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Magpies are actually pretty cool birds and this study shows just how amazingly smart they can be!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14552-mirror-test-shows-magpies-arent-so-birdbrained.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news4_head_dn14552

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Pretty cool little battle here in the form of still pictures.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/07/18/ealeopard118.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox

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Very interesting…very interesting indeed… 

http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2008/528/2 

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This guy can be found in Australia. For more interesting (and very scientific) information about the unique earthworms of Australia you can click here. I just thought this picture was too cool not to share. 

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Of particular interest to me is this bit: "They pile up the dead, sometimes using them as a bridge to cross safely over surfaces treated with pesticide."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080514/ap_on_re_us/texas_ants 

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http://xkcd.com/418/

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I'm pretty sure this is real. There is always a chance it isn't but orangutans are known for their intelligence and use of tools in captivity (the big male at the Milwaukee County Zoo uses a cup to scoop up water and drink it). Pretty cool if it is real.

Zooillogix

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Neat little story about some lizards that were isolated on an island and now exhibit significant physiological and behavioral adaptations after just 36 years!

http://www.physorg.com/news127667797.html 

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Someone had waaaaaayyyyyy too much free time on their hands.

Gizmodo

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Pretty cool discovery. Especially interested in the bit about it's eyes facing forward rather than on the sides of it's head.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/357475_oddfish03.html?source=mypi 

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What could be better?! This little lego robot is pretty cool. I'm sure the algorithim used is actually fairly simple but it's still fun to watch!

Lego Solver

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Pretty amazing story about a dolphin coming to the rescue of a beached whale and her calf!

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iOgpiCHSYJUoSEg7wI72MoQmuBNg 

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It's good to be back folks! Loving the goals and objectives of this site:

http://www.eol.org/index

Cataloging every species on the planet!

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This is really interesting. I am especially curious what the virus does after all the cancer cells are gone. Unfortunately they don't know just yet.

http://www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/20363/

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