Archive for 'Science'

Photo: Reddish egret is graceful in gray

While perhaps more grayish than reddish, this beautiful egret is breathtaking in any color.

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NYC weather is inspiring giant cockroaches to take to the skies


It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s oppressive … and the city water bug cockroaches love it so much they’ve started to fly!

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Photo: The babies have fledged … let the chaos begin

Our photo of the day shows a picture-perfect shot of a delightful hummingbird.

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10 extraordinary facts about elephant trunks

Amazing secrets of the excellent elephant trunk revealed!

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This year’s Perseid meteor shower might be perfect for the attention-challenged

There might be three times as many as usual, perhaps two hundred per hour.

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Photo: Macro shot shows beauty of shells and sand

It’s almost impossible not to contemplate the wonder of the details.

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Photo: Baby tree frog is the size of a thumbnail

What’s cuter than a tiny tree frog? A tiny tree frog baby!

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The crazy camouflage of a lichen katydid (video)

Looking more like the delicate work of a fiber artist, this wow-worthy insect has clearly mastered the art of blending in.

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Flight of the bumblebee: Research tracks every move of these mysterious creatures

Understanding the flight patterns of bees may help prevent the spread of disease and improve pollination

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Pesticides intended to help bees may actually be dangerous to their health

Beekeepers often spray hives with pesticides to fight parasites, but these chemicals could have hazardous side effects.

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