Russell McLendon

Russell McLendon
Russell is science editor for Mother Nature Network. He writes MNN's Translating Uncle Sam features, works on infographics and other special projects, and blogs for the Earth Matters channel.

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Whales and dolphins have human-like social and cultural skills

That huge helium deposit under Tanzania is even bigger than we thought

10 rivers may deliver bulk of ocean plastic

The Yellowstone supervolcano could wake up more quickly than we thought

Birds with friendly neighbors age more slowly

Scientists find pesticide residue in 75 percent of honey

6 interesting facts about boa constrictors

Las Vegas residents line up by hundreds to donate blood

Hawaiian crows return from extinction in wild

Fish personalities can be surprisingly complex

15 amazing camouflaged animals

The risk of extinction is highest for Earth's largest and smallest animals