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Exclusive: Fatal Disease Likely Found in Lion Cubs for First Time

April 11, 2018 - 9:29am
Caused by a mineral deficiency, the paralyzing disease normally affects sheep, cattle, and goats.
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Chimps Eat Baby Monkey Brains First—A Clue to Human Evolution

April 11, 2018 - 8:25am
The apes have surprising strategies for how they eat meat, a new study says.
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How One Country Is Restoring Its Damaged Ocean

April 10, 2018 - 10:01pm
Belize was criticized for putting its stunning coral reefs and other marine resources at risk. The country responded with innovative solutions.
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Tiny Gold Monkeys and Pumas Are Getting Their Own Highway

April 10, 2018 - 1:45pm
Conservationists say a new wildlife corridor will help save what's left of a Brazilian forest fractured by development.
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Head-Banging Gopher Tortoise Shows Why The Species Matters

April 10, 2018 - 10:44am
On Gopher Tortoise Day, the charismatic reptile sheds light on an animal crucial to the ecosystem of the southeastern U.S.
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These Are the 10 Most Endangered Rivers in the U.S.

April 10, 2018 - 8:20am
America's waterways face renewed threats from industry-friendly environmental policies, a new report finds.
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Origin of Mysterious 2,700-Year-Old Gold Treasure Revealed

April 9, 2018 - 10:01pm
New analysis unveils the origin of the storied Carambolo Treasure, and despite previous claims, it has nothing to do with Atlantis.
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This Man Has Helped Give 460 Dead Whales a Second Life—As Art

April 9, 2018 - 3:51pm
Hori Parata handles dead whales on New Zealand beaches the Maori way: He extracts the bones so they can be carved into jewelry or art.
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These Beetles Use Booze-Soaked Trees to Farm Their Food

April 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
Ambrosia beetles have a surprising reason for seeking out trees full of ethanol.
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Prehistoric 'Sea Monster' May Be Largest That Ever Lived

April 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
Finding the 85-foot ichthyosaur hints that other isolated bones from the U.K. may also belong to ancient behemoths.
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See How Spiders 'Fly' Around the World on Their Silk

April 9, 2018 - 10:15am
By releasing a silky sail, the crawlers can “balloon” far distances—sometimes over entire oceans. See how they catch the wind.
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Why Space Fans Flock to This Eerie Landscape

April 9, 2018 - 10:11am
“It’s almost like outer space coming to you,” a photographer says of the aurora-filled skies over this otherworldly locale.
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88,000-Year-Old Finger Bone Pushes Back Human Migration Dates

April 9, 2018 - 9:00am
The find, from a prehistoric lake site in Saudi Arabia, challenges the idea that modern humans did not leave Africa until 60,000 years ago.
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Changing the Way We Think About Plastics

April 9, 2018 - 6:00am
Evian is setting the standard for a world without waste plastic.
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Meet the Beetles that Harvest Fog in the Desert

April 6, 2018 - 10:01pm
It's just one weird way animals drink.
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How Animal Rescues Like Justin Beaver Help Their Species

April 6, 2018 - 10:01pm
Plucky rescues like "JB" and Arnie the Armadillo can serve as educational ambassadors, but their care can be tricky.
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Three Billionaires Are Racing to Space. Who Will Win?

April 6, 2018 - 10:01pm
Elon Musk is eyeing Mars, Jeff Bezos aims for the moon, Richard Branson is all about space tourism. Some say they should save Earth first.
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This Snake Rips Its Prey Into Pieces, Instead of Swallowing it Whole

April 6, 2018 - 3:03pm
"They are doing things that snakes are not supposed to do," expert says of the cat-eyed water snake.
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How Do You Protect Endangered Animals at Night? Ask an Astrophysicist.

April 6, 2018 - 2:45pm
To covertly watch animals targeted by poachers, this team of scientists wants to send in the drones.
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Fact or Fiction: Can You Really Sweat Out Toxins?

April 6, 2018 - 11:09am
There are plenty of good reasons to work up a sweat. Detoxifying your body isn’t one of them.
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