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If a monkey snaps a selfie in the forest, does he own it? By now, the legal pseudo-doctrine of "he who takes the selfie owns the selfie" has settled into the collective consciousness. But what happens if an animal takes the...

source: The Washington Post

In a narrow wooded valley just inside the Fukushima evacuation zone, a cold mountain dusk is falling over the terraced plots where Genkatsu Kanno grew rice and vegetables for most of his life. The idle fields are illuminated by...

source: Environmental Health Perspectives

It is a unique partnership: Elizabeth Seely, a 30-year-old wildlife biologist, and a black Lab named Tucker. Ten years ago, Tucker wandered the streets of North Seattle, undernourished, frightened and likely destined to be euthanized as an unwanted pet. Instead, Tucker got...

source: The Wall Street Journal

Ronald Dorn, a geologist at Arizona State University in Tempe, who is also the lead author of the study, says that ants are altering the Earth's environment. The researchers say that an average ant does not live even for over a year but they help to reduce tiny bits of carbon...

source: Tech Times

Scientists have sent a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the U.K.'s three undersea mountains, known as seamounts. The Hebrides Terrace Seamount, off the west coast of Scotland, is higher than Ben Nevis, but its peak is 1,000 meters beneath the surface. Prof. J Murray...

source: BBC

Sixteen-foot waves are buffeting an area of the Arctic Ocean that until recently was permanently covered in sea ice—another sign of a warming climate, scientists say. Because wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight...

source: National Geographic


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