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World's first rechargeable proton battery requires zero lithium

Scientists have created the world’s first working rechargeable proton battery. It’s designed as an environmentally friendly alternative to lithium …

Fugitive Dime brought to Nepal after arrest in India | Setopati - Nepal's Digital Newspaper

A fugitive arrested in India has been brought to Nepal on Monday.<p>The Interpol section of Nepal Police has brought Lodu Dime to Nepal on an Air India …

Selling

Zoological Collection of the University of Rostock

A taxidermied stork with an arrow through its neck proved that birds migrate.<p>Until the 19th century, the sudden annual disappearance of white storks …

Paranormal

In New Park, China Creates a Refuge for the Imperiled Siberian Tiger

As part of a new national park system, China is setting aside a vast territory that is home to small numbers of Siberian tigers and Amur leopards …

In pursuit of the tortoise smugglers

Stuffed in suitcases or strapped to passengers’ bodies, more and more rare species are finding their way on to the black market. But a radical new wave of wildlife detectives is on the case. By Rowan Moore Gerety<p>In February 2016, Richard Lewis, a wildlife conservationist working in Madagascar, was …

Stripes of wildflowers across farm fields could cut pesticide spraying

The stripy fields have been planted across England as part of a trial to boost the natural predators of pests that attack cereal crops<p>Long strips of bright wildflowers are being planted through crop fields to boost the natural predators of pests and potentially cut pesticide spraying.<p>The strips …

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Accused wildlife smuggling kingpin caught

Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach on Saturday in Bangkok. (AP Photo)<p>Police have arrested a suspected wildlife trafficking …

Money Laundering

Follow that stork! How animals move through cities – mapped

New technology allows us to map the movements of animals in stunning detail. These seven maps from Where the Animals Go offer a glimpse into the lives of animals trying to make their way in our increasingly urbanised world

Sex between snow monkeys and sika deer may be 'new behavioural tradition'

Sexual interactions between snow monkeys and sika deer could be a new behavioural tradition within a group of monkeys observed in Japan, researchers have suggested.<p>While the first report of a male Japanese macaque, or snow monkey, and female sika deer taking to each other was revealed earlier this …

Monkeys

Are Traders and Traffickers Winning the Orchid Battle?

Wildlife Watch<p>Orchids are wanted for everything from decoration to food and medicine, but illegal collectors could be wiping out species before we even know they exist.<p>More than 1.1 billion orchids were bought and sold around the world during a recent decade. Ninety-nine percent of them were …

Heart-wrenching video of emaciated polar bear likely a result of climate change, expert says

<i>Editor’s Note: This story’s headline has been updated for clarification.</i><p>The sight of a gaunt, emaciated polar bear scavenging for food left …

Polar Bears

Can farming rhinos for their horns save the species?

The rhino is targeted by a posse of pickups. The lead vehicle accelerates across the grassland, the driver slews to a halt and, standing in the back, I watch as a silver gun barrel pokes through the open window on the passenger side. The rhino, in a group of three, takes a shot to the hindquarters. …

A giant sculpture translates vibrations of 40,000 live bees into an explosion of light and sound

In the heart of London's Kew Gardens, sitting on a pedestal within the trees, is Wolfgang Buttress's unique sculpture, 'The Hive.'<p>Connected …

Sculpture

Rare Bornean clouded leopards caught on camera in Malaysian reserve

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare daytime sighting of the elusive animals in the wild.<p>Found only on the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the big cat species is …

Mysterious ‘dinosaur’ shark caught, called a ‘living fossil’ by researchers

When the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck the Earth many millions of years ago it spelled doom for countless species, while allowing many others …

Fish

Bonobos Help Strangers Without Being Asked

DURHAM, N.C. -- A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the door for someone behind you. Such acts of kindness to …

New species of orangutan discovered in Sumatra – and is already endangered

Scientists identify new species of great ape, <i>Pongo tapanuliensis</i> or Tapanuli orangutan, but fear its survival is already in doubt as habitat under threat<p>A new species of great ape has been discovered, according to scientists studying a small population of orangutans in northern Sumatra.<p>Among the …

Orangutans

Is the U.S. Forest Service Committed To Defending Wild Places?

Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass in Alpine Lakes Wilderness by Jeffrey Pang<p>On a visit to Bellingham, Washington in the mid-1980s, I met with a …

Scientists investigate why crows are so playful

New experiments reveal a complex link between crow play and tool use.<p>Crows share an interesting set of behaviors with humans: they like to play, and …

Tesla Sends Hundreds of Batteries to Puerto Rico

Tesla is sending its Powerwall system to Puerto Rico as the island deals with widespread power loss in the wake of Hurricane Maria.<p>According to …

New Sea Snake Subspecies from Rainforest Trust Project Site Described - Rainforest Trust

Geographic isolation between related species can lead to unexpected differences between them. For example, two related plant species on nearby …

A student found an ancient Canadian village that’s 10,000 years older than the Pyramids

For hundreds — perhaps thousands — of years, generations of the Heiltsuk Nation, an indigenous group in British Columbia, have passed down the oral histories of where they came from. The nation claims that its ancestors fled for survival to a coastal area in Canada that never froze during the Ice …

Here's Why These Horribly Deadly Poison Dart Frogs Never Poison Themselves

Evolution, you clever.<p>The most poisonous animal in the world is difficult to quantify, but one of the most deadly is, without question, the golden …

Introducing the Circle of Life

<i>With an informative publication, Rewilding Europe and ARK Nature present a new way to support Europe’s scavengers.</i>As a vulture’s head disappears …

Scientists have spiders producing enhanced web that can hold a human

The ingenious construction method takes advantage of metabolic processes already active in the arachnids.<p>"We already know that there are biominerals …