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Apr

These creative, whimsical birdhouses will make you wish you were a bird. See all the photos here.

Solar eclipse will transform sun into ‘ring of fire’ next weekThe moon will be too far and too small to cover the sun completely on Tuesday. The resulting effect looks like a ring of fire, but it won’t be visible to many.

Solar eclipse will transform sun into ‘ring of fire’ next week
The moon will be too far and too small to cover the sun completely on Tuesday. The resulting effect looks like a ring of fire, but it won’t be visible to many.

Why the Y chromosome (and men) aren’t going awayUnderstanding the core differences between chromosomes, and which traits from them survive, may help scientists develop better medical treatments of diseases.

Why the Y chromosome (and men) aren’t going away
Understanding the core differences between chromosomes, and which traits from them survive, may help scientists develop better medical treatments of diseases.

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How technology affects our sleepChecking your email or reading a book on your tablet before you hit the hay is not good for your beauty rest. Find out how modern technology could be affecting your sleep patterns and what you can do to correct the problem.

How technology affects our sleep
Checking your email or reading a book on your tablet before you hit the hay is not good for your beauty rest. Find out how modern technology could be affecting your sleep patterns and what you can do to correct the problem.

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Apr

Antarctica’s sleeping dragon: Lava lake steams amid coldest place on EarthMount Erebus is monitored by infrared cameras year-round, and scientists are finding patterns that provide insight into exactly how the volcano works.

Antarctica’s sleeping dragon: Lava lake steams amid coldest place on Earth
Mount Erebus is monitored by infrared cameras year-round, and scientists are finding patterns that provide insight into exactly how the volcano works.

'Where did I put my keys?': 5 strange facts about memoryOur brains are bizarre machines that can forget something just because we walked through a doorway.

'Where did I put my keys?': 5 strange facts about memory
Our brains are bizarre machines that can forget something just because we walked through a doorway.

Feast your eyes on the alien-like geysers of El Tatio
In this surreal set of images, photographer Owen Perry documents the sublime volcanic landscape of El Tatio, a bubbling geyser field nestled within the Andes mountains.

Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wildernessFor decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska’s Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.

Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness
For decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska’s Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.

Meet Dillie, the rescued deer that rules the roostDillie the deer was rescued as a fawn. She now shares a home with her adoptive family and has even inspired a book.

Meet Dillie, the rescued deer that rules the roost
Dillie the deer was rescued as a fawn. She now shares a home with her adoptive family and has even inspired a book.