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Are you ready to teach your dog one of the most important tricks he'll ever learn? Here's what you need to know.
According to a new study, each time a chimpanzee observed a new tool in use, the ape was 15 times more likely to develop the behavior.
Dolphins' reactions to a magnetized block led scientists to conclude that the marine mammals may be sensitive to Earth's magnetic field.
This little cold-loving critter is the canary in the climate change coal mine. Monitoring the species' movements gives us insights about shifts in mountain temperatures.
DNA testing suggests Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico might actually be a unique species on the brink of extinction.
Dr. Susan Kelleher treats everything from hedgehogs and tortoises to potbellied pigs at her Florida clinic.
The ability to taste certain flavors varies across the animal kingdom. Take a look at how our tongues compare to those of other species.
A new video shows the hatchlings bound across a beach and splash into the sea for the first time.
Learn why this is one of the most coveted times of day for photographers seeking the perfect light.
It's very likely there's not a missing link between dinosaurs and modern birds.
Here's our list of the strangest serpents in the world.
The designer of the Bee Saver, a bioplastic keychain that contains artificial nectar, believes small acts can make a big difference.
After months of silence, the Staten Island Zoo comes clean about the mortality — and gender — of Charles 'Chuck' G. Hogg, New York's most famous hibernating rodent.
The fossils may represent the transition between single-celled life and multicellular animals.
Territoriality, the lack of available prey and the vulnerability of smaller males are potential reasons for cannibalistic behavior among octopuses in the wild.
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