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Monkey Survives Death-Defying Leap From Tower—Here's How loading...
Monkey Survives Death-Defying Leap From Tower—Here's How
The langur monkey is an expert jumper, but a leap from this height is risky even for the acrobatic primate.
These Bats Make Tiny Igloos to Survive the Winter loading...
These Bats Make Tiny Igloos to Survive the Winter
The Ussurian tube-nosed bat of Japan joins the polar bear as the only animals known to hibernate in snow.
California Sea Lions Keep Getting Shot by Fishermen loading...
California Sea Lions Keep Getting Shot by Fishermen
Despite legal protections for sea lions, fishermen resort to lethal force to keep them from stealing their catch.
How 3D Printing Helped Mr. Stubbs, The Tailless Alligator loading...
How 3D Printing Helped Mr. Stubbs, The Tailless Alligator
New 3D scanning and printing technology allowed researchers to build a prosthetic tail for a disabled alligator.
Bizarre Newts Live Their Whole Lives, and Reproduce, As Babies loading...
Bizarre Newts Live Their Whole Lives, and Reproduce, As Babies
Salamanders in the European Alps and elsewhere can put off developing into adults for years—or their entire lives—in certain circumstances.
Watch a Thirsty Wasp Drink Water in Mesmerizing Slow Motion loading...
Watch a Thirsty Wasp Drink Water in Mesmerizing Slow Motion
In a unique video, a wasp seemingly tries to catch drop after drop of water in a delicate dance between hydration and drenched wings.
How Canada's Most Endangered Mammal Was Saved loading...
How Canada's Most Endangered Mammal Was Saved
The Vancouver Island marmot once plummeted to a wild population below 30. But a band of devoted conservationists brought it back.
Cancer Rarely Strikes Elephants. New Clues Suggest Why. loading...
Cancer Rarely Strikes Elephants. New Clues Suggest Why.
The newly tested genes may be an important key to the gentle giants’ surprisingly low rates of cancer.
Orca Mother Drops Calf, After Unprecedented 17 Days of Mourning loading...
Orca Mother Drops Calf, After Unprecedented 17 Days of Mourning
A Pacific Northwest orca likely bonded closely with her calf before it died, which could help explain her record-breaking emotional sojourn.
Early Native Americans Imported Exotic Parrots, DNA Reveals loading...
Early Native Americans Imported Exotic Parrots, DNA Reveals
The discovery suggests that scarlet macaws were being bred for trade centuries earlier than previously thought.
How Killer Whales Went from Hated, to Adored, to Endangered loading...
How Killer Whales Went from Hated, to Adored, to Endangered
The more we’ve learned about orcas, the more we love them. But can killer whales survive the dramatic changes to their world?
This Colourful New Seahorse Is the Size of a Grain of Rice loading...
This Colourful New Seahorse Is the Size of a Grain of Rice
Researchers have discovered a tiny new species of pygmy seahorse that inhabits the boulder-strewn coasts of Japan.

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