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How to not get pricked by a North American porcupine
Don’t panic—this spiky friend is largely harmless.
This 120-million-year-old bird may have been one of the first to shake its tail feathers
The magpie-sized Yuanchuavis probably wasn’t a strong flyer, but it did dress to impress.
Schoolkids in New Zealand discovered a new species of giant penguin
The new fossil is one of the most intact specimens of giant penguins we have.
Cyclones can be fatal for seabirds, but not in the way you think
An analysis of puffins and other birds could explain mysterious mass die-offs.
Potty-trained cows could seriously help the planet
Ammonia is a big problem for pollution and climate change. But teaching a cow to use the 'MooLoo' could change that.
What would a dinosaur taste like?
Don't tell us you've never thought about it.
11 views of the microscopic world in brilliant detail
Our favorites from the 2021 Nikon's Small World awards.
A rare humpback whale ‘megapod’ was spotted snacking off the Australian coast
The gobble gathering may also be a foreboding sign of climate change.
Humans are pushing into animals’ homes, but nature is as rebellious as ever
Mary Roach on the fuzziest, wildest criminals in the natural world.
This CRISPR startup thinks that mammoths can save the Arctic. Is it right?
A new company co-founded by gene-editing pioneer George Church wants to disrupt climate change and conservation by resurrecting the woolly mammoth.