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A bird thought to be extinct for 170 years is rediscovered in Borneo.
The world's most beloved chalk was pulled back from the brink of extinction, to the relief of the world's mathematicians and chalk enthusiasts.
In the search for Cleopatra's tomb, a team of archaeologists was surprised by two mummies with gold foil-covered tongues. What was the reason for this strange burial custom?
Is there anything glycerine can't do?
One of the weirdest organisms on Earth has a predictably quirky method of deciding where to go and what to do.
Pancake ice is fun and rare in some places, but it might be speeding up the warming of the ocean in the Arctic.
The tin or lead pins medieval pilgrims wore on their hats or cloaks, some playfully risqué, were meant to protect against plague.
This dragon is illuminated every night, spitting out both fire and water on weekends and holidays, as it sways its way over the Han River in Da Nang.
Savant syndrome is a rare condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain unexplained extraordinary abilities, such as playing music or remembering prodigious amounts of information.
The cartoon Roadrunner beep-beeped his way through the desert, outfoxing Wile E. Coyote every time, but the real bird can run up to 27 mph and, in some Native American traditions, offers protection from evil spirits.
Archaeologists have long debated whether Neanderthals buried their dead. Newly interpreted evidence indicates they did.
Organisms not related to each other can develop similar physical attributes without even exchanging notes.
Niels Bohr proposed the model of the atom that we still learn in school today, even though it's technically incorrect.
You've probably heard of a tumor, but what about a neoplasm? How similar are they and are they always cancerous?
A zorse is one strange looking horse. That's because it's the product of a zebra stallion and a female horse.