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  • Animals and trees saved, replaced from path of the Panama Canal expansion

    PANAMA CITY Rocks and earth aren't the only things being moved around during the Panama Canal expansion. Animals, birds and even a few insects rare ones have been trapped and relocated before the excavators and earth-moving equipment arrived. Thousands...
  • Ancient nightlife: Forebearers of mammals were nocturnal partiers

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nocturnal existence is a way of life for numerous mammals, from bats that swoop through dark skies to skunks that emit their noxious spray under moonlight and majestic lions, tigers and leopards that prowl the night. But this...
  • Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

    Medical research rarely uses female test subjects
    Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded. Dr. Melina R....
  • Polar bear DNA found from tracks in snow, in conservation step

    OSLO (Reuters) - Polar bear DNA has been isolated for the first time from footprints left in the snow on an Arctic island, a breakthrough that could help scientists better protect rare and endangered wild animals, experts said on Tuesday. Scientists...
  • Marking 100 years since Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, died

    Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha. She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday,...
  • New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life

    New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life
    More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth. A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
  • Video: A 'leg up' in evolution? Watch this fish walk on land

    Video: A 'leg up' in evolution? Watch this fish walk on land
    Sometimes a fish out of water really can do better on land! Scientists studying a strange fish called a bichir from riverbanks in Africa have found that when they raise these so-called dragon fish in a terrestrial environment, their bodies actually change...
  • How to cook grass-fed meat

    How to cook grass-fed meat
    Grass-fed beef and bison, pastured pork and poultry, and lamb and goat are enjoying a heyday right now. But if you don't cook them properly, you may be disappointed. We would never want that, so we're here to offer some tips to make your experience with...
  • Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious

    Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious
    People do it. So do chimpanzees, bonobos and baboons. Even dogs do it: They yawn when someone near them yawns. But why? Scientists believe it’s a sign that these animals are capable of feeling empathy – and a new study of wolves suggests it&...
  • Animal Island: End kitten's biting 'play' with a sock toy

    Q: We adopted a kitten when she was 10 weeks old. She is now 5 months old and loves to be cuddled and is very affectionate. She also likes to grab your arm and hold on with her claws and also bites. One minute she is cuddling with you, and then suddenly...
  • Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds

    Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds
    Hummingbirds don't have teeth, and yet they have quite a sweet tooth. They eat insects to get such essentials as protein and fat, but most of their diet consists of sugary nectar. This has puzzled scientists. Humans and other animals who prefer sweet...
  • CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program

    CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program
    On the verge of beginning her college career, 18-year-old Sophia Han recently returned from South Africa, where she worked alongside scientists whose mission is to protect leopards, monkeys and other wildlife in the Soutpansberg Mountains. Han was...