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healing

Dolphins in the Red Sea May Use Coral to 'Self-Medicate'

Scientists observing a pod in the wild think the animals may choose specific species for a skin care wellness routine.
June 7, 2022
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scientists at work

How Indigenous-Led Conservation Brought a Caribou Herd Back From the Brink

An innovative collaboration between two British Columbia First Nations protects the most vulnerable animals.
April 20, 2022
Gastro Obscura
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cookbooks

Remembering America's Forgotten 'Fish Evangelist'

Evelene Spencer was the force behind the wartime campaign that encouraged the country to love fish.
March 11, 2022
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orchards

How to Resurrect Gold-Rush Era Orchards Ravaged by Fire

The 2018 Carr Fire destroyed historic fruit trees—but not the will to make them bloom again.
January 14, 2022
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mammal

Wanted: Sweet Skunks That Do Sick Stunts

Scientists' creative approach to collecting spotted skunks led to a new family tree for the handstanding li'l stinkers.
September 22, 2021
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poaching

A San Francisco Airport Site Is Crawling With Snakes—And That's a Good Thing

An endangered species is thriving at a once-blighted lot, but climate change and other challenges threaten its future.
July 27, 2021
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biology

One Biologist’s 20-Year Mission to Save Angola’s Giant Sable

The curly-horned antelope is hanging in there—sometimes from a helicopter.
June 8, 2021
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monkeys

Won't Someone Please Think of Brazil's Least-Adorable Marmoset?

The wildly uncharismatic buffy-tufted-ear marmoset needs a boost.
April 5, 2021
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conservation

Why Rhinos Fly Upside Down Over Namibia

Researchers determined that the pachyderms fare just fine when they sail suspended from a helicopter.
February 9, 2021
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snails

The Milwaukee Dogs That Learned to Sniff Out New Zealand Mud Snails

In a Wisconsin basement, two Labradors learned to detect tiny aquatic hitchhikers.
January 11, 2021
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To Protect Pennsylvania's Hellbender, Teenagers Made It the State Amphibian

The Eastern hellbender looks like a long, slimy potato and is sometimes called a snot otter.
October 21, 2019