Emily Elshaw

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How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Monumental Decisions: What is Wilderness?

<b>The long story of wilderness, national monuments, and how America’s public lands are going to change during the last year of the Obama Administration.</b><p>In his famed 1862 essay “Walking,” Henry David Thoreau wrote: “In Wildness is the preservation of the World.” That sentiment has resonated through …

Forests

What Happens to Problem Bears That Go to Rehab?

A remote facility in British Columbia, Canada, is giving orphans and bears with troubled histories a second chance at life in the wild.<p>Can you really rehab a wild, woolly, and strong-willed young grizzly bear? In particular, is it possible to set cubs on a straight path after they’ve witnessed …

Wildlife

South African scientists trial humane shark deterrents

Orca-patterned wetsuits and shark-friendly nets among proliferation of research trials.<p>When sharks attack humans, keeping the sharks safe can be the …

Killing off wild predators is a stupid idea

They're not serial killers, Quartz<p>The headline looked like a joke: "To truly end animal suffering, the most ethical choice is to kill wild predators (especially Cecil the lion)." Instead, it was an apparently serious opinion piece published earlier today on the news site <i>Quartz</i>. Walter Palmer — the …

Marine life needs protection from noise pollution

Conservationists call for international regulations to limit noise from shipping and seismic surveys.<p>An international group of scientists is calling …

News Round-up: Testing Ocean DNA, Americans Pass a Science Quiz, and Polar Bear Diets

Burning All Fossil Fuels Could Thaw Antarctica, Raise Seas: Study

Burning all the world's fossil fuel reserves could thaw the entire Antarctic ice sheet and push up world sea levels by more than 160 feet over thousands of years an international study said on Friday.<p>Such a melt, also eliminating the far smaller ice sheet on Greenland, is a worst case of climate …

Fossil Fuels

Molting seals in California are shedding toxic fur

Fur could be responsible for elevated mercury levels in seawater<p>Annual spikes in mercury along the California coastline have been puzzling scientists for over two decades. Now, researchers think they know what's causing these toxic increases: the fur of molting elephant seals.<p>Researchers have …

Can I Have A Pet Fox?

How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.<p>Do a YouTube search for pretty much any smallish animal you can think of and there'll be several videos of a …

Yeast vs. plants: How to make better cancer drugs - Futurity

Scientists are trying to figure out how to use yeast instead of plants to create medications that are safer and more effective than their natural …

The Mexican tetra lost its eyes - as well as a significant portion of its brain - to ensure survival in a subterranean environment<p>At some point back in deep time, a group of fish were washed into a limestone cave somewhere in northeastern Mexico. With no way out and little more than bat droppings …

Biology

Outrage beats beauty for getting 'green' donations - Futurity

To drive donations to environmental causes, images of destruction may motivate better than scenic beauty. Should sustainability groups try this …

Turning forests into farms wipes out tropical birds - Futurity

Efforts to turn forests into farms are wiping out tropical bird species in Colombia—and erasing more than 650 million years of evolutionary history.

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Birds