Archive for October, 2008

Week in Photos: Hubble’s Return, Wushu Dustup, and More

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

Captions for photos of events in the news from around the world. Shots include the Hubble Space Telescope’s return to operation, the World Series champions Philadelphia Phillies, and violence flaring in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Animal Photos Weekly: Rare Leopard, Tiger Cub, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 29, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a Far Eastern leopard, a three-headed Chihuahua, a dog in Austria’s National Day celebration, a Malayan tiger cub, and a lioness cub.

Inland Ants Crave Salt

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

Salt-deprived animals and insects living far inland from some coasts may benefit if global warming increases hurricane intensity, a new study suggests.

Vampire Moth Discovered – Evolution at Work

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 27, 2008   View Article

A previously unknown population of vampire moths has been found in Siberia. And in a twist worthy of a Halloween horror movie, entomologists say the bloodsuckers may have evolved from a purely fruit-eating species.

Ten scariest animals in nature

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: October 28, 2008   View Article

Boo! Halloween is a time for trickery, treats and fright. Some members of the human species transform themselves into devils, witches and ghouls. But if you’re looking for something completely different, and completely scary, let nature be your guide.

Warm Your Hands, Warm Your Outlook

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

People keen to make a positive impression on a new acquaintance might want to meet over a hot drink, a new study suggests.

Animal Photos Weekly: Leopard Cub, Horned Frog, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 22, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a Persian leopard cub, a two-headed diamondback terrapin, a white-headed vulture, papier-mache pandas, and a Surinam horned frog.

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