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Satellite Evidence Shows Emperor Penguins' Willingness To Relocate
2014-06-23 12:37:57

Emperor penguins have a reputation for faithfully returning to the same nesting locations every year but a new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota has found that the reality may not fit this reputation.

Antarctica's Adelie Penguins May Benefit From Global Warming
2013-04-04 14:02:14

While some may be lamenting the impending forces of climate change, Adélie penguins could actually benefit from rising global temperatures.

Cougar Resurgence In The US Midwest
2012-06-14 13:08:47

Perhaps spurred on by the success of the ABC sitcom Cougar Town, American mountain lions, also known as cougars, are making a comeback and spreading across the Midwest.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]