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A moon-watching robot can demystify what migrating birds do at night
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it’s the perfect time to watch for migrating birds.
Behold, the tapir frog’s magnificent snout
Long snoot, small squeak.
It was probably springtime when an asteroid did the dinosaurs in
At that time of year, dinosaurs may have been the most vulnerable.
A 500-pound black bear keeps breaking into California homes. What’s next?
The large bear associates neighborhoods with easy access to food.
A DNA tool designed to solve murders is exposing elephant poachers
Analyzing DNA from seized ivory is helping investigators and researchers match poached tusks to specific elephant families—and the poachers who targeted them.
Eagles face another major threat in the US: lead poisoning
A survey of more than 1,000 bald and golden eagles highlights a drastic increase in poisoning linked to lead-based ammunition.
Biologists successfully hatched gene-edited ticks for the first time
The five-year undertaking offers a sign that CRISPR/Cas9 could help prevent tick-borne diseases one day.
Gray wolves are headed back to the endangered species list
The US district court's ruling will have immediate impacts on wolf management in multiple western states.
Even dinosaurs couldn’t escape the sniffles
Fossilized vertebrae show tthe sauropod Dolly probably caught a fungal respiratory infection.
The Air Force dreads engaging wayward moose
"I would certainly not be first in line to stop one of those bio-tanks."