The Skin-Deep Physics of Sidewinder Snakes

A close-up on snake skin helped scientists work out what might help certain snakes navigate sandy surfaces.

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19th-Century Ship Is Revealed by Storm Erosion in Florida

Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.

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Mother Sea Turtles Might Be Sneakier Than They Look

The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.

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