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What Could that Huge Wave in Venus' Atmosphere Reveal about the Mysterious Planet?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) Venus is blanketed in a thick layer of clouds that stretch 40 miles above the planet's surface. This atmosphere shields the planet from view, making it difficult for astronomers to understand much about Earth's neighbor. But an image captured by a Japanese ... Discuss

Shark Switches to Asexual Reproduction, Gives Male-Less Birth

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) Did you know that sharks can reproduce asexually? It's true -- female sharks can produce offspring without a contribution from a male shark. This is called parthogenesis, and has been observed in frogs, fish, lizards, plants, insects and birds, to name ...

Massive Strolling Alligator Enthralls Tourists at Fla. Nature Reserve — and on Video

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

(image) The Florida alligator refused to wow the small crowd, if it noticed them, with a burst of speed as it crossed the grassy path. Its size was enough. Each slow step was like the twist of a queen's wave, as though such things as urgency were below the ...