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Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • Wood frog (Rana sylvatica), Connor's Lake, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, July. project

    Animals and Extreme Temperatures

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    Next Mars Rover Will Make Oxygen

    NASA plans to test the Martian air with new rover prototype "Mars 2020."


  • A photo of a stiletto snake.

    What's a Stiletto Snake?

    Learn about this mysterious reptile with the sword-like fangs in this week's Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.


  • Termite mound in Namibia

    How Termites Build Mounds

    Termites move a fourth of a metric ton of dirt to build mounds that can reach 17 feet (5 meters) and higher.


  • Screenshot from the dino video.

    Dismantling Dinosaurs

    The Smithsonian is renovating its dinosaur hall, which means giant skeletons must come down.


  • A photo of members from the Red Cross moving the body of an ebola victim.

    Ebola Drugs in Limbo

    Lack of funds, regulatory hurdles hold up game-changing therapies.


  • A photo of a crowd watching children sail boats in a pond near the Eiffel Tower in 1936.

    Cultural Migration Mapped

    A massive births and deaths database reveals that cultural figures have migrated to cities in the same way for centuries.


  • Chad Devereaux works at cleaning up the bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours.

    Oklahoma's New Quake Reality

    Oklahomans and local officials are trying to understand and react to a spate of earthquakes linked to the energy industry.


  • Photo of the ship found at the WTC site.

    World Trade Center Ship Dated

    A wooden ship unearthed at the World Trade Center site is dated to Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia, according to clues contained in tree rings.


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