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Frozen Antarctic Lakes Yield New Viruses

In the chilly depths of one of Antarctica's freshwater lakes, a surprising number of novel viruses thrive.
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An Ocean of Plastic...In Birds' Guts

Photographed decomposed bodies of chicks that have been fed plastic litter by confused parents.
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Timeline: The Reign Of Dinosaurs

An interactive tour through the time of dinosaurs.
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Drained Ocean Landscapes

Computer generated photos of drained oceans and seas across the world.
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Can Culture Be Encoded in DNA?

Birds have been observed reconstructing cultural information in complete isolation, meaning that culture can be genetically encoded.
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How Our Purchases Affect The Environment

How our everyday purchases affect the environment—and why Wal-Mart's new plan might help. A conversation with author Daniel Goleman.
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Controversy Over World’s Oldest Traces Of Life

The argument over whether an outcrop of rock in South West Greenland contains the earliest known traces of life on Earth has been reignited, in a study published in the Journal of the Geological Society.
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Climate Change Researchers Discover Three New Species

Australian and American researchers who were searching the ocean floor of the Tasman Fracture Zone for corals to help them understand climate change, have discovered several deep sea species.
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SETI: The Drake Equation

Google the numbers yourself and calculate how many communicating civilizations are in the Milky Way galaxy.
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Cache of Ice Age Fossils Found in Los Angeles

Scientists are studying a huge cache of Ice Age fossil deposits recovered near the famous La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of the nation's second-largest city.
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Rating: 2.8 / 5 (1040 votes)