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Prehistoric worm with super armor found in China

Scientists have found the fossil of an ancient worm called Hairy Collins' Monster, one of the first creatures to grow rows of spiky armor on its back. It's the King Koopa of lobopodians.

By June 29, 2015

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Ancient bobcat buried with bear-tooth bling

A forgotten box on a museum shelf yields a surprising discovery from a 2,000-year-old tomb.

By July 6, 2015

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This flatworm stabs itself in the head to reproduce

When some flatworms can't find a mate, a new study says, they reproduce in a way that will make you thank the god of your choice you're not a flatworm.

By July 2, 2015

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Scariest thing you'll see today: A glow-in-the-dark millipede

A fascinating New York Times video explains why some species of millipedes glow in the dark. No, it's not to turn your nightmares into reality.

By June 29, 2015

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Chimp heard playing a mean drum solo, but is it music?

After a chimp is recorded pounding a bucket, researchers run the beats through digital audio software. Please say the ape was playing a Bananarama song.

By June 23, 2015

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Right-handed or left-handed? Kangaroos actually have a preference

Primate mammals aren't the only species with hand preferences. A study shows that kangaroos mostly prefer using their left paws over their right when it comes to eating, grooming and possibly boxing.

By June 18, 2015

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Wet Wheels: A toy car powered by evaporating water

Columbia University researchers discover a new source of alternative energy by harnessing the power of evaporation and soil bacteria spores.

By June 16, 2015

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Peel back the layers on the biology of an egg

Appliance Science takes a look at what makes up that most humble of kitchen staples, the common egg.

By June 16, 2015

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Apes who drink: Study finds chimps use leaves to chug, chug, chug

Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.

By June 10, 2015

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NASA spacecraft spots glass on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has found something on Mars that might help in the search for past life on the Red Planet.

By June 8, 2015