Animals

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Tree Gangsters Are Killing the Rainforest

Organized criminal syndicates are responsible for most illegal logging, which accounts for up to 30 percent of timber traded globally

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This Camera Trap Snared a Bonanza of Indonesian Wildlife

Sit back and enjoy the stunning wildlife of northern Sumatra

Fish to Shrink in Warming Waters

Climate change could lead to a sizable drop in fish sizes in coming decades

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Watch From Inside a Mussel As It Gets Eaten by a Distended Sea Star Stomach

Watch from inside a mussel as a hungry sea star descends and dissolves it from the inside

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Even Close Subspecies of Migrating Birds Can’t Agree on the Best Route

Scientists in British Columbia attached tiny ‘backpacks’ to birds and mapped their winter migration from Canada to Central America and back again

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Stressed Out Species Aren’t Adapting in the Ways We Think They Should

Some animals are adapting to habitat destruction, but not always in the way that we would like

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Science Images that Border on Art

This year's Wellcome Image Award winners pull at your "art" strings. The curious seek out the science behind them

Dear Florida: Stop Messing With Mating Manatees

But in Florida, residents are being asked to stop bothering manatees while they're trying to get it on

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Track a Great White Shark from Your Computer

Where in the world are Genie and Mary Lee? Two tagged great whites are teaching us about how these giant fish live in the deep

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To the Bat Cave!

One conservation group, the Nature Conservancy, has decided to take action against white nose syndrome by setting up a refugee bat cave

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NIH Sends Almost One-Fifth of Its Research Chimpanzees Into Retirement

The National Institutes of Health has retired 110 chimpanzees of a total of 563

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Top 5 “Science Done Right” Moments in Movies

Directors take note: scientist and author David Kirby commends the accuracy in these popular films

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Sea Lions Deliberately Collapse Their Lungs So They Can Dive Deeper

Shutting down their lungs helps sea lions avoid getting the bends

Proud Panda Parents Mei Xiang and Tian Tian

Meet the National Zoo’s Newest Panda Cub

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

A male, left, and a female, right, of the new monkey species.

Meet the World’s Newest Monkey Species

Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the world's newest species of monkey

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Russian Mammoth Discovery May Lead to Furry Clones

Scientists discovered the remains of a woolly mammoth in Yakutia region on Russia’s Arctic coast

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The Best Argument for Saving Threatened Species That Do Not Benefit Humans

A new list of the world's 100 most threatened species challenges the world to care

All Ears! An Underwater Sculpture that Listens

A collaboration between sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and marine biologist Heather Spence aims to track the development of a new coral reef

Oil hangs in the water following the blow-out of the Macondo well, June 19, 2010.

How Scientists Know the Tar Balls Hurricane Isaac Dredged Up Came From the BP Oil Spill

Scientists confirm that oil strewn by hurricane Isaac derived from BP's blown-out Macondo well

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Three Decades After Last Sighting, Japanese River Otter Declared Extinct

Japan bids its Japanese River Otter a collective 'sayonara' this week after the country's Ministry of the Environment officially declared the species extinct

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