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What are these strange animals being bred at an English zoo? Read more...

Electrofishing: A more selective way to kill invasives
A new study suggests that electric shock is a better way to cull non-native fish in small streams Read more...

Dreadnoughtus schrani
Newly discovered dinosaur is largest known. Read more …

New anthracothere commemorates a rock star's lips.

Pelagornis sandersi

Largest bird that ever flew?
Paleontologists have identified the fossilized remains of what could be the biggest flying bird ever found. Read more...

dog-cow hybrid

A dog-cow hybrid?
That's impossible. Right? No? Maybe? Full article >>

More progress with GDF 11, anti-aging protein
Harvard researchers have shown that a protein, GDF 11, they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice. Full article >>


Teen elephant mothers
New study says they die younger but have bigger families.
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What do giraffes eat?
About the diet of the tallest living animal. Full article >>

chicken-duck hybrid

Chicken-duck hybrids
Are they real? Some say yes. Most say no. Full article >>

Elephants: Female leadership
It has long been clear that elephant groups rely on their elder stateswomen, but just how important these females are is now becoming even more apparent. Full article >>

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humpback whale

Palau's reefs: Surprisingly resistant to acid water
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Full article >>

Humpback whales:Overlapping with human activities
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Full article >>

A new predator expanding its range
The coywolf, also known as the Red Wolf or Eastern Coyote, is more aggressive than a coyote and more adaptable than a wolf. And now it's moving into big eastern cities like Toronto and New York. Full article >>


Cat-rabbit hybrids
Can a rabbit produce a hybrid with a cat? Impossible! Right? The videos in this article might make you wonder. Full article >>

Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification. Full article >>

Are humans hybrid? - Generally speaking, interspecies hybrids—like mules, ligers (lion-tiger hybrids), or zedonks (zebra-donkey hybrids)—are less fertile than the parents that produced them. However, as ...
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Saber-toothed tiger trap: Spanish cave rich in carnivores
Scientists are scratching their heads over why thousands of carnivores died trapped in a cave near Madrid. Full article >>

fossil bird

Eocypselus rowei: News from an old bird
Eocypselus rowei, a 50-million-year-old bird, has been described from a well-preserved fossil that still shows feathers. Full article >>

dinosaur eggs

Dinosaurs: How they hatched their young
Pores in fossil dinosaur eggs reveal how Troodon likely hatched its young. Full article >>

Coelacanth: Genome of living fossil revealed
IMCB researchers have sequenced the genome of the coelacanth, a living fossil that hasn't changed in 300 million years. Full article >>

Liaoconodon hui: New transitional mammal found in China
Liaoconodon hui, a newly described fossil mammal, has middle ear anatomy intermediate between that of reptiles and mammals. Full article >>

Salmon homing behavior: Powered by magnetism
A new study says salmon homing behavior relies, at least in part, on an ability to detect magnetic fields. Full article >>


Whale shark conservation: Help from holiday photos
Researchers are forwarding whale shark conservation by using photos vacationers snapped on holiday. Full article >>

Parasitoid wasps: Breeding at the expense of spiders
A new study reports that two wasps, Calymmochilus dispar and Gelis apterus, are parasitoids on ant-eating spiders. Full article >>

Cultural evolution: Changing birdsong
Thanks to cultural evolution, male Savannah Sparrows are changing their tune. Full article >>

New dinosaur fossil: Challenging bird evolution theory
The discovery of a new, bird-like dinosaur fossil from the Jurassic period challenges widely accepted theories on the origin of flight. Full article >>

UK butterflies threatened
A new study says that for butterfly populations in the UK recurrent drought and habitat fragmentation are a serious problem. Full article >>

Marine robots: Detecting calls of endangered whales
Listening marine robots are now detecting endangered whales. Full article >>

Bird the Tool-maker
Researchers have reported that a Goffin's cockatoo named Figaro can make and use tools. Full article >>

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Modern-day deep-sea animals: Ancient origins

Rarest whale seen at last in New Zealand

Ancient spider attack: Only fossil ever discovered

Early killer whale menopause: An advantage?

Brown tree snake: Good for spiders, bad for birds

Diplodocus: Diet of a Jurassic age dinosaur

Puentemys mushaisaensis

Blind cave fish: Distant next of kin


Reef sharks: More common inside reserves

Planarians: Immortal worms defy aging

Naked mole-rats: Lifesaving clues

Sharkskin: A hidden advantage

New sanctuaries for dolphins

Chimpanzees: Share and share alike?

Pregnant dolphins: It's a drag

Carcharocles megalodon strikes again!

Hybrid butterfly

The ultimate camouflage

Sea Lampreys: A new repellent?

Gray seal moms: Not all are equal

Wasps in dinosaur eggs

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Elephant food — Read about the foods elephants eat. Full article >>

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About zebras — Zebra habitat and distribution. Full article >>

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The foods kangaroos eat — About kangaroo diet. Full article >>

Snake food — What snakes eat and how they eat it. Full article >>

Interesting facts about giraffes — In many ways, giraffes are weird animals. Do you know why? Full article >>

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