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Animals

New Computer Model Uses DNA to Identify Earth’s Most Distinctive Birds

Posted April 10, 2014 by Brandon Keim

Of all the birds on Earth, perhaps none is more unique than the South American oilbird, which 90 million years ago hopped onto its own branch of the evolutionary tree and has been on it ever since. The oilbird perches atop a new analysis of avian disti…

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Ravenous Deer Might Not Destroy Biodiversity After All

Posted April 9, 2014 by Greg Miller

Frequently cast as plant-gobbling, biodiversity-destroying villains, deer may actually play a vital role in making their forests more lush and vibrant.

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Why you need to check out Bend Sinister on tour this spring

Posted March 17, 2014 by Nora Meszaros

If you can’t remember the last time you listened to good progressive rock – or if you’ve been comfortably hiding away in a little nook since 2001 – it’s time to sit up and pay attention to this. Progressive-indie compilation Bend Sinister are slated to make several North American appearances to promote their third and
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Dolphins die after getting trapped in Newfoundland ice (graphic video)

Posted March 17, 2014 by The Canadian Press

PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. — All but three of about 30 white-beaked dolphins that became trapped in ice off southwestern Newfoundland have died, federal fisheries officials said Monday. A spokesman for the Fisheries and Oceans Department said officers visited the […]

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Safari in Saskatchewan at Grasslands National Park

Posted August 16, 2013 by Corbin Fraser

Finding wildlife in Saskatchewan isn’t particularly hard; however, one will note that cattle and horses often spot the prairie fields and pasture land more often than those more wild. Finding eagles, osprey, bison, moose, bears, and coyotes sometimes takes hours upon hours of driving, and usually quite a bit of luck. For the animal enthusiast, […]

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