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The spots on these astoundingly diverse flowers may be explained by a model developed by mathematician Alan Turing more than half a century ago

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Texans have a unique sense of pride in the history of their state, which was a nation itself for nearly 10 years after it won independence from Mexico

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The Alpine ibex is able to climb a near-vertical rock face, but why does it?

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Past cycles of volcanic activity in the region suggest that this tectonic turbulence may mark the start of a succession of eruptions that could persist for a century

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Butterflies are not only ephemerally beautiful, they’re crucial pollinators for a variety of important food crops and flowers. And in the western U.S., they’re disappearing—fast

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Dr. Michelle Oakley holds a golden retriever puppy. DR. OAKLEY YUKON VET follows Dr. Michelle Oakley as she makes house calls across thousands of square miles in the Yukon in northern Canada and Alaska

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There may be a new weapon for fighting back against one of the most invasive species on the continent: fungus

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While the pandemic has halted heritage tourism, travelers seeking to trace their roots can instead turn to great reads that delve into ancestors’ often surprising histories

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Breakthrough moments, hopes for change, and more, women around the world shared their answers to six important questions

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Drone footage taken in the far northeastern regions of Canada finally answers a long-held question about these "unicorns of the sea."

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A busy mother otter provides a meal for her cubs

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The cleaner wrasse joins humans, chimpanzees, dolphins, and a select few other animals that can pass a long-standing intelligence test

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Drawing fewer than 10,000 visitors a year—just a fraction of those at other U.S. national parks—this remote landscape gives intrepid adventurers plenty of room to roam

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In the face of plummeting snow leopard populations, Kyrgyzstan is becoming a model for conservation efforts

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Researchers working off the eastern coast of New Zealand have made an illuminating discovery: three species of deep-sea shark are bioluminescent

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Risking life, limb, and genitalia, jewel beetles looking for the perfect partner mistakenly mate with bottles

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In the course of her life, she spotlighted social ills and corruption, often at great personal risk, resulting in important reforms

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Bottlenose dolphins swim in Revillagigedo National Park, the largest fully protected marine reserve in North America

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Butterflies are not only ephemerally beautiful, they’re crucial pollinators for a variety of important food crops and flowers. And in the western U.S., they’re disappearing—fast

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By now, you've likely heard of this rover's mission, seen the hashtag #CountdownToMars, and may even be planning to pick up a red donut in its honor. Follow along as we chronicle the @NASAPersevere mission—and humanity's obsession with Mars—in the days ahead

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