Archive for July, 2008

Animals Photo Weekly: Bubble Blowing Beluga, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 30, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news around the world. Shots include a bubble blowing beluga whale in Japan, a giant panda cub in China, hippos in Zambia, a three-month old black howler monkey at the Edinburgh Zoo, and a baby chimp at the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee.

Dinosaur Slime Sparks Debate Over Soft-Tissue Finds

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 30, 2008   View Article

Soft tissue recently found in 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex bones is actually modern-era bacterial slime, scientists say, challenging what some call one of the most remarkable paleontology findings of the 21st century.

Eight memorable solar eclipses

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: July 29, 2008   View Article

For most people, the chance to view a total eclipse is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime event: Any given patch of Earth will host one only about once every 375 years on average. Learn about eight memorable eclipses of the past.

Environment Photos Weekly: Lost Penguin, Typhoon, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 28, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of environmental stories in the news. Shots include searing heat in China, an oil slick in New Orleans, haze at the Olympics in Beijing, Typhoon Fung Wong in Taiwan, and a rescued penguin in Brazil.

Movie robots to be remembered

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: July 26, 2008   View Article

WALL-E, a robot left to clean up a trashed planet Earth, is rolling into theaters and into the hearts of moviegoers everywhere. Learn more about him and nine more robots that have touched moviegoers’ hearts – and fears – over the years.

Eight great real-life mummies

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: July 24, 2008   View Article

Real-life mummies have fascinated the public for decades — often with their own horrific tales. Learn about eight of their stories.

Animal Photos Weekly: Albino Eagle, Cloned Pups, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 23, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news around the world. Shots include Scotty, an African elephant at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, cloned Labrador retrievers in South Korea, a bamboo lemur in Madagascar, a Chilean flamingo at the Lincoln Park Zoo, and an albino eagle in Colorado.

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