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22

Apr

Animals with bigger brains have more self-controlA new study of 36 species suggests ecology and brain size may have played roles in cognitive evolution.

Animals with bigger brains have more self-control
A new study of 36 species suggests ecology and brain size may have played roles in cognitive evolution.

21

Apr

Want to help owl researchers? Watch these webcamsPeople across the world can watch nesting great horned owls and long-eared owls in Montana and even snap photos of the birds to aid scientists.

Want to help owl researchers? Watch these webcams
People across the world can watch nesting great horned owls and long-eared owls in Montana and even snap photos of the birds to aid scientists.

Stunning new orchid species discoveredDiscovering new orchid species is a rare thing as the flowers tend to grow in either inaccessible places or in regions where their habitats are being rapidly destroyed.

Stunning new orchid species discovered
Discovering new orchid species is a rare thing as the flowers tend to grow in either inaccessible places or in regions where their habitats are being rapidly destroyed.

19

Apr

natgeotravel:

Say hello to amazing photo galleries. See this week’s top Traveler Photo Contest frames »
Photograph by Kevin Dietrich

natgeotravel:

Say hello to amazing photo galleries. See this week’s top Traveler Photo Contest frames »

Photograph by Kevin Dietrich

The art of stacking time: Prismatic sunset photo created from hundreds of images

Tree tunnels are perfect examples of how nature can be shaped over many years by humans and other external influences. When paths and roads are carved into the ground, nearby trees bend outward into the new patch of light to receive more energy for photosynthesis. This process continues until the tree branches on either side completely overlap, forming a thick ceiling over the pathway beneath.
Take a stroll beneath these 9 natural tree tunnels

18

Apr

16-foot great white shark spotted near Australian beachNicknamed ‘Joan of Shark,’ this 1.8-ton fish is being tracked by local officials by an electronic tag.

16-foot great white shark spotted near Australian beach
Nicknamed ‘Joan of Shark,’ this 1.8-ton fish is being tracked by local officials by an electronic tag.

16

Apr

These gorgeous surf photos will transport you to the ocean.