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Rising Sea Threatens Stone Age Village Skara Brae
Environment  (tags: sea, stone age, village, skara brae, threatening, Orkney, Scotland )

- 770 days ago -
RISING sea levels are threatening the existence of Orkney's famous Stone Age village of Skara Brae, according to an official report...
Perseid Photos: Celestial Fireworks Wow Stargazers
Offbeat  (tags: Space, Perseid, Celestial, Fireworks, Stargazers, Stargazing, Stars, Shower, Meteor )

- 839 days ago -
The annual Perseid meteor shower is dazzling stargazers around the world, and it's not over yet.
Butterflies: Masters of Disguise
Animals  (tags: Insects, Natural World, Masters, Disguise, Predators, Bugs, Survival )

- 839 days ago -
To maximize their chances of survival, these insects mimic plant leaves and even other bugs to hide from predators.
Man Tries to Smuggle Turtle Disguised as Hamburger Through Airport Security
Animals  (tags: Animals, News, Turtle, Smuggling, Airport, Hamburger, Security )

- 844 days ago -
Flights can be long, boring, and lonely when traveling solo. Which may be why a man decided to smuggle his pet turtle through Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport security by disguising it as a hamburger.
Stephen Fry Confronts Russia's Top Gay Basher
World  (tags: gay propaganda, LGBT, VTsIOM, Russian parliament, State Duma, United Russia, Vitaly Milonov, Stephen Fry, Britain, Russia, St. Petersburg )

- 856 days ago -
In what can only be described as a clash of civilizations, British actor, writer, comedian, gay rights activist and blogger extraordinaire Stephen Fry met on Tuesday with the Russian lawmaker ...
Scientists Discover What's Killing the Bees and It's Worse Than You Thought
Animals  (tags: Scientists, Killing, Bees, Study, Deaths, Results, Difficult )

- 855 days ago -
A new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the rather scary results show that averting beemageddon will be much more difficult than previously thought.
Is Conservation Extinct?
Animals  (tags: Conservation, Extinct, Work, Natural, World, Wildlife, Fund, WWF )

- 859 days ago -
Conservationists are used to justifying their work. Since the movement first took shape in the 1800s, they've provided a litany of contemporary arguments for conserving the natural world ...
Opinion: Bright Nights, Big Problems
Health & Wellness  (tags: Light, Artificial, Overuse, Night, Sleep Disorders, Obesity, Stars, Sky, Darkness )

- 860 days ago -
Why we should turn off the lights and appreciate the dark. Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic Paul Bogard for National Geographic
Star Trails, Milky Way Illuminate National Parks (Photos)
Science & Tech  (tags: Photography, Space, Milky Way, National Parks, Star Trails )

- 860 days ago -
Camera and tripod in hand, photographer Sathish Jothikumar goes to great lengths to capture incredible images of the night sky, often braving harsh weather conditions or trekking through darkness to get the perfect photograph.
To Save Species, Zoo May Mate Rhino Siblings (Video)
Animals  (tags: Conservation, Rhinos, Siblings, Rhinoceros, Extinction, Endangered Species, Video )

- 860 days ago -
As the endangered Sumatran rhinoceros teeters near extinction, scientists are racing to maintain a premier captive breeding population at the Cincinnati Zoo.
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