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Newly recognized tricks help elephants suck up huge amounts of water

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‘Tree Story’ explores what tree rings can tell us about the past

Once you look at trees through the eyes of a dendrochronologist, you never quite see the leafy wonders the same way again....

An ancient magma ocean may have once driven Earth’s magnetic field

Billions of years ago, Earth’s magnetic field may have gotten a jump-start from a turbulent magma ocean swirling around the planet’s core.

Water beetles can live on after being eaten and excreted by a frog

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Using fossil fuels releases much more of the potent greenhouse gas methane than previously thought — possibly 25 to 40 percent more,...

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The haunting, plaintive wail of New Guinean singing dogs once resounded throughout the island’s lush mountains and valleys. Today, with the wild...

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