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New Studies Show That Chimps Return Favors Despite Possible Risks

New Studies Show That Chimps Return Favors Despite Possible Risks

motherearth June 23, 2017 Comments Off on New Studies Show That Chimps Return Favors Despite Possible Risks

We may not always do it, but humans are hard-wired to help each other. Our instinct for altruism pushes us to reflexively care about the well-being of others, even unrelated strangers. And while we’ve

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Why Are Bees Producing Blue Honey?

Why Are Bees Producing Blue Honey?

motherearth June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Why Are Bees Producing Blue Honey?

A popular post has Redditors buzzing about bees that produced blue honey, with each hole in the honeycomb filled in with what looks like a miniature universe, or as one commenter put it, the

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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

motherearth June 23, 2017 Comments Off on After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

For the first time in more than four decades, the Yellowstone grizzly bear is set to lose its federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. Citing a rebound in the bear’s population, the U.S.

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This Amazing Photo Shows Glow Plankton Lighting Up the Welsh Sea

This Amazing Photo Shows Glow Plankton Lighting Up the Welsh Sea

motherearth June 22, 2017 Comments Off on This Amazing Photo Shows Glow Plankton Lighting Up the Welsh Sea

Bioluminescence — the ability of a creature to emit light from its body — may seem incredible, but it’s commonplace in the ocean: One recent study found that 76 percent of ocean life has

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Here’s the 2017 Shark Week Schedule

Here’s the 2017 Shark Week Schedule

motherearth June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Here’s the 2017 Shark Week Schedule

It’s summer, and you know what that means: It’s Shark Week. Yep, time to sit in front of a couch and watch cool, vaguely exploitative (and sometimes fictionalized) content about sharks under the guise

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Killer Whales Are Hunting Fishing Boats Like Prey

Killer Whales Are Hunting Fishing Boats Like Prey

motherearth June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Killer Whales Are Hunting Fishing Boats Like Prey

Fishing boats are coming under attack by an unlikely band of marauders bent on stealing their cargo. Killer whales have reportedly been zeroing in on boats from the Gulf of Alaska to Aleutian Island

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Peter Thiel is Funding the Comeback of the Woolly Mammoth

Peter Thiel is Funding the Comeback of the Woolly Mammoth

motherearth June 21, 2017 Comments Off on Peter Thiel is Funding the Comeback of the Woolly Mammoth

Will we see a woolly mammoth within our lifetimes? If PayPal founder and CEO Peter Thiel has anything to say about it, we will. According to Ben Mezrich’s upcoming book Woolly, the notoriously future-obsessed

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The Thousands of Serengeti Wildebeest That Drown Each Year Serve a Greater Purpose

The Thousands of Serengeti Wildebeest That Drown Each Year Serve a Greater Purpose

motherearth June 21, 2017 Comments Off on The Thousands of Serengeti Wildebeest That Drown Each Year Serve a Greater Purpose

It’s the largest, most spectacular animal migration on our planet. Every year, some 1.2 million wildebeest trample through the Serengeti and the perilous Mara River crossings where thousands of them succumb to the river

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