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The African lion is considered king for a very good reason. Like any king, it is important that he protect and serve his people. Lions congregate together in what is called prides. Within a given pride, there are usually three to 11 adult females, all of their offspring, and about two to four adult male […]

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Expect even more flags at Republican campaign events. And if the Democrats were wise, they might well strip the stage of flags altogether, suggests a new Cornell study, the first to look at the political impact of the flag’s image on Americans. The research finds that for up to eight months after glimpsing the stars […]

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5. These are the numbers that we know and use today. They are in fact, widely use by people all over the world and can be easily understood by one, regardless of the language that one speaks. However, this was not the case during the ancient times, where the ancient people […]

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Washington Post — Seven minutes of terror. It sounds like a Hollywood thriller, but the phrase describes the anxiety NASA is expecting as its car-sized robotic rover tries a tricky landing on Mars late Sunday. Skimming the top of the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph, the Curiosity rover needs to brake to a stop — […]

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Up till now, it is still a mystery as to who invented the wheel and when the wheel was invented. According to archaeologists, it was probably invented in around 8,000 B.C. in Asia. The oldest wheel known however, was discovered in Mesopotamia and probably dates back to 3,500 B.C. This wheel was believed to have […]

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Elephants rumble to communicate, sending vibrations across the landscape that other elephants can feel through their feet. But until recently, no one knew how they made their distinctive thundering sounds. Were they purring like cats, or were their voices just very low? A new study in the journal Science suggests an answer: Elephants rumble the […]

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National Geographic — Among the fascinating creatures of the deep is a finger-size shrimp with an oversize claw—resembling a boxing glove—that it uses to stun its prey by snapping the claw shut. The snapping produces a sharp cracking sound. When colonies of the shrimp snap their claws, the cacophony is so intense that submarines can […]

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