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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.

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Imperiled Penguins

By | October 1, 2015

See the volunteers and veterinarians who are helping to rehabilitate wayward penguins that wash up on the coast of Brazil.

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Ocean Sentinels

By | October 1, 2015

Researchers are struggling to understand shifts in the migratory patterns of penguins in the Southwest Atlantic.

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Behavior Brief

By | September 2, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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A Fishy Chorus

By | September 1, 2015

Watch the coelacanth documentary that fish biologist Eric Parmentier and filmmaker Laurent Ballesta were making when they discovered and recorded a world of undersea sound.

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Musical Scales

By | September 1, 2015

The quest to document an ancient sea creature reveals a cyclical chorus of fish songs.

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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Mimicry Muses

By | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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1 + 1 = 1

By | July 1, 2015

Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.

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