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Why The Exxon Valdez Spill Was A Eureka Moment For Science

In the aftermath of the 1989 oil spill off the Alaskan coast, scientists expected the worst damage to be short-lived. Instead, the spill shattered conventional wisdom about oil's affect on wildlife.

I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing: A Springtime (Froggy) Miracle

A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...
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Winter Cold And Spring Bugs

If the harsh winter we've experienced has a silver lining, it's that we could see fewer bugs this spring and summer.


How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

Many meat-eating animal lovers may not realize that their hankering for hamburgers hurts wildlife. A conservation group says some species have already been driven extinct by the livestock industry.

Why 500 Million U.S. Seafood Meals Get Dumped In The Sea

Nine American fisheries together throw overboard as much as 340 million pounds of fish and other species they were not trying to catch, a report finds. Much of it is perfectly edible fish.

Does Diversity On Research Team Improve Quality Of Science?

As science becomes more diverse, scientific collaborators are growing more diverse, too. New research exploring the effect of this change suggests the diversity of the teams that produce scientific research play a big role in how successful the science turns out to be.

Never Mind Eyesight, Your Nose Knows Much More

The human nose may be able to distinguish more than a trillion different odors and fragrances, research hints. If true, our noses are much more discerning with smells than our eyes are with color.

This Freeloading Bird Brings Help — And The Help Smells Gross

The great spotted cuckoo is a parasitic bird that plops its eggs in nests of other birds, so others can care for its chicks. Those chicks might aid the caretaker bird by helping to repel predators.

French-Fry Conspiracy: Genes Can Make Fried Foods More Fattening

Some people are more likely than others to gain weight from frequently indulging in fried foods, scientists say. You can blame Mom and Dad for passing on the obesity risk genes.

Digging For Gold: Study Says Your Race Determines Your Earwax Scent

Volatile organic compounds in your earwax may hold important information about your body and your environment.