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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • A photo of larger Pacific striped octopus.

    Social Octopuses Shaking Up Science

    Octopus That Lives in Big Groups Is Surprising Discovery

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  • Photo of a roundworm.

    "Killer Sperm" Found

    In the first identified case of deadly sperm, female worms that mate with males of another species can become sterile or even die, a new study says.


  • Residents of Bawa and other nearby villages listen to the regional prefect speak about Ebola in their district.

    Containing Ebola's Wrath

    The deadly virus devastating West Africa likely will make it across the Atlantic, but the U.S. is better able to deal with it.


  • Kaziranga National Park, camera trap

    Tiger Day in Pictures

    Pictures to commemorate International Tiger Day showcase Asia's most iconic cat—which is perilously at risk of extinction in the wild.


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    The Chatty Hippocampus

    A new study underlines the importance of this skinny brain tissue when it comes to making memories.


  • Photo of item sold at auction.

    Was $10,000 Turd a Faux Poo?

    A six-million-year-old piece of fossilized dung that sold for more than $10,000 at auction may not actually be of animal origin.


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    A Cosmic Burrito

    A gas cloud wrapped in dark matter is hurtling toward the Milky Way and astronomers expect it will crash into the galaxy in 30 million years.


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    101 Geysers Spotted on Saturn Moon

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft numbered the plumes erupting from Saturn's frozen moon, Enceladus.


  • Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightening Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.

    Rare Lightning Strike in SoCal

    A lightning strike that left one man dead and 13 injured in Venice Beach is a rare event in Southern California.


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