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No Slowdown of Global Warming

Despite recent fluctuations in global temperature year to year, which fueled claims of global cooling, a sustained global warming trend shows no signs of ending.
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Vine Seeds Become 'Giant Gliders'

Remarkable footage has been captured of falling Alsomitra vine seeds, which use paper-thin wings to disperse like giant gliders.
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10 Beautiful Snow Animals

Animals that live in the Arctic (either full time or seasonally) are adapted to extreme conditions. Many animals who overwinter in the Arctic (like the Arctic fox and the ermine) have a coat that thickens and changes color to white during the winter as ca
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Plants Share Light If Neighbor Is Related

A study in the American Journal of Botany finds that plants can tell if they're next to a relative and will grow to allow the kin more access to light.
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Why Would Chimpanzees Attack Humans?

After a chimp mutilated a Connecticut woman's face, some are questioning the wisdom of keeping wild animals as pets
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Scientists Solve Maize's Genome

The complex corn genome—coming in at a hearty two billion base pairs (compared with the human genome's 2.9 billion base pairs)—has been mapped by more than 150 researchers, who worked for years to decipher the grain's genetic code.
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Big Profit From Nature Protection

Money invested in protecting nature can bring huge financial returns, according to a major investigation into the costs and benefits of the natural world.
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The Sluttiest Species in the Animal Kingdom

Let's check out some of the loosest animals in nature.
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Bizarre Lives Of Bone-eating Worms

It sounds like a classic horror story -- eyeless, mouthless worms lurk in the dark, settling onto dead animals and sending out green "roots" to devour their bones.
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Cocaine, Spices Found in Drinking Water

How's this for a sweet surprise? A team of researchers in Washington State has found traces of cooking spices and flavorings in the waters of Puget Sound.
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