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Scientists Study Olive Ridley Turtle Nesting Habits
2011-10-19 13:42:57

Ecologists are a step closer to understanding one of nature's most extraordinary sights – the 'arribada' or synchronized mass nesting of female olive ridley sea turtles.

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2010-08-20 12:40:00

Scientists found a way to help predict which species are likely to be most effected by radioactive contamination.

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2009-10-07 14:15:00

French researchers claim they have uncovered what are likely the biggest dinosaur footprints in the world, left by giant sauropods that may have weighed 40 tons or more.

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2009-05-13 09:00:00

Made popular with movies like “March of the Penguins” and “Happy Feet,” the penguin in reality has a mysterious life, sometimes living for months in the ocean before coming back to land.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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