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Golden Eagle Versus Deer: Eagle Wins

After setting camera traps to study tigers, researchers received a surprise when they found the world's first recorded evidence of a golden eagle attacking a sika deer.

September 25, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Giant Birds and Terrified Monkeys

The Harpy Eagle ( Harpia harpyja ) is a nasty scary-looking muppethugging monster of a carnivorous bird. Female harpies weigh 14-20 pounds, and males weigh 8.5-12 pounds.

May 6, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Neandertals Turned Eagle Talons into Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

As longtime readers may have noticed, I have an abiding interest in Neandertals. To help me keep up with the latest scientific insights into these mysterious relatives of ours, I have a Google alert set for "Neandertal" (and the alternate spelling, "Neanderthal").

March 12, 2015 — Kate Wong

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