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A DNA tool designed to solve murders is exposing elephant poachers
Analyzing DNA from seized ivory is helping investigators and researchers match poached tusks to specific elephant families—and the poachers who targeted them.
Eagles face another major threat in the US: lead poisoning
A survey of more than 1,000 bald and golden eagles highlights a drastic increase in poisoning linked to lead-based ammunition.
Biologists successfully hatched gene-edited ticks for the first time
The five-year undertaking offers a sign that CRISPR/Cas9 could help prevent tick-borne diseases one day.
Gray wolves are headed back to the endangered species list
The US district court's ruling will have immediate impacts on wolf management in multiple western states.
Even dinosaurs couldn’t escape the sniffles
Fossilized vertebrae show tthe sauropod Dolly probably caught a fungal respiratory infection.
The Air Force dreads engaging wayward moose
"I would certainly not be first in line to stop one of those bio-tanks."
Monarch butterflies show hints of a comeback out West, but experts are cautious
People's efforts to plant milkweed and other native habitats are aiding the species' survival.
Even blue whales aren’t safe from orcas
Whale-on-whale warfare is real—and absolutely brutal.
June was probably a terrible month to be a dinosaur. Here’s how we know.
Fish bones and water lilies help pin down the exact timing of when the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit Earth.
What do you call a tiny tarantula killer? Jeff Daniels.
The actor says the new species designation "made him smile."