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Some Ancient Sloths Ventured Into the Ocean, Study Says

A new study finds that dense bones enabled aquatic sloths to sink to shallow seagrass beds in order to graze.

Extinct “Devil Frog” Sported Spikes, Body Armor

Sporting elaborate spikes and body armor, the extinct amphibian was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says.

Oldest Fossil of Mating Insects Found; Sex Positions Haven’t Changed

You could call it everlasting love: Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil of mating insects, which lived during the Jurassic period, a new study says.

Blood Found in Mosquito Fossil: “One of a Kind”

Scientists have discovered blood in a mosquito fossil, a new study says—but don’t get your hopes up for a pet velociraptor.

Top 10 Headlines Today: Volcanoes ‘Scream,’ Blackbeard’s Treasure Found…

The top stories on National Geographic’s radar today: Volcanoes are found to ‘scream’ at higher and higher frequencies until they explode, archaeologists have uncovered Blackbeard’s pirate booty, and…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Mammals ‘Select’ Sex of Offspring, Melting Icebergs Create Sound

The top stories on National Geographic’s radar today: Study find that mammals may be able to select the sex of their offspring, melting icebergs create a disruptive ocean sound, and …

Top 10 Headlines Today: Bat X-Rays, Corpse-Eating Fly…

The top stories on National Geographic’s radar today: An x-ray video reveals the secret behind bat’s ability for flight, a corpse-eating fly is back from the dead after being thought extinct, and …

Top 10 Headlines Today: Roman God’s Head Found in Garbage Pit, Lock-Picking Cockatoos…

On our radar today: 1) Mysterious radio waves in space; 2) A Roman god’s head was found in a garbage pit; 3) Cockatoos pick locks to get rewards, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Thieving Lemurs, Space Robot…

On our radar today: 1) Social lemurs make for better thieves; 2) A Japanese talking robot is set to be launched into space; 3) The first unlooted royal tomb of its kind was unearthed in Peru, and…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Habitable Planets, New Killer Whale Species…

The top stories on National Geographic’s radar today: Astronomers have found three potentially habitable worlds, DNA tests of a killer whale specimen may reveal a new species or subspecies, and …

Top 10 Headlines Today: Black Hole Bonanza Discovered, Nails May Be Key to Regenerating Limbs…

On our radar today: 1) A black hole bonanza is discovered in a galaxy next door; 2) Nails may be necessary in the process of regenerating limbs, researchers find; 3) A new method of moving the moai on Easter Island emerges, and…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Our New Body Part, Harmful Birdsong Apps…

The top 10 stories on our radar today: Researchers have identified a previously unknown layer in human eyes, mobile phone apps that mimic birdsongs may harm birds, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Robo-Ravens, Predatory Sea Slugs…

On our radar today: 1) A new robo-raven is so lifelike, it’s fooling real birds; 2) Predatory sea slugs are learning how to avoid dangerous prey; 3) Stalagmites provide a new view of abrupt climate change, and…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Triceratops Skeletons Unearthed, New Volcanoes Found

The top stories on our radar today: Scientists have unearthed what might be the most complete triceratops skeleton ever found, at least 12 new volcanoes have been discovered in Alaska, and …

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Molecule Photography, Strange Star Glitch…

On our radar today: 1) Scientists discover a way to photograph chemicals before and after their reactions; 2) A fast spinning magnetic star has a strange glitch; 3) Researchers help explain how turtles developed their hard shells, and…