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Chin up, guys: You can't taste the savory flavor of your fish, but your chick sure is cute.
February 17, 2015 Savory fish are a staple for penguins, but the poor birds lack the ability to taste the umami flavor of their meals. One hypothesis? The genes at play got frozen out of commission.
Penguins of Madagascar follows a spy team of penguins, who first appeared in the film series Madagascar, as they work to stymie an evil octopus' plan to take over the world.
November 23, 2014 Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.
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One of these penguins is not like the others — the chick in front is really a rover, designed by filmmakers and used by scientists to gather data.
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November 8, 2014 The emperor penguins of Antarctica are adorable. They're also pretty skittish when humans come around to collect data. Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have a solution: a penguin rover.
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Adelie penguins frolic in Antarctica, unaware of a flu virus that circulates among them.
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May 6, 2014 Adelie penguins, which breed in huge colonies on the rocky Antarctic Peninsula, harbor a version of the avian influenza virus. But this strain doesn't make humans or the birds sick.
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