Posted: 2020-08-07 09:36:29
A cat was caught at a jail in Sri Lanka with drugs and SIM cards attached around its neck. The feline smuggler managed to evade authorities and hasn't been back since....
Posted: 2020-08-06 08:08:00
Researchers say seabird excrement provides economic benefits of $470 million a year — and they say they hope that fact will raise awareness for the birds' conservation....
Attaching Small Weights To Pigeons Helps Them...

Attaching Small Weights To Pigeons Helps Them Shoot Up In The Social Hierarchy


Scientists found that attaching small weights to pigeons causes them to shoot up in the social hierarchy. The finding is important because scientists often attach trackers to pigeons....
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:01:00
Attaching Small Weights To Pigeons Helps Them Shoot Up In The Social Hierarchy
Scientists found that attaching small weights to pigeons causes them to shoot up in the social hierarchy. The finding is important because scientists often attach trackers to pigeons....
Teen Helps Older Dogs Find Forever Homes...

Teen Helps Older Dogs Find Forever Homes


When 14-year-old Meena Kumar found out she wasn't old enough to volunteer at a local shelter for older dogs, she came up with another way to help — and raised some big money in the process...
Posted: 2020-08-04 09:03:00
Teen Helps Older Dogs Find Forever Homes
When 14-year-old Meena Kumar found out she wasn't old enough to volunteer at a local shelter for older dogs, she came up with another way to help — and raised some big money in the process...
Scientists Discover New Lemur Species...

Scientists Discover New Lemur Species


Scientists have discovered and described a new species of mouse lemur from Madagascar. The new species is one of the smallest primates in the world....
Posted: 2020-08-03 08:02:00
Scientists Discover New Lemur Species
Scientists have discovered and described a new species of mouse lemur from Madagascar. The new species is one of the smallest primates in the world....

Posted: 2020-08-03 10:58:00
For weeks, residents of a Berlin suburb couldn't figure out who was stealing their shoes in the middle of the night. Then someone spotted a fox carrying away a pair of blue flip flops in his...
Posted: 2020-08-03 10:13:00
For centuries, the central European nation has used the sound of buzzing bees to relax its citizens. When students become restless in class, they go listen to the school's bee hive to de-str...
Scientists In Washington State Have Trapped T...

Scientists In Washington State Have Trapped Their 1st Murder Hornet


In a move to eliminate murder hornets in North America, the Washington State Department of Agriculture is utilizing a new technique to catch them. In July, trappers found their first one....
Posted: 2020-08-01 09:20:14
Scientists In Washington State Have Trapped Their 1st Murder Hornet
In a move to eliminate murder hornets in North America, the Washington State Department of Agriculture is utilizing a new technique to catch them. In July, trappers found their first one....
Beetles Dominate As Scientists Discover New A...

Beetles Dominate As Scientists Discover New Animal Species


Beetles make up around 40% of all insect species ever described and around 25% of all animals. Are there really that many different kinds of beetles, or do scientists have a strong pro-beetl...
Posted: 2020-08-01 11:54:00
Beetles Dominate As Scientists Discover New Animal Species
Beetles make up around 40% of all insect species ever described and around 25% of all animals. Are there really that many different kinds of beetles, or do scientists have a strong pro-beetl...
Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To St...

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To Study Elephant Calls


The Elephant Listening Project has been listening to elephant calls for 20 years to learn more about animals. But identifying the calls used to be laborious — until scientists used AI....
Posted: 2020-07-31 08:10:00
Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence To Study Elephant Calls
The Elephant Listening Project has been listening to elephant calls for 20 years to learn more about animals. But identifying the calls used to be laborious — until scientists used AI....

Posted: 2020-07-31 11:05:00
If you're picturing actor Ryan Reynolds in a fly costume you're not too far off base. The insect is named after his Marvel character. It has markings on its back that resembles Deadpool's ma...
Posted: 2020-07-30 03:01:58
Scientists have modified the genes of a squid, and genetically-altered octopuses could be coming soon....
Emus Banned For Bad Behavior From Hotel In Au...

Emus Banned For Bad Behavior From Hotel In Australia's Outback


Two emus will no longer be able to use their long necks to pluck toast out of toasters. After the birds learned to climb the steps to the establishment, the bar owners put up a rope to keep ...
Posted: 2020-07-29 10:52:00
Emus Banned For Bad Behavior From Hotel In Australia's Outback
Two emus will no longer be able to use their long necks to pluck toast out of toasters. After the birds learned to climb the steps to the establishment, the bar owners put up a rope to keep ...
Great White Shark Kills Woman In Maine...

Great White Shark Kills Woman In Maine


It's the first fatal shark attack in the state's history, officials said. The woman, wearing a black wetsuit, might have been mistaken for a seal....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:54:04
Great White Shark Kills Woman In Maine
It's the first fatal shark attack in the state's history, officials said. The woman, wearing a black wetsuit, might have been mistaken for a seal....
Killer Whale Who Carried Dead Calf 2 Years Ag...

Killer Whale Who Carried Dead Calf 2 Years Ago Is Pregnant Again


One orca mother carried her dead calf 1,000 miles through the ocean for 17 days two years ago. And now she is pregnant again....
Posted: 2020-07-28 07:48:00
Killer Whale Who Carried Dead Calf 2 Years Ago Is Pregnant Again
One orca mother carried her dead calf 1,000 miles through the ocean for 17 days two years ago. And now she is pregnant again....

Posted: 2020-07-28 06:42:34
"We put the sign up, but we're not quite sure whether they're able to read or not," Yaraka Hotel co-owner Gerry Gimblett says....
Posted: 2020-07-28 10:30:00
The Akron Zoo quickly sprang into action and rescued the Blue crustacean from the Red Lobster in Cuyahoga Falls. The lobster has been given the name Clawde....
Rare Blue Lobster Fished Out Of An Ohio Red L...

Rare Blue Lobster Fished Out Of An Ohio Red Lobster


The Akron Zoo has a new resident for its collection, courtesy of an observant employee at a Red Lobster restaurant....
Posted: 2020-07-27 09:31:20
Rare Blue Lobster Fished Out Of An Ohio Red Lobster
The Akron Zoo has a new resident for its collection, courtesy of an observant employee at a Red Lobster restaurant....
Volunteers Rescue St. Bernard From England�...

Volunteers Rescue St. Bernard From England's Highest Peak


Daisy, who weighs 121 pounds, was unable to walk. Volunteers adapted a human stretcher and spent five hours carrying her to safety — feeding her treats along the way....
Posted: 2020-07-27 11:01:00
Volunteers Rescue St. Bernard From England's Highest Peak
Daisy, who weighs 121 pounds, was unable to walk. Volunteers adapted a human stretcher and spent five hours carrying her to safety — feeding her treats along the way....
Zoos Are Reopening, But Some Animals Are More...

Zoos Are Reopening, But Some Animals Are More Excited For Visitors Than Others


NPR's Leila Fadel speaks to Oakland Zoo animal keeper Amber Paczkowski about the animals who can't wait to see us as zoos slowly reopen....
Posted: 2020-07-25 11:57:00
Zoos Are Reopening, But Some Animals Are More Excited For Visitors Than Others
NPR's Leila Fadel speaks to Oakland Zoo animal keeper Amber Paczkowski about the animals who can't wait to see us as zoos slowly reopen....

Posted: 2020-07-24 12:32:00
David Byrne says "context has a huge effect on creativity." He draws on his time with Talking Heads, as well as Bach, Gregorian chant, even birds—to show how spaces affect the music we wri...
Posted: 2020-07-23 09:47:46
BioPark Zoo closed because of the pandemic. Employees there decided to raise money through The Art Gone Wild project, where people can buy "knockoff" artwork painted by the animals....
Animals At BioPark Zoo In Albuqurque Sell Art...

Animals At BioPark Zoo In Albuqurque Sell Art During Lockdown


Biopark Zoo closed because of the pandemic. Employees there decided to raise money through The Art Gone Wild project, where people can buy "knock-off" artwork painted by the animals....
Posted: 2020-07-23 09:47:46
Animals At BioPark Zoo In Albuqurque Sell Art During Lockdown
Biopark Zoo closed because of the pandemic. Employees there decided to raise money through The Art Gone Wild project, where people can buy "knock-off" artwork painted by the animals....
Florida's Oyster Beds Devastated By Year...

Florida's Oyster Beds Devastated By Years Of Drought, Other Pressures


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposes a five-year ban on harvesting wild oysters from Apalachicola Bay to give a popular oyster fishery time to recover from harsh co...
Posted: 2020-07-22 09:03:56
Florida's Oyster Beds Devastated By Years Of Drought, Other Pressures
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission proposes a five-year ban on harvesting wild oysters from Apalachicola Bay to give a popular oyster fishery time to recover from harsh co...
Bug Hunt: Fuzzy Reddish Nonflying Ant That Is...

Bug Hunt: Fuzzy Reddish Nonflying Ant That Is Actually A Wasp


NPR's Geoff Brumfiel has been passing the time in part by looking for bugs with his two kids. Recently, they came across an ant that was actually a wasp that leads a relatively solitary life...
Posted: 2020-07-20 08:09:00
Bug Hunt: Fuzzy Reddish Nonflying Ant That Is Actually A Wasp
NPR's Geoff Brumfiel has been passing the time in part by looking for bugs with his two kids. Recently, they came across an ant that was actually a wasp that leads a relatively solitary life...

Posted: 2020-07-20 10:25:00
A yellow lab traveled 60 miles to her family's old house in Lawson, Mo., — they had moved out in 2018. The new residents came home to find Cleo on the porch. She's been reunited with her f...
Posted: 2020-07-14 02:37:10
America's vast fields of corn and soybeans have displaced wildlife and polluted waterways. Farmers could help solve those problems, but often don't, in part because they rent that land....
Pandemic Reaches All Parts of The Globe Inclu...

Pandemic Reaches All Parts of The Globe Including Underwater


The global coronavirus crisis has lead to a decline in ship traffic around the world, which means the oceans are quieter. That could be providing some relief to whales and other marine mamma...
Posted: 2020-07-14 09:04:00
Pandemic Reaches All Parts of The Globe Including Underwater
The global coronavirus crisis has lead to a decline in ship traffic around the world, which means the oceans are quieter. That could be providing some relief to whales and other marine mamma...
Pet Owners Struggling To Reunite With Their F...

Pet Owners Struggling To Reunite With Their Furry Family Members Amid The Pandemic


Border closures due to the pandemic have kept many people apart from their relatives for months. Others had to face separation from a different kind of family — their pets....
Posted: 2020-07-09 08:01:00
Pet Owners Struggling To Reunite With Their Furry Family Members Amid The Pandemic
Border closures due to the pandemic have kept many people apart from their relatives for months. Others had to face separation from a different kind of family — their pets....
Rare California Condors Seen In Sequoia Natio...

Rare California Condors Seen In Sequoia National Park


California condors are among the biggest flying creatures in North America and are very close to extinction. They were recently spotted in Sequoia National Park for the first time in nearly ...
Posted: 2020-07-08 07:55:00
Rare California Condors Seen In Sequoia National Park
California condors are among the biggest flying creatures in North America and are very close to extinction. They were recently spotted in Sequoia National Park for the first time in nearly ...

Posted: 2020-07-08 07:55:00
Scientists have come up with a new formula to calculate a dog's age in human years — and it is much more complicated than multiplying its real age by seven....
Posted: 2020-07-08 09:38:00
Reba rode with the delivery person to Costco, where he discovered her and assumed he'd been pranked. He left Reba wandering the parking lot. Reba's owners were notified by social media....
Bug Hunt: Bumblebee Millipede That Could Be A...

Bug Hunt: Bumblebee Millipede That Could Be A Pet


NPR's Geoff Brumfiel has been passing the time in part by looking for bugs with his two kids. While wandering in the woods, they found a millipede. It can be poisonous but also makes a great...
Posted: 2020-07-07 07:57:00
Bug Hunt: Bumblebee Millipede That Could Be A Pet
NPR's Geoff Brumfiel has been passing the time in part by looking for bugs with his two kids. While wandering in the woods, they found a millipede. It can be poisonous but also makes a great...
Wildlife Rescuer In Alaska Saves Bald Eagle T...

Wildlife Rescuer In Alaska Saves Bald Eagle Trapped In Tree


The Juneau Empire reports a rescuer got all the way up with climbing spikes on his shoes, and carried down an injured, but conscious, bald eagle. She was airlifted to a raptor center for tre...
Posted: 2020-07-06 11:14:00
Wildlife Rescuer In Alaska Saves Bald Eagle Trapped In Tree
The Juneau Empire reports a rescuer got all the way up with climbing spikes on his shoes, and carried down an injured, but conscious, bald eagle. She was airlifted to a raptor center for tre...
Predators That Walk On Water: Some Facts To K...

Predators That Walk On Water: Some Facts To Know About Water Skaters


NPR's Geoff Brumfiel has been stuck at home with his two small kids since March. They have been passing the time in part by looking for bugs. Recently, they have found a water strider....
Posted: 2020-07-03 08:01:00
Predators That Walk On Water: Some Facts To Know About Water Skaters
NPR's Geoff Brumfiel has been stuck at home with his two small kids since March. They have been passing the time in part by looking for bugs. Recently, they have found a water strider....

Posted: 2020-07-03 08:01:00
The white-throated sparrow's song usually sounds like the word "Canada," repeated several times. Researchers say that this well-known bird song is changing....
Posted: 2020-06-29 03:01:27
A snake researcher always wondered how flying snakes propelled themselves. Then, someone told him he should work with the snakes in "The Cube" – a vast theater space with cameras everywher...
Pandemic Causes China To Ban Breeding Of Bamb...

Pandemic Causes China To Ban Breeding Of Bamboo Rats And Other Wild Animals


The idea is to reduce the risk of spread of viruses through animal-human contact. Bamboo rat breeders are devastated by the loss of income. And critics say the ban has too many loopholes....
Posted: 2020-06-28 10:53:34
Pandemic Causes China To Ban Breeding Of Bamboo Rats And Other Wild Animals
The idea is to reduce the risk of spread of viruses through animal-human contact. Bamboo rat breeders are devastated by the loss of income. And critics say the ban has too many loopholes....
Animals See A Silver Lining During Pandemic A...

Animals See A Silver Lining During Pandemic As Fewer Are Killed On The Road


New research finds fewer animals are being killed by cars since the pandemic shutdown has kept people at home. This includes threatened species, and could boost efforts to better protect the...
Posted: 2020-06-27 11:57:00
Animals See A Silver Lining During Pandemic As Fewer Are Killed On The Road
New research finds fewer animals are being killed by cars since the pandemic shutdown has kept people at home. This includes threatened species, and could boost efforts to better protect the...
Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?...

Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?


We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles, but is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be, and for the past 35 years she's been working to unlock it....
Posted: 2020-06-26 02:14:00
Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?
We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles, but is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be, and for the past 35 years she's been working to unlock it....

Posted: 2020-06-26 02:13:00
Ecologist Suzanne Simard shares how she discovered that trees use underground fungal networks to communicate and share resources, uprooting the idea that nature constantly competes for survi...
Posted: 2020-06-26 09:26:36
Every year turtles race to see who can travel furthest during migration in an event put on by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle will participate for the fi...
Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 — And Appear ...

Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 — And Appear To Infect Humans


This outbreak of COVID-19 adds to the list of animals that can contract the disease. And, in this instance, the minks seem to have passed the virus on to humans....
Posted: 2020-06-25 07:03:57
Dutch Minks Contract COVID-19 — And Appear To Infect Humans
This outbreak of COVID-19 adds to the list of animals that can contract the disease. And, in this instance, the minks seem to have passed the virus on to humans....
Dolphins Learn Foraging Tricks From Each Othe...

Dolphins Learn Foraging Tricks From Each Other, Not Just From Mom


Scientists have found that dolphins learn a neat trick to trap fish by watching their close associates do it. This means that dolphins aren't just motivated to learn from their mothers....
Posted: 2020-06-25 03:00:00
Dolphins Learn Foraging Tricks From Each Other, Not Just From Mom
Scientists have found that dolphins learn a neat trick to trap fish by watching their close associates do it. This means that dolphins aren't just motivated to learn from their mothers....
Golden Retriever Celebrates Milestone Birthda...

Golden Retriever Celebrates Milestone Birthday


August — her friends call her Augie — is a 20-year-old golden retriever, and the birthday makes her the oldest of her breed on record. A Tennessee couple adopted Augie when she was 14....
Posted: 2020-06-25 10:10:00
Golden Retriever Celebrates Milestone Birthday
August — her friends call her Augie — is a 20-year-old golden retriever, and the birthday makes her the oldest of her breed on record. A Tennessee couple adopted Augie when she was 14....

Posted: 2020-06-24 09:23:20
The Australian smoky mouse was already endangered, and after the Australian fires many feared it was extinct. But camera traps recently spotted the species in seven different locations....
Posted: 2020-06-22 09:00:18
Scientists say accelerating deforestation and development may increase the risk of pandemic diseases. The current economic crisis may also make that trend worse if more people cut down trees...
'One Of The Best Nature Shows': A R...

'One Of The Best Nature Shows': A River Transformed After Dams Come Down


In a growing trend, dozens of aging dams are removed from U.S. rivers every year. In Maine, this has meant the return of millions of migratory fish, plus bald eagles and other birds who eat ...
Posted: 2020-06-21 11:01:00
'One Of The Best Nature Shows': A River Transformed After Dams Come Down
In a growing trend, dozens of aging dams are removed from U.S. rivers every year. In Maine, this has meant the return of millions of migratory fish, plus bald eagles and other birds who eat ...
Cows Take Over British Hotel's Closed Be...

Cows Take Over British Hotel's Closed Beer Garden


The beer garden was shut down because of the coronavirus, but that didn't stop cows from a nearby farm. The hotel owner told a local paper that the cows must have thought they had "herd immu...
Posted: 2020-06-18 09:48:00
Cows Take Over British Hotel's Closed Beer Garden
The beer garden was shut down because of the coronavirus, but that didn't stop cows from a nearby farm. The hotel owner told a local paper that the cows must have thought they had "herd immu...
Scientists Find The Biggest Soft-Shelled Egg ...

Scientists Find The Biggest Soft-Shelled Egg Ever, Nicknamed 'The Thing'


A new study of dinosaur eggs, as well as a football-size egg from Antarctica, shows how some ancient creatures relied on soft shells rather than hard ones....
Posted: 2020-06-17 03:25:00
Scientists Find The Biggest Soft-Shelled Egg Ever, Nicknamed 'The Thing'
A new study of dinosaur eggs, as well as a football-size egg from Antarctica, shows how some ancient creatures relied on soft shells rather than hard ones....