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A rare humpback whale ‘megapod’ was spotted snacking off the Australian coast
The gobble gathering may also be a foreboding sign of climate change.
This ancient ‘mothership’ used probing ‘fingers’ to scrape the ocean floor for prey
The newly reported species might have used its giant carapace and fingerlike claws to scour the seafloor.
New fossil reveals a fearsome shark-toothed dinosaur
The new dino was five times bigger than local tyrannosaurs and the first to be discovered in Central Asia.
Surprise: Ants have teeth. Here’s how they keep them sharp.
Biology and materials science, in alliance, have discovered how zinc atoms harden an ant’s tooth.
We finally know what turns cats into tabbies
The gene had eluded researchers for years.
This rainbow-scaled lizard lived anonymously in the Andes—until now
The Feiruz wood lizard is one of more than a dozen recently found Peruvian creatures.
Butterflies drink more than nectar—here’s how to turn your yard into an oasis
These beautiful insects like to get a little dirty.
Simple ways to get carpenter bees to stop remodeling your home
None of these tips involve extermination.
More skunks can do handstands than we thought
Three new species join the “acrobats of the skunk world.”