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Chimpanzees Make Beds That Offer Them Best Night's Sleep

April 16, 2014 - 8:02pm
Chimpanzees choose tree branches that give them the most firm, stable, and comfortable place to sleep, a new study says.

Chief Warden Shot in Africa's Oldest National Park

April 16, 2014 - 7:46pm
Belgian Emmanuel de Merode was ambushed in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Honeybees in East Africa Resist Deadly Pathogens

April 16, 2014 - 7:16pm
A new study reveals that East African honeybees are resistant to the pathogens blamed for colony collapses elsewhere.

Fossils Suggest Modern Sharks Are More Evolved Than Previously Thought

April 16, 2014 - 3:38pm
The image of modern sharks as "living fossils," unchanged over millions of years, needs an update, researchers say.

Solar Chimneys Can Convert Hot Air to Energy, But Is Funding a Mirage?

April 16, 2014 - 2:21pm
A veteran balloonist is among those who want to use solar updraft towers to generate power, but funding has been elusive.

Can an Unmanned Mini Yellow Submarine Find Missing Flight 370?

April 16, 2014 - 9:42am
The submersible searching for Flight 370 is covering 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) a day inside a huge search zone.

Severe Scurvy Struck Christopher Columbus's Crew

April 15, 2014 - 7:49pm
Despite being surrounded by tropical fruits in the New World, the sailors of Columbus's second trip had severe scurvy.

Why Are Black Bear Attacks Up in Florida?

April 15, 2014 - 3:10pm
After a woman was attacked in her garage by a black bear and officials kill five animals, we talked to an expert about why such incidents are on the rise.

Pollution From Asia Makes Pacific Storms Stronger

April 15, 2014 - 2:08pm
Aerosols in the atmosphere from Asia change weather in North America, says new study.

The Nation's T. Rex Invades the Smithsonian

April 15, 2014 - 2:08pm
Museum staff ditched the bubble wrap in favor of custom-molded plaster cradles when shipping a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington, D.C.

How Harmless Bacteria Quickly Turned Into a Flesh-Eating Monster

April 15, 2014 - 11:49am
Genetic study reveals that just four changes gave Streptococcus the ability to cause deadly disease.

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

April 14, 2014 - 2:44pm
Scientists studying ocean garbage discuss how the world might deal with it.

Dire UN Climate Reports Raise Questions About Global Willpower

April 14, 2014 - 11:39am
Influential climate reports point to a pivotal moment in global warming diplomacy.

How to Ship a T. Rex Across the Country

April 14, 2014 - 11:09am
Museum staff will ditch the bubble wrap in favor of custom-molded plaster cradles when shipping a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington, D.C.

The Innovators Project: Teen Wonder: Taylor Wilson

April 14, 2014 - 8:49am
When Wilson was 11 he tried to build an atom smasher. At 14 he achieved nuclear fusion. Now 19, he is working with subatomic particles. What will come next?

Lunar Eclipse Myths From Around the World

April 13, 2014 - 7:52am
Murderous pets and hungry jaguars are only some of the stories cultures use to explain lunar eclipses.

UN Climate Report Charts Ways to Halt Global Warming

April 13, 2014 - 7:52am
Time is running out to undertake technological and economic fixes to halt dangerous global warming, warns an international report.

Why Do People See Faces in the Moon?

April 12, 2014 - 12:18pm
For millennia, humans have looked at the moon and found meaningful figures in its craters and mountains. Why do we do this?

Is El Niño Back? Climate Scientists Forecast Its Arrival

April 12, 2014 - 12:03pm
Scientists forecast the arrival of a climate pattern that will affect weather across the globe.

Mississippi Basin Water Quality Declining Despite Conservation

April 11, 2014 - 6:33pm
Federal scientists at the USGS and NOAA report latest stream and estuary monitoring data and highlight challenges and conservation successes.