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    30 species, 30 pieces. In Pieces is an interactive exhibition of 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species — their survivals laying literally, in pieces. Explore information, facts and figures and download assets of each unique species.

    In Pieces - 30 Endangered Species

    A brief round-up of the Forest Solutions Summit.

    Stories from the Forest | California Academy of Sciences

    Check out the trailer for our newest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth!

    Habitat Earth Trailer | California Academy of Sciences

    Stunning new images from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal gas pillars in the Eagle Nebula.

    New Pillars of Creation | California Academy of Sciences

    New genetic analysis confirms turtles placement in the tree of life.

    Turtles in the Tree | California Academy of Sciences

    A 50-foot long "half-duck, half-crocodile" Spinosaurus aegyptiacus has unseated T. rex as the largest predatory dinosaur to walk this earth—and its story gets weirder.

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    This week's 6.0 magnitude earthquake was the largest to hit the Bay Area since 1989's Loma Prieta. Get prepared for the next one with some tips from our Earthquake exhibit.

    Earthquake: California Academy of Sciences

    Milkweed…it does a monarch good. New study ties milkweed to wing growth and successful migration.

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    Researchers tested five hypothesis about why zebras have stripes—one came out the clear winner. Which one and why? Science Today has the answers.

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    Happy birthday to one of our favorite telescopes! Hubble turned 24 today, and it celebrated by turning in some stunning images of massive newborn stars.

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    Researchers used teeny, tiny, solar-powered tags to solve the mystery of juvenile loggerheads' first journey: Sea Turtles’ Lost Years « Life « Science Today

    Sea Turtles' Lost Years | California Academy of Sciences

    Wheee! Parachuting tardigrades! No no, that's absolutely not true. But this is what they look like under a confocal laser scanning microscope.

    Peering Inside a Tardigrade |

    While you were sleeping, the number of confirmed #exoplanets jumped 70%. (And four of the 715 are in the Goldilocks zone.)

    NASA Confirms the Existence of 715 New Exoplanets

    Life on Earth wasn't always so colorful—a new study plots "an explosion of melanosome diversity" against the origin of feathers.

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    Know someone who doesn't believe in global warming? Try this: 25 years of disappearing sea ice in 59 seconds. "Amount of old ice in Arctic, 1987-2013"—YouTube

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    What happens when an octopus falls in love w/Mr. Potato Head? THIS.

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    Bad at swimming, good at sticking to things, great at making ridiculously cute face. Meet the lumpsucker fish!

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    Why is this sloth smiling? Moths, algae, and poo. Slothful Ecosystems « Life « Science Today

    Slothful Ecosystems | California Academy of Sciences

    First worldwide analysis reveals even worse-than-expected news: 30 percent of shark, rays, and chimera are at risk of extinction.

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    Move over coelacanth, there's a new slowest-evolving-vertebrate in town! Meet the elephant shark, and the genome sequencing that revealed important implications for bone disease and immune responses in humans.

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    The Australian Marine Conservation Society is working hard to stop their government's announced shark cull—here's how you can help.

    Save our Sharks · Learn · Australian Marine Conservation Society

    "The World Bank has created perhaps the single most telling chart on climate change ever." —BirdLife

    The only way to stop climate change now may be revolution

    Sharks in Australia begin using Twitter to warn surfers and swimmers of their presence |

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    Electric-blue, seeded by disintegrating meteoroids, & spreading—meet Earth's highest clouds.

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    "Her track resembled a drunkard’s walk around the entire North Atlantic." Excellent read about wandering great whites, feuding shark scientists, and the still-mysterious lives of the oceans' most "infamous" denizens.

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