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All the Animals That Love Touchscreens
From wolves to penguins to tortoises, creatures of all stripes are discovering the joys of computing. Could it improve their lives?
June 23, 2017
The Mysterious Dolphins of the Potomac
Almost nothing is known about the hundreds of bottlenoses who spend their summers near D.C.—but a group of researchers is trying to change that.
June 20, 2017
Paging Through the World's Handy, Adorable Orca Catalogs
A who's who for the orca set.
June 02, 2017
Please Look at These Turtles, Wolf Blitzer
With #ShowWolfATurtle, reptile biologists court a prominent new herp fan.
May 15, 2017
How to Make Friends and Influence Gators
Time to get used to the alligators among us, America.
May 11, 2017
Gorgeous, Gruesome Reminders to Bird-Proof Your Windows
When doves and pigeons collide with glass, they leave haunting images behind.
May 03, 2017
All Your Favorite Vacation Spots Have Been Overrun by Feral Chickens
Key West, Kauai, and Bermuda each have too many chickens—but very different ways of dealing with them.
April 14, 2017
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The Most Interesting Camel in the World
Before she retired to L.A.'s Griffith Park Zoo, Topsy was a soldier, a builder, a miner, and a movie star.
April 04, 2017
Why Are Penguins' Sex Lives So Scandalous?
Since the early 1900s, these adorable birds have been too freaky for us to handle.
March 15, 2017
Are We Knitting Too Many Tiny Sweaters for Animals?
Examining the enthusiasm for interspecies knitwear.
February 27, 2017
A 1902 Panther Escape Becomes Political
Ido Michaeli's new tapestry, "Black Panther Got Loose From the Bronx Zoo," brings allegory to a zoo breakout.
February 09, 2017
The Mystery of the World's Least American Cactus
How did Rhipsalis baccifera cross the ocean?
February 08, 2017
Feral Bunnies Are Taking Over Las Vegas
They've overrun yards, state parks, and even a mental health care facility—and no one knows what to do with them.
February 01, 2017
The Lovable Syrian Brown Bear Who Fought For His (Adoptive) Country
January 30, 2017
In the 1970s, the U.S. Navy Tried to Talk Like Whales
A recently declassified report reveals that Cold War submarines almost chirped and whistled.
January 17, 2017
Why the U.S. Government Treats Catfish Unlike Any Other Fish
There's a strange political battle over how catfish should be regulated.
January 05, 2017
Why Researchers Howl At Wolves—And Why Some Might Stop
For wolf experts, "elicited howling surveys" involve fearlessly imitating what they aim to study.
December 21, 2016
The Popular Victorian Clubs That Yearned To Fill Europe With Hippos
In the 19th century, dozens of Acclimatization Societies wanted to stock Europe with exotic beasts—and the colonies with tame ones.
December 08, 2016
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