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Study reveals 11 bizarre fish that can walk on land
Eleven species of fish are capable of walking on land, a new study reveals.
Sound of Silence
9.24.2020 6:14 PM
Study reveals coronavirus pandemic's surprising effect on how birds sing
It is not all quiet on the western front.
9.23.2020 10:00 PM
Scientists solve fairy circle mystery with math
Fairy circles are ethereal, but there's hard science behind these fantastical formations.
Gotta catch 'em all
9.23.2020 5:48 PM
Millions of animal mummies reveal an ancient people's voracious appetite
Ancient Egyptians preserved millions of birds to serve as food for their dead. But how they got these unfortunate avians remained a mystery — until now.
9.22.2020 10:18 PM
Why an ancient organism is killing elephants at an alarming rate
Cyanobacteria is a necessary part of life — and sometimes a deadly force.
Shake Ya Tailfeather
9.22.2020 6:36 PM
LISTEN: Hear birds communicate without using their beaks
Subtle differences in feather ruffle sounds helped researchers identify a new subspecies.
a series of unfortunate events
9.21.2020 8:42 PM
Notorious Australian spiders kill humans by "evolutionary coincidence"
A new study explains how a highly venomous group of spiders got their powers.
9.21.2020 7:00 PM
Can planting a trillion trees really help Earth? It's complicated
Scientists explore where it makes most sense to plant carbon-sequestering trees to fight climate change.
9.20.2020 3:30 PM
5 ways to eat healthier and more sustainably
Food choices can harm or benefit both human and environmental health. Here are some decisions you can make differently.
9.17.2020 6:08 PM
What performing magic for animals teaches us about the brain
Sleight-of-hand may work on animals, too.
9.16.2020 6:00 PM
One household chore is sneakily polluting the environment — study
Researchers are working on trapping synthetic microfibers at the source.
9.16.2020 6:00 PM
Can special diets protect aging dog health? Scientists test claims
New findings suggest that past research on diet does not apply to all dogs.
Melt and Rise
9.15.2020 10:00 PM
Antarctica glacier melt sparks concerns as pandemic delays climate talks
Two major glaciers are breaking up. That's bad news.
Far From Food
9.14.2020 11:00 PM
"Food miles" map shows how easy it is to eat locally in the United States
A new study pinpoints the best American regions for eating locally.
9.14.2020 7:03 PM
A unique trait shared by tortoises and humans changes a scientific belief
Solo or social, faces are important across the animal kingdom.
9.12.2020 1:00 PM
Four wild ways birds have evolved to live alongside humans
Birds in cities and other human-dominated areas have adapted to have big brains and curious behaviors.
9.11.2020 12:00 AM
Dog genome study finds surprising truth about labradoodles
Seems these labradoodles carry a bit of extra "-oodle" in their genes.
Superheroes of the sea
9.10.2020 6:10 PM
How a sea otter superpower helps protect the oceans against climate change
A new study reveals that the system only works when sea otters are around to keep it on track.
9.9.2020 11:00 PM
Changing our diet in 3 key ways could fundamentally alter climate change
A pair of studies argues it's time to reconsider our eating habits.
9.9.2020 9:46 PM
Where was your hometown 750 million years ago? Map reveals
Get to know your local fossils.
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