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Science Wire | Jul 25, 2014

Video: Joshua Tree nights

Shot in Joshua Tree National Park in California. Relax … and enjoy the night sky.

Via Aquaviews.net
FAQs | Jul 25, 2014

Can sharks smile? Do they even feel happy?

Dogs, monkeys and dolphins all show expressions akin to human smiles. But in sharks and other fish, the parts of the brain related to feelings are less developed.

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Science Wire | Jul 23, 2014

Record high global temp in June 2014 follows record warmth in May

The last below-average global temperature for June was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.

Image Credit: Michelle's blue planet
Blogs | Jul 22, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Sea stars

You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.

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Blogs | Jul 22, 2014

Reservoir of molten rock under Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than thought

If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt today, it would have major, perhaps catastrophic, consequences.

Photo: Ailee Bennett Farey
Blogs | Photos | Jul 22, 2014

At twilight … 15 best photos

“Love prefers twilight to daylight”
- Oliver Wendall Holmes

Mysterious hole on Yamal Peninsula in Siberia
Science Wire | Jul 22, 2014

lnside the mysterious Yamal crater

Scientists are back from a first exploration of the strange crater on the Yamal Peninsula in northern Siberia. Curiouser and curiouser.

Via dogwork.com
FAQs | Videos | Jul 21, 2014

Does your dog pronk?

Among wild animals, pronking may be a way of avoiding predators. But when you see an animal pronk, you can’t but think it’s leaping for joy.

Photo credit: Curtis Beaird
Science Wire | Jul 21, 2014

We love sunflowers! Your best photos

Sunflowers say summertime, yes?

Mammatus clouds via Pam Rice Phillips
Blogs | Photos | Jul 20, 2014

You’ve got to see these mammatus clouds

These clouds can appear ominous. But, in a way that’s so common in nature, their dangerous aspect goes hand in hand with a magnificent beauty.