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Snakes with legs? Data sheds light on species’ ancestors

The most recent common ancestor of all living snakes was nocturnal and devoured prey whole using its hooked teeth as a hunting tool.

US effort attempting to save bees, butterflies

The plan aims to make make millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly, and consider the use of fewer pesticides.

Heat waves expected to affect more

People are migrating into areas — especially in the South — where the heat is likely to increase.

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

It is the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, in which Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society


Near-death experience inspires new vision

Kevin Colleran, an early Facebook staffer, nearly died in a February crash. Now he finds that life is sweeter.


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