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Watch a Giant Spider Drag a Mouse

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:52:35 GMT

A video from Australia shows a lethal battle between a huntsman spider and a rodent.

Why Snakes Don't Have Legs (For Now)

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:09:00 GMT

Why Cats Lick Plastic, and Other Odd Behaviors Explained

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Experts weigh in on feline grooming, zooming, and a strange fetish.

More Snow Leopards Poached, Even as Bold Plan Fights Decline

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:45:00 GMT

On the eve of International Snow Leopard Day, there’s good news and bad news for the secretive big cats of Central Asia.

Watch How Bees Teach Each Other to Solve Problems

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:34:53 GMT

New research with bumblebees hints at how knowledge can quickly spread through a population.

U.S. Hunters Banned from Importing Trophies from Captive Lions

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:07:46 GMT

South Africa’s captive lions are raised to be hunted within confined spaces, a practice experts consider cruel and unrelated to conservation.

Two-Headed Shark Is First of Its Kind

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:31:00 GMT

A rare find from the Mediterranean expands the number of animals that have been born with two heads.

Finding Clarity in the Stars

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:35:31 GMT

Why Yellow Birds Mysteriously Turn Red

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

No one could figure out why a North American woodpecker's feathers were changing color—until now.

10,000 'Scrotum Frogs' Die Mysteriously in Lake Titicaca

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:39:00 GMT

Scientists are blaming pollution around the South American lake and are searching for answers.

Where Women with Zika Fear Prison

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:21:00 GMT

Swans Found to Windsurf Across Water

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Dogs Are Now Parachuting From the Sky to Help Save Wildlife

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:34:00 GMT

Dogs Are Now Parachuting From the Sky to Help Save Wildlife

Massive 14-Pound Lobster Caught

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:59:20 GMT

A charter in Bermuda had the night of their lives.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Scientists

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:51:05 GMT

The Bear That Walked Like a Human May Have Been Killed by One

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:34:38 GMT

Fans of the New Jersey bear Pedals mourn the presumed slaying by a hunter of a resilient animal that had overcome a disability.

NASA’s Bold Plan to Hunt for Fossils on Mars

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:29:29 GMT

Oldest Panda in Captivity Dies in Hong Kong

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:53:22 GMT

Surviving the Fall of ISIS

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 02:33:32 GMT

What Was the Biggest Insect That Ever Lived?

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

How to See the Hunter’s Supermoon

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 22:07:00 GMT

Why Sharks Are Getting Stuck in Diver Cages

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:35:00 GMT

Lessons From a Quiz: How to Make Exotic Pets Unappealing

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:10:00 GMT

Results from an online quiz studying how to keep people from buying wild animals for their homes.

What You Need to Know About London’s Escaped Gorilla

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:28:57 GMT

The silverback Kumbuka slipped his keepers, calling to mind the recent death of Harambe in Ohio.

'Extreme Weather' Film Connects Nature's Fury to Climate Change

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Filmmaker behind new IMAX documentary also shares how his team made such stunning imagery—and sometimes it was harrowing.

Great White Fight: Scientists Feud Over Shark Tagging

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:36:00 GMT

A battle between state and nonprofit researchers is raging off Cape Cod, highlighting sensitivities in animal studies.

TripAdvisor Halts Ticket Sales to Cruel Wildlife Attractions

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:42:58 GMT

The travel website, which came under pressure earlier this year for promoting and profiting from inhumane tourism activities, also plans to educate users on animal welfare.

Why This Scientist Prefers Researching Treetops

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:48:00 GMT

There’s More Than One Way to Map an Election

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:55:14 GMT

Baby Animals Rescued From Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:10:48 GMT

A refuge in Florida is treating more than a hundred animals that were injured by the storm.

Watch How Bizarre 'Water Monsters' Get a Second Chance

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Traditional Mexican farmers and scientists have teamed up to save the endangered axolotl in Mexico City.

When Survival Depends on What's in Your Backpack

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:56:00 GMT

Hurricane Matthew’s Destructive Storm Surges Hint at New Normal

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 18:49:37 GMT

The coastal U.S. is highly vulnerable to rising seas, which are expected to surge in the coming years. Will this storm be a wake-up call?

The Real Reason Clowns Creep Us Out

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:05:06 GMT

5 Times Evolution Ran in ‘Reverse’

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:35:38 GMT

Pictures Reveal Hurricane Matthew's Destruction in Haiti

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:11:00 GMT

As the Category 4 storm barrels north across the Caribbean, photographs show the destruction in its wake.

Orca Killed by Satellite Tag Leads to Criticism of Science Practices

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:54:00 GMT

The death of a rare killer whale in the Pacific Northwest has been linked to a tagging effort, causing an outcry.

What Causes Hurricanes?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:37:00 GMT

How Much Do You Really Know About Hurricanes?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:03:00 GMT

Take our quick quiz to test your knowledge of Mother Nature's fury.

Enlisting an Army to Save a Forest

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 21:04:00 GMT

Rare Fatality Mirrors 'Crocodile Hunter' Death by Stingray

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:17:40 GMT

A freak incident killed a 62-year-old diver in Singapore, in circumstances similar to the death of Steve Irwin in 2006.

Mid-Century Nuclear Weapons Tests Can Help Fight Elephant Poaching

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:12:00 GMT

One of 10 surprising takeaways from the world’s leading wildlife conference.

Why Crested Penguins Always Lay Doomed Eggs

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:01:00 GMT

U.S. Hasn't Gone This Long Without a Big Hurricane in 150 Years

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:54:00 GMT

“Luck is the main factor,” says one prominent meteorologist. “But this year, the U.S.’s luck has changed.” Here comes Hurricane Matthew.

Extinct Car-Size Shark Discovered

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:16:00 GMT

The big predator plied the ancient waters of both the Atlantic and Pacific.

President Obama Urges Swift Action on Climate Change

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:16:00 GMT

The leader hosted Leonardo DiCaprio and top scientists at a special event at the White House, which included a screening of the Nat Geo documentary Before the Flood.

The World Votes to Keep Rhino Horn Sales Illegal

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:07:00 GMT

A proposal by Swaziland to legalize trade in rhino horn was rejected at the wildlife trade conference in South Africa.

Rare, Colorful Lightning Sprites Dance Over Hurricane

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:57:00 GMT

The unusual phenomena were caused by discharges of energy above the storm.

Bid to Revive Ivory Trade Fails

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:11:00 GMT

Even as nations voted to prevent two countries from selling ivory, they denied protections for elephants that would ban the ivory trade.

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio and Barack Obama Talk Climate Change Live

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:40:00 GMT

We're livestreaming a special White House event ahead of the premiere of DiCaprio's new documentary film Before the Flood.

Living the Dream: Have Airstream, Will Travel

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 14:56:23 GMT

What Pop Culture Can Teach You About Science

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Tarantulas, Killer Caterpillars, and the Most Misunderstood Bugs

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:00:04 GMT

Cockroaches are excellent dads, for starters.

For the First Time, Bees Declared Endangered in the U.S.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee, decimated by invasive species and habitat loss, are now federally protected.

Rich People’s Pet Cheetahs Put Wild Cheetahs at Risk

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:21:00 GMT

As more cheetahs are smuggled out of Africa into the Gulf states, a global wildlife summit tackles the exotic pet trade.

Famous Frog Toughie Dies, Sending Species to Extinction

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:32:00 GMT

The tree frog's loss warns of other extinctions, says the photographer who featured the animal in his Photo Ark project.

What Happens to Smuggled Animals After They’re Seized?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:08:00 GMT

The world’s wildlife trade policy body wants better treatment and tracking of illegally traded animals confiscated by authorities.

Our Part of the Milky Way Is Four Times Bigger Than We Thought

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:53:00 GMT

Radio astronomers announce a major new finding that changes how scientists view the structure of our home galaxy.