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These birds are one of the rare animals that hide to mate loading...
These birds are one of the rare animals that hide to mate
Besides humans, few species hide sexual activity. Arabian babblers are one such species; keeping mating private may preserve the peace.
Why is wombat poop cube-shaped? loading...
Why is wombat poop cube-shaped?
Wombats are the only animals in the world that produce cube-shaped scat. But how and why do they do it? Scientists now have a better idea.
An ode to earwig wings, which break standard laws of origami loading...
An ode to earwig wings, which break standard laws of origami
Earwigs may look dull—until they open their wings, shimmering structures that expand 10-fold and lock without the use of muscles.
T. rex ancestor had an S-shaped brain, fossil reveals loading...
T. rex ancestor had an S-shaped brain, fossil reveals
The complex skull shows how tyrannosaurs became effective hunters at any size.
Meet the colourful people devoting their lives to parrots loading...
Meet the colourful people devoting their lives to parrots
A photographer goes inside the wild world of people who love parrots, rescuing birds that others have given up.

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