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A Millipede That (Almost) Lives Up To The Name

No millipede actually has 1000 feet--but the species Illacme plenipes comes closest, with up to 750. Etymologist Paul Marek, who rediscovered the rare species a few years ago in California's coastal mountains, calls counting legs and measuring millipedes a "guilty pleasure."

In Berlin, A Boar Of A Story

More than just Germany's capital, Berlin is home to an estimated 3,000 wild boar. They have been tearing up green spaces, and recently a 265-pound boar attacked four people. The streetwise swine like the city, where food is plentiful but hunters are not.
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Maryland Biologists Save Turtles From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy affected much of Assateague Island's land and some wildlife, but a nest of loggerhead turtle hatchlings were saved from the storm.


Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

Writer Barbara Kingsolver is one of a handful of novelists with a science background, and she puts it to use in her new novel Flight Behavior. Kingsolver discusses the book and why she chose to look at the the issue of climate change in a fictional work set in rural Tennessee.

Hurricane Sandy Claims Thousands of NYU Lab Mice

Hurricane Sandy battered cities along the East Coast last week, and scientists at New York University were left reeling after thousands of lab mice at a research facility drowned due to flooding from the storm. How will the loss of these animals impact scientific research?
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Alligator Seized In Anne Arundel Drug Arrest

Along with thousands of dollars in marijuana and various paraphernalia, police in Anne Arundel County stumbled on a 3-foot alligator in a recent search and seizure operation.


Monarch Butterfly Sleeps Through Migration

In upstate New York, Maraleen Manos-Jones, who cultivates a butterfly garden, discovered the late-bloomer in its cocoon. She'll travel with the monarch on a plane to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, where it can join other monarchs on their epic migration to Mexico.

Man Who Killed Octopus For 'Art Project' Angers Divers

A man who captured a giant Pacific octopus off the shores of Seattle sparks international rage in the diving community.