A couple of eaglets are in a nest in a Seattle suburb, near the spot where the city launches its Independence Day fireworks. The local Audubon Society worried fireworks would startle the baby birds which are still too young to fly. So organizers moved the launch site.
Being able to throw with power and precision must have been advantageous to our early ancestors. And essential, too, since we don't have natural weapons found in other species, like fangs and claws. A recent study suggests our ability to throw so well depends on uniquely human shoulder anatomy.
America is losing its dark sky. Artificial light at night is harming sea turtles and other animals and has been linked to health problems in humans. For this month's Environmental Outlook, fighting light pollution.
First there was Rusty, the red panda. Now there are reports that a bear was captured in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, prompting (mostly unserious) concerns of a possible ursine siege on the nation's capital.
The latest novel by the bestselling author of the "Jane Austen Book Club." The book explores what happens to a family in Indiana after it decides to participate in a scientific experiment and raise a chimpanzee along with their two other children.
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