Punxsutawney Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

The celebrated groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his Pennsylvania burrow on Thursday and saw his shadow, a sign of six more weeks of frosty weather in North America, which so far has enjoyed one of the mildest winters on record. Thousands of revelers gathered at dawn in Punxsutawney, […]


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A Complete A to Z List of Dinosaurs

A Complete A to Z List of Dinosaurs Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles of the clade Dinosauria. They first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 233.23 million years ago, although the exact origin and timing of the evolution of dinosaurs is the subject of active research. […]


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What Does ‘Splooting’ Mean?

What does ‘splooting’ mean? And why are New York’s squirrels doing it? Those taking a stroll through New York City’s parks may be stopped in their tracks this summer by a squirrel sprawled out, face down, limbs outstretched and lying still. Don’t be alarmed, says New York City’s Department of […]


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23 Bird, Fish and Other Species Extinct

23 Bird, Fish and Other Species Extinct The ivory-billed woodpecker is among 23 species declared extinct by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The service has proposed removing them from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which protects species under threat. In all, 11 birds, one bat, two fish, one […]


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Bees Kill Dozens Of Endangered Penguins

Swarms of bees killed at least 63 endangered penguins in South Africa on a beach outside Cape Town, according to the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds. David Roberts, a veterinarian with the foundation, said the group “found bee stings around the penguins’ eyes” after conducting tests […]


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