Animals

  1. Animals

    Color-changing bugs

    A species of South American beetle changes color from shiny gold to dull red—and back again.

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  2. Environment

    Lessons from a lonely tortoise

    In the Galapagos Islands, scientists are struggling to save some of the most endangered creatures in the world.

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  3. Animals

    A Wild Ferret Rise

    Once nearly extinct, wild black-footed ferrets are making a comeback in Wyoming.

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  4. Animals

    Long nose, hopeful future

    A chainsaw-nosed creature of the sea finally earns some protection.

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  5. Tech

    Slip sliming away

    Scientists study how slime helps slugs and snails get around on only one foot.

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  6. Animals

    Polar bears in trouble

    Melting ice is bad news for polar bears that live in northern Alaska.

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  7. Animals

    The History of Meow

    Scientists have traced the history of housecats back to a wild species of cat that lived in the Near East thousands of years ago.

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  8. Animals

    News detective: Emily nurses wild animals

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  9. Animals

    Koalas, up close and personal

    By learning more about koalas, people may help save the animals from an uncertain future.

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  10. Animals

    Pothole repair, insect-style

    Army ants forced to travel on a narrow wooden strip throw themselves into holes and allow fellow travelers to race over them.

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  11. Animals

    Life on the Down Low

    The first scientific survey of organisms in the deep waters off Antarctica has discovered lots of life.

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  12. Animals

    Little beetle, big horns

    Why do dung beetles have horns? Biologists sniff out some answers.

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