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  • Thieves Stole 7,000 Creepy Insects, Spiders From A US Museum. Here's Why

    Thieves Stole 7,000 Creepy Insects, Spiders From A US Museum. Here's Why

    Most people try to stay far away from hissing cockroaches, desert hairy scorpions, and venomous, six-eyed sand spiders. Not the team of thieves that hit the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion over four days in late August.

  • Sea Lions Have Made A Magnificent Comeback, And They Want Their Beaches Back

    Sea Lions Have Made A Magnificent Comeback, And They Want Their Beaches Back

    Just a few decades ago, the California sea lion seemed on the verge of becoming an endangered species. It was 1964, and hunting and fishing had caused the breeding population off the West Coast to shrink to just 35,000.

  • Which Animals Are Smartest: Dogs, Cats, Or ... Raccoons?

    Which Animals Are Smartest: Dogs, Cats, Or ... Raccoons?

    Cat people and dog people have long sparred over which species possesses the best brains. But according to a new study published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, the best way to measure cognitive ability is to tally each animal's neurons.

  • Sticky Situation: This Tree Lures Birds With A Free Lunch And Then Kills Them

    Sticky Situation: This Tree Lures Birds With A Free Lunch And Then Kills Them

    Plants in the genus Pisonia don't appear to be particularly menacing. The trees lack the thorns of acacia, the poisonous fruit of the manchineel tree and the botanical jaws of Venus flytraps. But Pisonia trees, which are found from Hawaii and New Zealand all the way to India, have a dark secret. Search among their roots and you're likely to find ga...

'Jason Bittel The Washington Post' - 4 News Result(s)

  • Thieves Stole 7,000 Creepy Insects, Spiders From A US Museum. Here's Why

    Thieves Stole 7,000 Creepy Insects, Spiders From A US Museum. Here's Why

    Most people try to stay far away from hissing cockroaches, desert hairy scorpions, and venomous, six-eyed sand spiders. Not the team of thieves that hit the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion over four days in late August.

  • Sea Lions Have Made A Magnificent Comeback, And They Want Their Beaches Back

    Sea Lions Have Made A Magnificent Comeback, And They Want Their Beaches Back

    Just a few decades ago, the California sea lion seemed on the verge of becoming an endangered species. It was 1964, and hunting and fishing had caused the breeding population off the West Coast to shrink to just 35,000.

  • Which Animals Are Smartest: Dogs, Cats, Or ... Raccoons?

    Which Animals Are Smartest: Dogs, Cats, Or ... Raccoons?

    Cat people and dog people have long sparred over which species possesses the best brains. But according to a new study published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, the best way to measure cognitive ability is to tally each animal's neurons.

  • Sticky Situation: This Tree Lures Birds With A Free Lunch And Then Kills Them

    Sticky Situation: This Tree Lures Birds With A Free Lunch And Then Kills Them

    Plants in the genus Pisonia don't appear to be particularly menacing. The trees lack the thorns of acacia, the poisonous fruit of the manchineel tree and the botanical jaws of Venus flytraps. But Pisonia trees, which are found from Hawaii and New Zealand all the way to India, have a dark secret. Search among their roots and you're likely to find ga...

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