Life

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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The Nature of Petroglyphs

The Bradshaw paintings, petroglyphs found on the lands of Australia's Wanjina Wunggurr Wilinggi people, are perhaps 46 to 70,000 years oldyet their colors remain bright, their figures sharply delineated. A new study suggests that the colors remain vivid because they're alive.

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Flocks of Trouble

A mystery deepens as more redwing blackbirds turn up dead in the America South. It's likely not UFOs or secret weapons, but the birds' instinctual flocking behavior, that's to blame.

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