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articles by: Molly, selected from Discovery Channel

Why is Fear Fun?

With Halloween approaching, it's hard to avoid ghosts, goblins and other spooky decorations. But some people go even further, seeking out horror movies and convoluted haunted houses that are design…

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5 Islands with Hotly Disputed Histories (Slideshow)

Recently, a dispute between China and Japan sparked fierce protests from both sides that ended with arrests, tear gas and torched cars—all because of an uninhabited island chain. In fact, the island…

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Males? These Snakes Don’t Need ‘Em

By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel Virgin births among captive animals have sometimes been described as a desperate attempt by females with no access to males to procreate, but a new study doc…

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Study: Instinctively, People Are Generous

By Emily Sohn, Discovery Channel Without thinking, people act with more generosity than if they take some time to weigh the logic of their behavior. Contrary to popular and pessimistic thought, …

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Life at a Sloth Sanctuary: “To Know Them Is to Love Them”

By Isabel Sanchez, AFP, Discovery Channel They often arrive in bad shape -- hit by cars, zapped by high-voltage wires as they climb trees, or orphaned because superstitious locals have killed the…

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‘Bladeless’ Wind Turbine Spares Birds

By Alyssa Danigelis, Discovery Channel A World War II veteran built a prototype for a quiet, bladeless wind turbine shaped like a drum, designed to protect birds and bats from getting killed in i…

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Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead

By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel Funerals, by definition, are ceremonies honoring a dead person, but researchers have just observed what appears to be the avian version of a funeral. Tere…

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Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain

By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel Dogs may empathize with humans more than any other animal, including humans themselves, several new studies suggest. The latest research, published in the j…

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Does Art Make People Nicer?

By Sheila Eldred, Discovery Channel Want people to be altruistic, tolerant, and open-minded? Expose them to the arts. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that people who …

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Scientists Declare: Animals Are as Aware as Humans

By George Dvorsky, io9.com, via Discovery Channel An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support …

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