Fool's Gold Preserves Some of Earth's Oldest Fossils
Tubelike Fossils
December 18th, 2014
Fool's gold helps preserve the bodies of some of the world's oldest animals. Sulfur-eating bacteria in the ocean helped the process of fossilization along.
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Reindeer Populations Are Disappearing Worldwide
December 17th, 2014
Worldwide reindeer populations are dropping, and researchers say new herding and preservation methods are needed.
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Will Reindeer Popularity Help Protect Their Wild Kin? (Op-Ed)
Caribou, reindeer, endangered animals
December 18th, 2014
This Christmas, instead of wishing for reindeer on the roof, consider wishing for wild reindeer to get some much needed help.
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Bushfires Give Predators the Advantage
wildfires, wild fires, bushfires, predators, fauna
December 13th, 2014
Higher chances of predation are putting native fauna at risk.
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Olive Sunbirds, Wood Mice and the Race to Save African Wildlife (Gallery)
Gabon bird, biodiversity
December 12th, 2014
Cataloguing chimps, berries and other life in Africa, researchers race to protect biodiversity on a warming planet.
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For Sex-Changing Fish, Size Matters in Urchin Battle
Male sheephead fish
December 12th, 2014
A sex-changing California fish is growing bigger and gobbling up more sea urchins after a decade of protection, a new study finds.
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10 Cutest Animals in Science in 2014
Robot penguin with emperor penguins.
December 17th, 2014
Even the editors of serious scientific journals are not immune to the charms of sleepy koalas and penguins playing with robots. The video team at Nature picked their top 10 favorite science stories involving cute animals (and some bots) of this year.
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Orphaned Otter Pup in Chicago Named Luna
Luna resting near a pool
December 12th, 2014
With a bump from J.K. Rowling, "Luna" was picked as the name for an orphaned sea otter pup being raised at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.
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