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Human-Like: 5 Animal Behaviors That Parallel People

When it comes to intelligence, memory, discipline, pain and grieving, animals like guinea pigs, horses, chimps, bonobos and mice are more human than we realize.

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The Secrets behind 5 Super Animal Protection Mechanisms

The secret is out on copepods, frogs, spitting cobras, elephants and many underwater sea creatures that utilize astounding self-defense mechanisms.

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Happy Mother's Day: Honoring 10 Caring Animal Moms

On Mother's Day, animal moms that care greatly for their young -- including cheetahs, orangutans, octopuses, frogs, alligators and more -- are celebrated.

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Feats of Strength: 6 Amazing/Surprising Animal Superpowers

From daredevil damselfish to borneo ninja slugs to really strong dung beetles, some animals surprise with incredible feats reminiscent of fictional superpowers.

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Underworld Exploration: Caving With Stephen Alvarez (PICS)

Caves hold secrets that took thousands of years to form. Cave photographer Stephen Alvarez captures and shares these unique environments in the uncharted underworld.

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Perpetually Petrified Bodies : 60+ Invasive Plastination Creations

Traveling cadaver exhibitions featuring permanently plasticized humans enable us to take a creepy peek in the mirror to understand what lurks beneath our skin.

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Signs of Life: 7 New Animals to Emerge This Spring

With spring in the air, old animals reemerge while new animals like color-changing frogs, amphibious insects, big-toothed leeches and more make grand entrances.

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Petri Dish Portraits: Eco-Art That Will Literally Grow On You!

For a colorful canvas that rivals anything the masters have ever dared to use, pleasing artistic arrangements can be created with bacterial inspiration.

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Critical Condition: 12 Very Rare and Endangered Animals

The Cuban crocodile, Florida bonneted bat, Grenada dove and green-eyed frog are just some animals on a recent list of critically endangered animals.

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Feed 'Em: Animal Diet Secrets, Guilty Pleasures and Hunting Tricks

Ensuring steady food sources is key for survival in the animal kingdom, requiring animals like songbirds, baboons and even sharks to be a little creative.

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Green Your Mind: South Korea's Ecosystem Research Utopia

South Korea's planned Ecorium Project consists of huge greenhouses, beautiful nature preserves, and high-tech research and education facilities.

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Selection Sunday: A Sweet 16 of Cool Animal Discoveries

In honor of NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday, WebEcoist provides a Sweet Sixteen of the most recent bizarre, intriguing and exciting animal discoveries.

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Thicker Than Water? Antarctica's Amazing Ecosecret

Deep beneath the thick ice of Antarctica's glaciers lies a two million year-old secret: an entire ecosystem of microbes unlike anything we've ever seen before.

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Role Reversal: 5 Strange Tales of Animal Male Pregnancies

Male pregnancy is a rare but real phenomenon in the animal kingdom, as evident in male frogs, bass, seahorses, pipefish and leafy dragon fish.

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15 Fantastically Futuristic Plant Growing Design Concepts

Not all of use own land for farming, but even urban dwellers can grow gardens and plants. Here are 15 fantastically futuristic plant growing design concepts.

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