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Ask the Dodo: The Blurry Line Between Endangered and Extinct Species

More than 33 percent of species once feared extinct have since been spotted in the wild.

Approximately 1,000 species have gone extinct in the past 500 years. Well, make that approximately 1,000 minus one. Last month, a bird thought to have been extinct for 70 years resurfaced at an abandoned agricultural research station in Myanmar. Scientists there heard an unusual bird call and traced it back to a small brown bird called the Jerdon’s babbler, written out of birding guides as early as the 1940s.

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What Animal Are You?—Google’s Doodle for Earth Day 2015

Dr. Jane Goodall may be a whooping crane, but what are you?

Edward Norton. Image via Flickr User David Brossard

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. To celebrate this well-intentioned day of days, Edward Norton found out he is a pangolin. Jared Leto—a wooly mammoth.

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Animal Superpowers

From cicadas who hibernate for 17 years to checkerboard-camouflaged cuttlefish, some animals have powers that border on the super. Artists Kenichi Okada and Chris Woebken have created three devices designed to give children a chance to experience heightened animal senses. For example, their Bird Device..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCVYgTwNGB4From cicadas who hibernate for 17 years to checkerboard-camouflaged cuttlefish, some animals have powers that border on the super. Artists Kenichi Okada and Chris Woebken have created three devices designed to give children a chance to experience heightened animal senses. For example, their Bird Device consists of a GPS that vibrates when oriented towards home, simulating the instincts of migratory fowl. Personally, we're hoping the adult models will be on the market by year's end.LEARN MOREChris Woebken; Kenichi Okada

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