And he wants a nap.

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    Animals October 1, 2021
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    On the northern Alaskan Peninsula, thousands of brown bears have busily spent the last few weeks gorging themselves o...

    Animals September 30, 2021
  • Shadowy world of nocturnal moth pollinators

    Birds do it, bees do it, even moths in night-time breeze do it – pollinate plants, that is.

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    Animals September 28, 2021
  • Are vampires real?

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    Animals September 27, 2021
  • These sounds scare humans: Did they come from aliens?

    No, it’s just insect defence chemicals!

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    Animals September 27, 2021
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