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Seeing Animals Migrate in Yellowstone Is Pretty Incredible

Seeing Animals Migrate in Yellowstone Is Pretty Incredible

It’s wonderful to be able to see nature like this, with animals in a habitat that has largely been left untouched. I’ve watched this video multiple times, first to see the animals—elk, pronghorn, etc.—migrate and then again to just appreciate the beauty of Yellowstone.

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April 7th

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Google Now Plays the Noises Animals Make

What noise does a zebra make, again? There’s no need to guess, because now you can search for “animal noises” in the search engine and you’ll be presented with a panel that lets you hear roars, oinks, quacks and more. Silly, yes—but also oddly compelling, especially if you have children.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 7th

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The World’s Smallest Primate Can Do More Pullups Than You

The adorable gray mouse lemur weighs just 1.5 to 3 ounces, but its tiny frame belies its impressive strength. French researchers put the creature’s grip to the test and found, on average, that mouse lemurs can pull more than ten times their own body weight.

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Jennifer Ouellette

April 6th

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Birds Nest Near Alligators to Scare Off Predators and “Pay” Them in Rejected Chicks

A lot of things eat baby birds, and alligators eat most of those things. Birds in the Everglades seem to have noticed this, and nest in trees near alligators. The alligators provide a benefit to the birds, keeping away the opossums and raccoons that would eat their eggs. But what might the alligators get out of it?

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

March 23rd

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Hyenas and Wolves Are Teaming Up to Survive

Different species of carnivores don’t get along. At best, they’re in direct competition for prey. At worst, they turn each other into prey. But recently, zoologists found that two predators are teaming up to both survive and haunt your nightmares.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

March 18th

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Hyenas and Wolves Are Teaming Up to Survive

Different species of carnivores don’t get along. At best, they’re in direct competition for prey. At worst, they turn each other into prey. But recently, zoologists found that two predators are teaming up to both survive and haunt your nightmares.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

March 18th

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There’s a Bald Eagle Serial Killer on the Loose

In February, the bodies of 13 bald eagles were found in a Maryland field. Now, US Fish & Wildlife Services have announced that the deaths were “human caused” and are issuing a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

March 10th

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Why Self-Fertilizing Worms Have Shorter Lifespans 

Self-fertilization isn’t uncommon in the animal world. Nematode worms have made the switch from sex to self-fertilization several times. A new study found that switching to self-fertilization shaves time off lifespans in a population, and researchers have a few ideas as to why.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

March 4th

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Watch These Two Rattlesnakes Battle It Out in Elaborate ‘Combat Dance’

A Phoenix woman hiking along a trail stumbled across a couple of male rattlesnakes locked in an elaborately orchestrated “combat dance.” Frankly, it looks a lot like a mating ritual, especially when you consider that this behavior is usually only seen during breeding season. But apparently they really are fighting.

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Jennifer Ouellette

March 2nd

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Why Bats Can Carry Ebola Without Dying From It

Bats take the blame for spreading all kinds of diseases, from ebola to Middle Eastern Respiratory virus. So why don’t we find huge caches of dead bats? New research sheds light on how bats can carry diseases without dying from them.

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Esther Inglis-Arkell

February 23rd

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