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Golden eagle found in Wyo. tied for second-oldest

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties th…

  • Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After …
    Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After … LiveScience.com - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on … More »

  • 16-Foot Great White Shark Spotted Near … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A massive great white shark has been spotted swimming close to an Australian beach, scaring the locals and forcing the beach to close, according to news reports. … More »

  • Female Penis, Male Vagina: First Case …
    Female Penis, Male Vagina: First Case … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Females with penislike genitals and males with vaginalike organs are cases of a new extreme reversal of sex roles researchers have discovered in little-known cave … More »

  • Clever Goats Can Learn Quickly
    Clever Goats Can Learn Quickly LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    I was surprised that they got it so quickly," said study author Alan McElligott, of Queen Mary University of London. The goats' ability to retrieve food from the … More »

  • 4 New 'Killer Sponges' Discovered …
    4 New 'Killer Sponges' Discovered … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    These sponges — though they look like fuzzy twigs — are killers. Four new species of carnivorous sponges that prey on shrimplike amphipods and other small animals … More »

  • Four New Species of Carnivorous 'Killer …
    Four New Species of Carnivorous 'Killer … IB Times - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Four new species of rare carnivorous sponge have been found off the coast of southern California. Thriving in the lightless depths of the deep sea, some sponges … More »

  • Snake Eats Centipede and Centipede Eats …
    Snake Eats Centipede and Centipede Eats … IB Times - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A snake who ate a centipede bit off more than it could chew after the centipede fought back – eating its way out of the snake's stomach. An image of the snake … More »

  • Woman's Ear Reattached with Help …
    Woman's Ear Reattached with Help … LiveScience.com - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches. While plastic surgeons are trained to reattach severed organs, … More »

  • Tiny, Prehistoric Animal Hints at Herbivore …
    Tiny, Prehistoric Animal Hints at Herbivore … LiveScience.com - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    "It's within this side of vertebrate evolution that we have the first plant-eating animals," said study leader Robert Reisz, a paleontologist at the University of … More »

  • 325-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveal Jaw …
    325-Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveal Jaw … IB Times - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The discovery of an ancient shark fossil has revealed a unique insight into the evolution of the creatures and their extraordinarily advanced jaw structure. The … More »

  • Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's …
    Teenager uses Facebook to save Romania's … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Radu Marinas and Bogdan Cristel BUCHAREST (Reuters) - When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in … More »

  • Near-Complete T. Rex Skeleton Arrives …
    Near-Complete T. Rex Skeleton Arrives … LiveScience.com - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Joining a diverse roster of iconic American objects from Judy Garland's ruby slippers to the space shuttle Discovery, a nearly complete T. rex skeleton was welcomed … More »

  • Rare baby camel makes his debut at a …
    Rare baby camel makes his debut at a … AFP - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A baby camel of the endangered wild Bactrian or Camelus bactrianus ferus species made a first appearance at Budapest Zoo on Tuesday, following its birth last week. … More »

  • Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon …
    Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon … LiveScience.com - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon can provide a bird's-eye view of the iconic landmark. But that's nothing compared to what astronauts see as they zip over … More »

  • Salamanders Shrink as Climate Heats …
    Salamanders Shrink as Climate Heats … LiveScience.com - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Wild salamanders that live in the Appalachian Mountains are shrinking because they must burn more energy as the local climate gets hotter and drier, according to a … More »

  • Easter Lilies Kill Cats, FDA Warns LiveScience.com - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Easter lilies are a popular decoration around this time of year, but it might be best to avoid having them in your house if you have a curious cat, the Food and … More »

  • 500-Million-Year-Old Embryos Fossilized …
    500-Million-Year-Old Embryos Fossilized … LiveScience.com - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Tiny, spherical fossils found in southern China appear to be the embryos of a previously unknown animal. The fossils come from the Cambrian, a period dating from … More »

  • Some Monkeys Are (Really) Monogamou …
    Some Monkeys Are (Really) Monogamou … LiveScience.com - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    A species known as Azara's owl monkeys tends to be monogamous, according to a new study of these primates. "They [Azara's owl monkeys] live in pairs, so, in a … More »

  • Fish losing survival instinct in acidic …
    Fish losing survival instinct in acidic … AFP - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Fish are losing their survival instinct -- even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators -- as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate … More »

  • CO2 impairs fish sense of danger
    CO2 impairs fish sense of danger Press Association - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Fish could be rendered more vulnerable to predators by ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions, research suggests. … More »

  • Drunken Monkeys: Does Alcoholism Have … LiveScience.com - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    As the child of an alcoholic father, Robert Dudley long wondered what caused the destructive allure of alcohol. Then while working in the Panamanian forest as a … More »

  • Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Dwarfed …
    Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Dwarfed … SPACE.com - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Scientists have reconstructed a long-ago asteroid impact that makes the strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago look like a playful chuck on the … More »

  • Scientists to Create World's First …
    Scientists to Create World's First … IB Times - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    First, we had the world's first skull transplant, now American scientists are attempting to create a human heart using 3D printing technology -  that could be … More »

  • Bee Fossils Provide Rare Glimpse into … LiveScience.com - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    A new analysis of rare leafcutter-bee fossils excavated from the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California has provided valuable insight into the local … More »

  • Do Dogs Really Feel Guilt or Shame? …
    Do Dogs Really Feel Guilt or Shame? … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Marc Bekoff, emeritus professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is one of the world's pioneering cognitive ethologists, a Guggenheim Fellow, and co-founder … More »

  • End of the Hemlocks, a Lament (Op-E …
    End of the Hemlocks, a Lament (Op-E … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Randy Edwards is a senior media relations manager for The Nature Conservancy and has written about nature for nearly 20 years. This Op-Ed is adapted … More »

  • Tiny, Logical Robots Injected into  …
    Tiny, Logical Robots Injected into  … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Nanotechnology just got a little bit smarter. At the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Israel's Bar-Ilan University, Ido Bachelet led a team of … More »

  • Sculpted Face Peers Out from Ancient …
    Sculpted Face Peers Out from Ancient … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A newly discovered coffin that dates back 3,300 years likely belonged to a wealthy elite, perhaps an Egyptian army officer, archaeologists have announced. The … More »

  • World's Smallest Cannibal: Killer …
    World's Smallest Cannibal: Killer … IB Times - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The world's smallest species of crayfish has been discovered in the coastal lakes and swamps of southeast Australia. It has been named Gramastacus lacus. This … More »

  • Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and …
    Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and … LiveScience.com - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A new species of crayfish discovered in southeast Australia's coastal lakes and swamps is one of the world's smallest crayfish species, researchers report. It … More »