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Odd, Identical Species Found at Both Poles

Spinning a "mucus net" off its paddle-like foot-wings to trap algae and other foods, the swimming snail species Limacina helicinia is no bigger than a bean.
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Diamond No Longer Nature’s Hardest Material

Diamond will always be a woman’s best friend but the gemstone is no longer the world’s hardest material, according to scientists.
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Oldest Animal Fossils Discovered

Fossil traces found in an oil field on the Arabian Peninsula are the oldest evidence yet of animals, pushing back the known origins of higher life to more than 635 million years ago.
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Mammoth Disovered in San Diego

Skull, tusk and foot bones found at future site of law school in East Village.
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New Species Discovered In Mozambique With Google Earth

pace may be the final frontier, but scientists who recently discovered a hidden forest in Mozambique show the uncharted can still be under our noses.
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Caterpillars Devour 45 Towns in Liberia

In the aftermath of another extended rainy season, Liberia has experienced its worst caterpillar plague in three decades.
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Dinosaurs could Survive Cold Conditions

Dinosaurs were able to survive colder temperatures than was previously thought, according to new research that casts doubt on theories that they were killed off by plummeting temperatures caused by climate change.
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Little Dung Beetle is Big Chopper

It was rooted at the rear end of the food chain, but now the humble dung beetle is biting back.
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Summer peak, Winter Low Temperatures Now Arrive 2 Days Earlier

Not only has the average global temperature increased in the past 50 years, but the hottest day of the year has shifted nearly two days earlier, according to a new study by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University.
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Appetite for Frogs' Legs Harming Wild Populations

Are frogs being eaten to extinction? We're used to hearing about how disease, climate change, and habitat degradation are endangering amphibians, but conservationists are warning that frogs could be going the same way as the cod.
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