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Jul

Will redheads get wiped out by climate change?People with fiery locks are unique in many ways. (And don’t worry, they’ll be with us for a long time yet.)

Will redheads get wiped out by climate change?
People with fiery locks are unique in many ways. (And don’t worry, they’ll be with us for a long time yet.)

World’s largest aquatic insect has 8-inch wingspan and ‘giant snake-like fangs’This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China’s Sichuan province.

World’s largest aquatic insect has 8-inch wingspan and ‘giant snake-like fangs’
This monster of a bug was recently discovered in a remote area of China’s Sichuan province.

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Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.

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Jul

You’d think a beagle rescued from a testing lab might not make a great pet (but you’d be so wrong)Melanie Kaplan’s rescued beagle, Alexander Hamilton, is different from most rescued dogs. He wasn’t found wandering the streets or adopted from an animal shelter. Hamilton, or “Hammy” for short, was rescued from a laboratory where experiments are conducted on animals — a lab funded by taxpayer money.Hamilton is one of the DC7, seven beagles freed from a Washington-area lab last year by the Beagle Freedom Project, a nonprofit that works to release dogs used in research.Read more.

You’d think a beagle rescued from a testing lab might not make a great pet (but you’d be so wrong)
Melanie Kaplan’s rescued beagle, Alexander Hamilton, is different from most rescued dogs. He wasn’t found wandering the streets or adopted from an animal shelter.
 
Hamilton, or “Hammy” for short, was rescued from a laboratory where experiments are conducted on animals — a lab funded by taxpayer money.

Hamilton is one of the DC7, seven beagles freed from a Washington-area lab last year by the Beagle Freedom Project, a nonprofit that works to release dogs used in research.

Read more.

Elephants have a more powerful sense of smell than dogs and ratsElephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and determine the difference between tribes in Africa.

Elephants have a more powerful sense of smell than dogs and rats
Elephants use their superior sniffers to forage for food, identify family members and determine the difference between tribes in Africa.

Is Antarctica getting icier? New study sparks debateThe controversy around the amount of sea ice is due to the dataset that scientists have used for the past few years as their baseline possibly being wrong.

Is Antarctica getting icier? New study sparks debate
The controversy around the amount of sea ice is due to the dataset that scientists have used for the past few years as their baseline possibly being wrong.

Bats use polarized light as a nighttime compassScientists are unsure how bats detect polarized light, especially as bats seem able to see such light after sunset or when it’s cloudy.

Bats use polarized light as a nighttime compass
Scientists are unsure how bats detect polarized light, especially as bats seem able to see such light after sunset or when it’s cloudy.

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Jul

9 of the most interesting inventions of 2014From medical advances to an energy-efficient computer mouse, here are some of the coolest inventions to debut in 2014.

9 of the most interesting inventions of 2014
From medical advances to an energy-efficient computer mouse, here are some of the coolest inventions to debut in 2014.

22 things you didn’t know about hedgehogsBeyond their undeniable cuteness, there’s a lot to discover about these wonderfully odd creatures.

22 things you didn’t know about hedgehogs
Beyond their undeniable cuteness, there’s a lot to discover about these wonderfully odd creatures.

New schizophrenia gene links discoveredMany of the sites where these genes are active are associated with sending signals between the brain and cells in the body.

New schizophrenia gene links discovered
Many of the sites where these genes are active are associated with sending signals between the brain and cells in the body.