Life

Everlastingly Strange

G. K. Chesterton: "The simplest truth about man is that he is a very strange being; almost in the sense of being a stranger on the earth."

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Foxy Magnetism

Foxes may see more than we know: if a team of wildlife biologists is right, they could use magnetic cues to help them judge their predatory leaps.

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Neanderthals of a Certain Age

Whatever advantages fully modern humans enjoyed over their Neanderthal neighbors, lifespan was not among them, according to a new study of the longevity of our Pleistocene predecessors.

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Happy People

The people of the Siberian taiga, like the creatures they hunt and trap, are kept busy trying not to get bloodied or frozen, in a documentary narrated by Werner Herzog. Video after the jump.

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Grizzly Cat

Cat versus bear cub: sentimental romp, or nature red in tooth and claw? Watching the two tangle playfully in a Russian hunting camp, the line is hard to draw. Video after the jump.

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