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DNA testing suggests Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico might actually be a unique species on the brink of extinction.
There are plenty of critters out there who are just as curious about you as you are about them.
Scientists still aren't entirely sure how the spiders make use of the carbon nanotubes, but their webs are the strongest ever recorded.
There are myths about owls in every culture living in owl territory. While they sound a bit outlandish now, these ideas were regarded as truths not that long ago.
When a Reddit user's security light came on at 1 a.m. this week, he peeked outside the window and saw something truly adorable: Fox cubs playing with his dog's tennis ball. [Video]
Egg producers are increasingly advertising their chickens as 'vegetarian' thanks to a diet free of animal byproducts. Here's why that isn't a good thing.
What do you give a girl who has everything? The perfect nesting material, of course.
Sea otters hold hands so they don't float away during naps, and baby dolphins don't sleep at all for the first months of life. In the animal kingdom, there's a wide variety of sleeping habits.
After last year's traumatic nesting season, bird lovers are creatively increasing awareness of night herons.
Let's see how well you know your own species' family tree.
After 'The Daily Show,' the famous funnyman gets serious about farm animal protection.
Scientists first heard the Sichuan bush warbler sing in 1992, but it took two decades to find and identify the new species.
Before you head out to explore a reef or swim along the coastline, learn which species to avoid.
These receptors are built for speed, allowing bats to respond to stimuli in a split second.
Like many whales, this gentle giant seems to enjoy interacting with humans — as long as it's voluntary.
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