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Tiny Real-Life Horse of Greek Myth Headed for Extinction

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:55:01 GMT

Skyros ponies, thought to have pulled Achilles' legendary chariot, have declined to about 200 animals left on Earth.












What Can We Learn From a Nazi Time Capsule?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:02:39 GMT




Watch a Mother Cockroach and Fire Ants Fight to the Death

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:32:55 GMT

Dramatic footage shows life trying to find a way during a brutal battle.



Animals Rescued From the 'World’s Worst Zoo'

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:05:31 GMT

An animal-welfare organization reflects on its nerve-wracking rescue—and what it might means for hundreds of other troubled zoos around the world.






This Is the Worst Insect Sting in the World

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:22:51 GMT







Global Warming Is Real—But 13 Degrees? Not So Fast

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:06 GMT

Scientists are dismissing a new study suggesting Earth could already be doomed to warming of as much as 13 degrees Fahrenheit.









Some Monkeys Have Blue Testicles—Here's Why

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Several African primates—like vervets and mandrills—sport vibrant colors for a very specific reason.






National Park Service Faces Sex Harassment Scandal

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:12:00 GMT

After employees allege years of offensive behavior at major parks, official calls it a "wake-up call" for the agency to act.



Australia Is Drifting So Fast GPS Can't Keep Up

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:54:00 GMT

A significant correction must be made by the end of the year for navigation technology to keep working smoothly.



Devil Frog Vomits Up a New Ant Species

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:10:04 GMT

Sometimes scientists make discoveries in the strangest of places. Like the belly of a poison frog.









Watch a Daring Mission to Rescue Rare Tree Frogs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:05:15 GMT

A conservation project in Honduras battles invasive fungus disease and illegal logging.



Keys to Our Early Ancestry Provide Plenty More to Unlock

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:39:00 GMT

David Lordkipanidze's finds ultimately upended prior theory on human's early ancestors.









These 7 Obscure Animals May Get More Protection From Humans

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT

The future of these little-known species may depend on decisions made in South Africa in a couple of weeks.















Pioneering Conservation Biologist Reshaped Our Understanding of Bears and Yellowstone

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:53:45 GMT

John Craighead passed away at the age of 100.



Cape Fur Seal Trade Remains Shrouded in Secrecy

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:33:53 GMT

Namibia’s sealing industry persists in the face of a global trend toward ending the trade.



One Snow Leopard Needs a Protected Range Bigger Than Aruba

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:24:00 GMT

The big cats' home territories are up to 44 times bigger than previously thought, a new study using GPS collars reveals.






Can Mexico's Bat Man be Tequila's Super Hero?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:39:00 GMT

Rodrigo Medellin's efforts to save the lesser long-nosed bat is tied to Mexico's blue agave plant.



How Male Widow Spiders Avoid Being Cannibalized During Sex

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:01:00 GMT

The arachnids choose the right females, a new study says.



New Book Calls for Removal of Outdoor Cats 'By Any Means'

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:09:00 GMT

Cat Wars ignites a fiery debate over the future of felines.












How Protecting Animals Led to Allegations of Torture and Rape

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:35:00 GMT

Recent human rights abuses in Tanzania's fight to stop wildlife poaching call into question whether drastic new measures will be above board.









Should We Be Worried About North American Moose?

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT







How Mapmakers Make Mountains Rise Off the Page

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:37:09 GMT










This Popular Aquarium Fish Might Vanish From the Wild

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:03 GMT

The survival of a spectacular coral fish from Indonesia may depend on a decision made in South Africa this month.



Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT










A Legal Trade in Ivory Would Wipe Out Elephants, Study Finds

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:00:26 GMT

New research suggests that demand far outpaces the amount of ivory Africa’s elephants could sustainably provide.






The Power of One Person to Change the World

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:25:00 GMT




Saving Rwanda's Endangered Species, One at a Time

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:44:00 GMT

Veterinarian Olivier Nsengimana is driving the rescue of the gray crowned crane.






Orca Shows and Breeding Banned in California

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:15:15 GMT




This Dinosaur Wore Camouflage

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:03:09 GMT




The Truth Behind the Five-Second Rule Revealed

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:59:44 GMT




The Super-Ancient Origins of Your Blue Jeans

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:00:04 GMT













Stingrays Chew? Who Knew?

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:53:00 GMT



















The Ultimate Freedom: Airstream Debuts Basecamp

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:32:42 GMT




U.K. Braces for a Massive Explosion of Flies

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:52:00 GMT







Dyed but Alive, Disguised Birds Skirt Laws and Fetch High Prices

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT

A common sight in India’s markets, birds dyed to look like rare and exotic species are a growing problem for both conservation and animal welfare.






See a Slowpoke Star and a Rare Double Eclipse

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:51:00 GMT










First Dolphins Killed in Japan’s Notorious Annual Hunt

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 16:00:50 GMT

A pod of 20 Risso’s dolphins were killed by fishermen in Taiji, local media report.






That Fish on Your Dinner Plate May Be an Endangered Species

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:54:28 GMT

Endangered and threatened fish are sometimes passed off as other species in markets around the world, according to a new report.


















Africa May Have New Giraffe Species—And This Could Help Protect Them

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:00:03 GMT

The discovery may help save the long-necked herbivore, whose numbers are plummeting in sub-Saharan Africa.






In First, UN Will Consider Antibiotic Resistance

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:04:43 GMT




Biologist Says Nature Should Be For the Masses

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:31:00 GMT




This River in Russia Just Turned Red

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:23:00 GMT







How to Lasso a Mexican Crocodile—at Night

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:37:19 GMT










Now’s Your Best Chance to See the Milky Way

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 21:50:25 GMT













Long-Lost Comet Lander Finally Found

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 16:12:18 GMT