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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.
Scientists are finding new ways to help stop poachers from hunting endangered animals.
The biggest encyclopedia ever, with an entry for every living species, is available now at a computer near you.
Scientists were surprised to find Antarctic krill lurking at the bottom of the sea.
Zoo designers work hard to make exhibits safe and enjoyable—for people as well as animals.
Climate change and warmer waters could threaten the survival of king penguins.
At least one type of whale hears by using its jaw and throat to bring sound to its ears.
Animals need sleep and sometimes achieve it under what we'd consider extraordinary conditions.
Researchers have discovered a species of elephant-shrew that is entirely new to science.
By studying grizzlies in captivity, scientists are gaining insights into how bears—and their hearts—tick.
Monkeys can estimate sums almost as quickly as people can. The finding provides insight into how math skills developed in the human brain.
Birds that steal might be the smartest birds in the flock.