1. Animals

    Diving, rolling and floating, alligator style

    Alligators use the muscles around their lungs in a surprising way—to help them move quickly and smoothly through the swamps and waterways in which they live.

  2. Animals

    Animal CSI or from science lab to crime lab

    Scientists are finding new ways to help stop poachers from hunting endangered animals.

  3. Animals

    A ‘book’ on every living thing

    The biggest encyclopedia ever, with an entry for every living species, is available now at a computer near you.

  4. Animals

    Deep krill

    Scientists were surprised to find Antarctic krill lurking at the bottom of the sea.

  5. Animals

    The other side of the zoo fence

    Zoo designers work hard to make exhibits safe and enjoyable—for people as well as animals.

  6. Animals

    Cool penguins

    Climate change and warmer waters could threaten the survival of king penguins.

  7. Animals

    Hearing whales

    At least one type of whale hears by using its jaw and throat to bring sound to its ears.

  8. Animals

    Why cats nap and whales snooze

    Animals need sleep and sometimes achieve it under what we'd consider extraordinary conditions.

  9. Animals

    New elephant-shrew

    Researchers have discovered a species of elephant-shrew that is entirely new to science.

  10. Animals

    The secret lives of grizzlies

    By studying grizzlies in captivity, scientists are gaining insights into how bears—and their hearts—tick.

  11. Animals

    Monkey math

    Monkeys can estimate sums almost as quickly as people can. The finding provides insight into how math skills developed in the human brain.

  12. Animals

    Thieves of a feather

    Birds that steal might be the smartest birds in the flock.