Snake in the Grass! Huge Everglades Python Shows Invasive Issue
The giant python.
July 31st, 2015
A giant python, about as long as a shipping container, was captured in Everglades National Park in Florida earlier this month (July 9).
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Deadly Fungus Could Threaten US Salamanders
Ensatina salamanders
July 30th, 2015
An emerging infectious fungus that causes salamanders to die in droves could soon land on North American shores, scientists warn.
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What's This Winning Science Image?
Mouse Skin - Photo Contest Winner
July 29th, 2015
A gorgeous riot of color comes from a surprising source in the winning image of a PLOS Genetics photo contest.
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New Dinosaur's Powerful Sniffer Helped It Track Prey
Dinosaur S. sullivani
July 31st, 2015
While pursing his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Steven Jasinski fulfilled a childhood dream: he discovered a brand new dinosaur.
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Cecil the Lion: Do Paid Hunting Permits Help Save Wildlife?
Lion
July 30th, 2015
Money from sports-hunting permits can fund protected parks that shelter wildlife and engage local communities in animal protection, but does paying such exorbitant fees actually help or hurt wildlife conservation?
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Endangered Penguins Charm, from Tiny to King Size (Photos)
African penguin chicks, was
July 29th, 2015
Can perky penguins survive as the oceans grow crowded?
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Polar Bear Awes with Record-Breaking Dive
The male polar bear.
July 28th, 2015
Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers.
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NYC Light Show Aims to Raise Awareness About Endangered Species
The Empire State Building.
July 30th, 2015
Getting people to pay attention to a huge, global problem is easier when you have an enormous billboard at your disposal.
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In Photos: Festive Scenes from Panda Birthday Parties
July 29th, 2015
Jia Jia, a female giant panda, recently set new Guinness World Records for being the oldest panda in captivity. Here are photos of Jia Jia and her fellow pandas at Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
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Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth
Northern White Rhino - Nabire
July 28th, 2015
One of the last five northern white rhinoceroses in the world has died. Three females and one male are left.
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