Frog Population Decline Linked to Killer Pathogen
Wood frogs are highly susceptible to ranavirus

July 28th, 2014
Ranavirus may be partly to blame for dwindling frog populations.
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Why Are Whales Not Recovering? (Op-Ed)
Whale with propeller wound
July 26th, 2014
When commercial whaling was banned in 1986 it put an end to a harvest that threatened the existence of some of the most majestic animals on Earth.
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Bonobos Invade 'Planet of the Apes' (Op-Ed)
Bonobo and baby, Etumbe and her baby
July 26th, 2014
Despite film portrayal, bonobos tend to be peacekeepers, even after experimentation.
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Mammoths and Mastodons of the Ohio Valley Were Homebodies
Mammoth Jawbone
July 28th, 2014
Mammoths and mastodons of present-day southwestern Ohio and northwestern Kentucky, were homebodies that tended to stay in one area, a new study finds.
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Why Cold-Blooded Critters Don't Need Fur
cold-blooded animals, fly, temperature
July 26th, 2014
Animals have evolved to occupy almost all corners of the Earth. To survive, no matter the weather outside, they all need temperature-sensitive bodily reactions to work.
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Even Zookeepers Have Their Favorites (Op-Ed)
California sea lion
July 25th, 2014
As a zookeeper, sometimes you get to pick favorites (but don't tell the monkeys).
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Did All Dinosaurs Sport Feathers? Downy Beast Suggests Yes
New Feathered Dinosaur Species
July 24th, 2014
Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' might need a little more revising — a newly discovered dinosaur species offers hints that feathers were much more common among the ancient beasts than once thought.
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Could Dinosaurs Have Survived the Impact that Killed Them?
asteroid impact illustration
July 28th, 2014
The space rock that wiped out most of the dinosaurs may have had a colossal case of bad timing. If the impact had occurred a few million years earlier or later, more of the majestic beasts may have survived, scientists say.
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Feed the Birds? Not Popcorn and Crumbled Bread (Op-Ed)
July 26th, 2014
Feed the birds — but not bread, crackers and junk food.
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True New Yorkers: Not Much Fazes NYC Squirrels
squirrel city urban life evolution new york city
July 25th, 2014
Researchers observed that a certain species of squirrel in New York City adapts its behavior to that of humans by avoiding unnecessary contact with people and going about its day uninterrupted.
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