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These rare wolves are unique species. Here’s why that matters. loading...
These rare wolves are unique species. Here’s why that matters.
Mexican grey wolves and red wolves are taxonomically unique, a federal report says, and require protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Ninja rat kicks snake in midair in amazing slo-mo video loading...
Ninja rat kicks snake in midair in amazing slo-mo video
The rodents are 30 milliseconds faster than a rattlesnake's strike—and most live to see another day.
Giant water bugs eat turtles, ducklings, and even snakes loading...
Giant water bugs eat turtles, ducklings, and even snakes
A fearless aquatic predator emerges from a new study compiling decades of research.
Dogs can detect an odour humans emit during epileptic seizures loading...
Dogs can detect an odour humans emit during epileptic seizures
The new finding gives scientists hope for training seizure alert dogs, which remain controversial and unproven.
New staple-size frog is one of the tiniest ever discovered loading...
New staple-size frog is one of the tiniest ever discovered
Astronomically small, the newly discovered Malagasy amphibians have brains that could sit on a pin.
How honeybees get their jobs—explained loading...
How honeybees get their jobs—explained
With brains the size of sesame seeds, honeybees have to work together in different capacities to maintain a healthy nest.
Mysterious ocean 'blob' may have led to fewer baby whales loading...
Mysterious ocean 'blob' may have led to fewer baby whales
A persistent mass of warm water in the Arctic provided a preview of how climate change may impact humpback whales.
Why do these monkeys nurse each other’s babies? loading...
Why do these monkeys nurse each other’s babies?
Lactating and nursing costs a lot of energy. There must be some benefit to spending it on someone else’s infant.
How sea snakes, surrounded by salt water, quench their thirst loading...
How sea snakes, surrounded by salt water, quench their thirst
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink. Such is the lot in life for thirsty sea snakes—and yet they’ve found a way to thrive.
New 'astonishing' tarantula has strange horn on its back loading...
New 'astonishing' tarantula has strange horn on its back
Discovered in a little-studied part of Angola, the arachnid ambushes its prey at night.
These animals are truly one of a kind loading...
These animals are truly one of a kind
Aardvarks, aye-ayes, and humans are among the species with no close living relatives.
Black leopard spotted in Africa for first time in 100 years loading...
Black leopard spotted in Africa for first time in 100 years
The extremely rare female cat has melanism, a condition in which the body produces an excess of pigment.
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They might not have military weapons, but these animals have evolved their own versions of poison-tipped harpoons, chemical missiles and high-powered bullets to help them compete for food, territory and mating rights.

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