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This little guy symbolizes protection of nature and resilience in the harshest of conditions, says naturalist.
Loose skin helps African elephants keep cool and naked mole rats burrow underground, for starters.
The wels catfish is Europe's largest freshwater fish.
The Myanmar Jerdon's babbler was thought to have gone the way of the dodo—until scientists stumbled across it during a 2014 expedition.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has long been under fire for its treatment of elephants.
Color blind or optical illusion? Scientists offer clues as to why people see different colors in the same dress.
Islamic militants have destroyed priceless statues in Iraq. What was lost, and why is it important?
Courageous bands of volunteers are dodging bullets and bombs to vaccinate the country's children against the disease.
Female killer whales that live long past their "childbearing" days may be wise matriarchs that help their groups survive, a new study claims.
Astronomers are watching a strange supernova explode nine billion light-years away.
Planetary scientists have figured out how much water filled a Martian sea four billion years ago—and it was a lot.
Chemicals that mimic estrogen and other hormones are costing the EU $175 billion per year in health care, according to new research.
It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.
Pennsylvania ice fishermen received quite a surprise this week.
Rising temperatures and declining snowpack in the mountains mean that the drought across the western U.S. is about to get even worse.
Experts weigh in on a photograph of a least weasel attacking a European green woodpecker in flight.
Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.
A recent report of a male black-and-white tegus attempting to mate with a dead female in Brazil raises the question: Why are some animals necrophiliacs?
Pakistani doctor helped lead the CIA to bin Laden—and unwittingly inspired a backlash against vaccines.
A family of seven, driven from their country by violence, is building a new life in North Carolina with help from the U.S. government, resettlement workers, and volunteers.