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Bonobo "Baby Talk" Reveals Roots of Human Language

August 8, 2015 - 6:00am
We visit the Jacksonville Zoo to spend some quality family time with the endangered apes, among our closest kin.
Categories: Wild Music News

15 Intimate Portraits of Lions

August 8, 2015 - 6:00am
Cecil’s death has focused attention on wildlife crime. Lions aren’t the only threatened species. But they may well be the most charismatic.
Categories: Wild Music News

Scientists Share Wins, Epic Fails on Twitter

August 8, 2015 - 6:00am
Studying wild animals may sound exotic and exciting, but #Fieldworkfails shows the gritty—sometimes hilarious—reality of field biology.
Categories: Wild Music News

From Space, Astronaut Snaps Photo of Planets Aligned

August 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Scott Kelly caught the moon, Earth, Venus, and Jupiter in a row from his perch on the International Space Station.
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Pope Francis Has Never Used The Internet, But He Gets It

August 7, 2015 - 1:25pm
The pontiff understands the power of social media to convey his message: People, not doctrine and sin, belong at the center of Catholic life.
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We Finally Have Clues to How America's Lost Colony Vanished

August 7, 2015 - 11:06am
Artifacts suggest some members of ill-fated English settlement survived and assimilated with Native Americans.
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Meet the Deep-Sea Devil Fish's New Snaggletoothed Cousin

August 7, 2015 - 10:12am
With its curled lip and toothy smile, the new species of anglerfish reminds its discoverer of a "bad dream."
Categories: Wild Music News

Week's Best Space Pictures: Side-On View of Saturn's Ring

August 7, 2015 - 7:37am
Two of the ringed planet's moons make an appearance, and a telescope spies quirky asteroids lined up in a row.
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National Geographic Archives: Up From Hiroshima

August 7, 2015 - 7:00am
70 years ago, an American bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. In this archival piece from August 1995, Ted Gup visits the city 50 years after the attack.
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Chameleon Colors Reflect Their Emotions

August 7, 2015 - 6:47am
When light hits a chameleon's skin, the cells appear different colors depending on the mood of the animal.
Categories: Wild Music News

Leopard Seals Are Bullies, Thieves, New Video Shows

August 7, 2015 - 6:00am
The top predators reveal some surprising moves in a first look at their underwater lives.
Categories: Wild Music News

See How Cecil’s Death Changed Public Opinions on Lions

August 6, 2015 - 2:41pm
New poll provides fresh insights into public’s knowledge of endangered species.
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New GIF Shows Far Side of the Moon Passing by Earth

August 6, 2015 - 12:02pm
The images come from the same spacecraft that recently captured new views of the entire Earth’s surface.
Categories: Wild Music News

This Year’s Quiet Hurricane Season Could Still Surprise Us

August 6, 2015 - 9:29am
NOAA is predicting lighter-than-usual hurricane activity in the Atlantic this year. But quiet seasons aren't necessarily silent.
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This Ancient British Monument Was 10 Times Bigger Than Stonehenge

August 6, 2015 - 9:15am
As they excavate the site, archaeologists search for clues about what caused an “insane” building boom in Stone Age Britain.
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What Is This Car-Size Ball of Jelly That Mystified Divers?

August 6, 2015 - 8:00am
The ghostly blob isn't a new creature from the deep, but it is a rare sighting for squid aficionados.
Categories: Wild Music News

Who Was Jim Crow?

August 6, 2015 - 7:45am
Fifty years ago, the Voting Rights Act targeted the laws and practices of Jim Crow. Here’s where the name came from.
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This Bonsai Survived Hiroshima But Its Story Was Nearly Lost

August 5, 2015 - 4:55pm
The Japanese white pine weathered four centuries of history, including the atomic bomb.
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Why Do High-Altitude Snow Leopards Breathe Like Pussycats?

August 5, 2015 - 4:00pm
How these big cats thrive in low-oxygen mountain habitats is still a mystery, study says.
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4 Signs the Tide May Be Turning Against Lion Hunting, and 1 It Isn’t

August 5, 2015 - 2:31pm
International outcry over Cecil the lion’s death is sparking changes around the world.
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