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Bats Use Leaves As Mirrors To Find Camouflaged Insects

Bats are widely misunderstood creatures in the animal kingdom - while they're associated with witches, vampires and darkness in general, they're actually super cute and interesting. And scientists have just discovered something amazing about them - bats use leaves as "mirrors" that reflect sound waves, helping them find insects hiding behind leaves. Cool, right? Or confusing? Keep on reading, we'll explain everything. 

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Scientists Just Discovered That Penguins Used To Be Human-Sized

Penguins aren't exactly formidable creatures, are they? Although Emperor penguins can reach up to 4 feet 2 inches, they always seem super friendly and cute. Now imagine a penguin the same height as you. That changes things. Penguins the size of humans... the idea sounds like it comes from science fiction. But it actually just comes from science. It was recently discovered that giant penguins used to exist. We are not kidding. 

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Wildlife Scientist Explains In a Fascinating Twitter Thread Why Some Crows Kill Each Other

Researcher Dr. Kaeli Swift (@corvidresearch) detailed in the following twitter thread the complicated reasons behind why crows "sometimes kill each other" and how their actions aren't isolated to their own species.

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Here's Something You Never Thought You Needed To Know: Why Wombat's Poop is Cube-Shaped

Wombats are the only animal on Earth with mysteriously shaped cubed poos. Researchers have now discovered more details about why and how the Australian marsupial does it. 



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18 Photos That Prove Cats Might Be Scientist

What if... cats were just roaming around knocking things oer and tapping everything because they were really scientist trying to figure out humans and then report back...can you imagine?!

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The Dragon From “Games Of Throne” And The Hat Of Harry Potter: Scientists Reveal Top 10 Most Bizarre New Species Of 2017

The list was published by New York University and includes a pink insect that looks like a leaf and a deep sea worm that looks like a churro. Meet them all.

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If you've ever doubted the significance of feline research in contemporary science, Cat Scientists of the 1960s is here to dispel that doubt. If you ask me, it's only a matter of time before synthetic cat nap stops being a dream and starts being a reality.

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If you don't tell me the code, by the time I finish levitating this apple, Mr. Jupiter will have his way with you...

(Carl Sagan)

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Despite advanced 3-D modeling, scientists still can't figure out how a 3-lb, 2-foot long cat can take up six couch cushions.