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Sound of the ocean: Lionfish roar recorded for the first time

The sounds of the ocean remain hard to capture using audio equipment, however researchers have Lionfish have been recorded making sounds for the first time

The impact crater that destroyed many species discovered

Port Stanley - According to researchers from New York University, a basin in the Falkland Islands shows traits of a large impact crater. This could be the largest ever recorded on the planet and the one responsible for wiping out most of the life on Earth.

Second lease of life for abused circus bears in Ukraine

Zhytomyr - Dental treatment by the best vets, open-air accommodation and fresh fish instead of dubious leftovers and abuse -- life has changed markedly for brown bears rescued from Ukrainian circuses and restaurants.

Orphaned bear cubs win hearts in Montenegro

Podgorica - Two orphaned bear cubs have captured hearts in Montenegro after a farmer rescued them from starving to death in the wild.

Diver finds first-ever European cave fish

Miami - A diver spotted an unusual pink fish swimming in an underwater grotto in Germany, and researchers now say it is the first known cave fish ever discovered in Europe.

Why pandas are black and white revealed in new study

Ever wondered why pandas are black and white? A new zoological study has unraveled the answers. The giant panda's distinct black-and-white markings have two functions: camouflage and communication.

Secret lives of wasps revealed by biologists

New social patterns relating to the social behaviors of wasps have been revealed. Biologists have found that wasps have trading partners and compete for the 'best trade deals.

Cheetahs facing extinction risk

The world's cheetah population is rapidly moving towards extinction according to a new study into declining numbers. There are only 7,100 of the world's fastest animals left.

Power of the coconut crab's claw tested

Researchers from Japan have assessed the strength of the coconut crab’s “mighty claw”, and found it to be greater than most predators’ jaws, including the jaw of the black bear.

Climate change affects nearly all life on Earth

Miami - Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned on Thursday.

Earth's vertebrates fall drastically over four decades

The Earth’s wildlife is facing something of a crisis. Earth's vertebrates have fallen 58 percent in past four decades, according to a new survey.

'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

Prague - A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic.

Iconic natural arch collapses on Moroccan beach

Rabat - They were among Morocco's best-known natural wonders: two immense rock archways towering over Legzira beach on the Atlantic coast. But on Friday afternoon one of them collapsed.

Mass horseshoe crab die-off in Japan

Hundreds of Japanese horseshoe crabs have mysteriously washed up dead on several beaches. The strange phenomenon is being investigated.

World's first for UK Zoo — Hatching of 200 Montserrat tarantulas

Cheshire England's Chester Zoo has succeeded in becoming the first zoo in the world to successfully breed the rare Montserrat tarantula, announcing the birth of a clutch of 200 little spiderlings on August 8, 2016.

Greenland sharks may live 400 years, researchers say

Miami - Greenland sharks are the Earth's longest-lived vertebrates -- or creatures with a spine -- with a lifespan that can last as long as 400 years, international researchers said.

Saving bees: France's thriving city hives offer token help

Lille - Urban rooftops are buzzing across France, but the fad for beekeeping from Montpellier to Lille to Paris -- including atop AFP's headquarters -- will do little do reverse declining bee populations, experts say.

Bees spit water at each other to cool down

New York - It's very hot weather so it's natural to seek air conditioning. Bees, it has recently been revealed, have a natural way to keep cool. Some bees have been observed spitting water at each other.

Israel's batwoman works in secret to heal winged friends

- Israel's batwoman works in secret, out of an erstwhile chicken coop in central Israel.There Nora Lifschitz, a purple-haired 29-year-old and longtime animal rights activist, nurses hundreds of fruit bats back to health.

Blame flows freely as West Bank taps run dry

Salfit - Fatma Ali stands in her small patch of garden in the parched West Bank and wonders how to feed her family of seven when she's had no water in nearly a week.

Star Wars adds its name to new species of hairy weevil

A new species of hairy weevil has been named after the Star Wars character Chewbacca, the 200 year-old Wookie. The insect has been named 'Trigonopterus chewbacca.'

Fifth of world's plants under threat, warns Kew Gardens

London - A fifth of the world's plant species are at risk of extinction, British researchers warned Tuesday in an unprecedented global census of the plant kingdom.

Poland approves logging Europe's last primeval forest

Varsovia - Poland on Friday gave the go ahead for large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest intended to combat a spruce bark beetle infestation, despite scientists, ecologists and the EU protesting the move in Europe's last primeval woodland.

Bird revives another bird: Video

Are birds capable of altruistic behavior? A new video suggests so. The scene, shot in Saudi Arabia, shows a robin slapping wings and stroking unconscious partners using its beak. The bird regains consciousness and flies away.

Photo essay: Alberta's winter bird species Special

As winter sets in across Alberta many bird species head south, but even with the cold weather and deep snow some birds stick around. They are the hardy few, which make Alberta and Canada their year-round home.

Animal patterns follow a mathematical formula

The direction of the stripes found on a tiger or a zebra, or the more intricate markings on a cheetah, may have a scientific explanation according to a science group. The team have developed an equation that explains animal stripes.

Man survives on ants for six days in remote Australia

Perth - A man missing for six days in a remote Australian desert in searing heat without water was found Tuesday after surviving by eating black ants, police said.

Time in nature fights depression, diabetes, ADHD, cancer and more

Urbana - After reviewing hundreds of clinical studies, scientists have found that simply spending time in nature has "huge, broad effects on health" and the immune system.

Bees prefer nectar laced with insecticide

London - As controversy mounts over the U.K.’s decision to allow the limited use of neonic pesticides — troubling new research shows bees are drawn to plants sprayed with the powerful insect-killing chemical.

Seagulls terrorise British holidaymakers

Brighton - A familiar presence at Britain's seaside resorts, seagulls have this summer spread fear after ambushing holidaymakers as they tuck into their fish and chips, and even attacking pets.
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A pigeon wanting some more bread
A pigeon wanting some more bread
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closeup of tree bark
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Snow Rollers Clarion county Clarion PA.
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About to be hit with heavy rain, in the Red Deer River valley.
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A microscopic photo of the Mineral Cacoxenite
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Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot photos of insects with water droplets on their heads
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Near the Big Horn campground, on the Red Deer River.
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deer are very alert now, perhaps sensing that danger lurks, taken in Addison, NY
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Beauty of Nature: Snaps are taken from plane while travelling from Agartala, Tripura to Kolkata. Tripura is tiny state of India. It is located in the North Eastern region of India. The winter session sees cloudy weather in this region. Up in the sky, looking below, often offers excellent elegance of natural beauty.
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Captured in Kanyakumari, India.
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A duck just relaxing.
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Pic taken by me, Dubai desert.
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Fruits of Trinidad
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A microscopic photo of a fruit fly retina, by Dr. W. Ryan Williamson
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Crab apples
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Tailings pond.