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British photographer Paul Williams was on assignment in Sri Lanka when he came across a baby palm squirrel that had fallen out of its nest.
The insect uses its waste to build its nests and line its tunnels, raising helpful disease-fighting microbes.
By analyzing ear wax from a deceased blue whale, scientists gained clues to years of chemical exposure.
Scientists suggest that if it weren't for the woodpeckers, the borer population would be much larger.
It's possible that young humpback females not pregnant with calves may stay behind in Antarctica to avoid the energy-draining commute to warmer waters.
Earth is home to a strange array of animals, humans included. Can you recognize our beastly brethren based on their eyes alone?
The new snail completely lacks eyes and shell pigmentation as neither would serve any purpose in dark caves.
A new study finds that the most important conservation areas overlap with key regions for the world's religions.
After spending their summers in the lush meadows of the Bavarian Alps, German cattle are herded back down the valleys to their farms to hunker down for the winter.
Italian police suspect the Mafia may be behind the purloined pony.
Hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats roost under a causeway in California. Our intrepid photographer shares some amazing photos from their nightly feeding.
They're cute (look at that nose!), athletic (long-distance swim, anyone?) and can crush bones with their teeth ('nuff said). Meet the river otter.
The research may help scientists to understand how the species will survive in the face of climate change.
Everything you need to know to impress your Australian friends.
Scientists don't know how the orangutans decide on which direction they plan to go.
Eco-entrepreneur on politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Russell blogs about the day's top science and eco-news.