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To study how sponges filter feed, researchers injected a harmless fluorescent dye into the water near the animals and filmed as the dye passed through them. [Video]
Both gorgeous and perfectly adapted to its marshy habitat, the purple gallinule is a fascinating southeastern bird species.
Wombats, short-legged marsupials from Australia, are known for digging holes, chewing roots and being generally adorable. But, as this video proves, there's much more to them than meets the eye. [Video]
Nothing says love like planting a wet one right on the nose.
A quiet moment of meditation can be found in this photo of a beautiful bird elegantly poised in slate-gray water.
Scientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.
Goats are experiencing a great deal of Internet fame these days, and it's no surprise — they're some seriously talented animals. [Video]
We have your "awwwwww!!!" for the day right here.
Scientists analyzed 36 hair samples from supposed Bigfoot sightings, and the only interesting results were from two probably extinct bears.
It's not for a lack of creativity on the part of the namer. It's just that, well, sometimes the names of other species just fit best.
The fuzzy gray chick will spend about 45 days in a burrow with its parents, and webcam viewers can watch 24 hours a day as he grows into an adult puffin.
These penguins rely on the ice, which is melting as the planet warms, for breeding and raising their young.
This iridescent blue butterfly thrills not only nature lovers and entomologists, but also scientists looking for answers to several tricky problems.
Pablo Escobar’s legacy of mayhem continues by way of a thriving population of giant African mammals.
Organization is hoping to expose a multi-billion dollar industry that they say has 'little or no enforcement, monitoring and limits.'
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