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If A Fish Grows Up On Land, Will It Learn To Walk?

Flipping your fins actually does get you pretty far.<p>The old idiom about “being a fish out of water” just lost some of its luster. Researchers from McGill University in Canada successfully trained a group of fish to live on land and strut around.<p>The idea was to simulate what might have happened 400 …

Better Living Through Science: Women in STEM

In the story we shared earlier this week you learned about Brittany Wegner, a young entrepreneurial scientist who has made breakthroughs in the …

A National Geographic Photo Inspired Pop Star Lorde to Write Her Hit “Royals” – National Geographic Blog

Human Journey<p>Earlier this month, New Zealand singer-songwriter, Lorde (whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor), cited a <i>National Geographic</i> image as the inspiration behind her chart topper, “Royals.”<p>“I had this image from the <i>National Geographic</i> of this dude just signing baseballs,” Lorde said in an …

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Mysterious Deaths Threaten a Population of Southern Right Whales

The "mass mortality" of hundreds of southern right whale calves mystify scientists.<p><b>Surprisingly large numbers of southern right whale calves are dying off the coast of Argentina, sparking concerns among marine scientists and conservation officials.</b><p><b>Overall, southernright whales are doing much better</b> …

Cognitive Science

Maui Death Raises Questions About Spike in Hawaiian Shark Attacks

Two shark attack fatalities this year are Hawaii's first since 2004.<p><b>A shark killed a fisherman off the Maui coast on Monday, Maui County Ocean Safety officials reported, when it bit his foot, which he had dangled over the side of his kayak.</b><p>The attack was the eighth near Maui and the thirteenth in …

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How “Walking” Fish Made the Leap From Ocean to Land

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>The Pacific leaping blenny (Alticus arnoldorum) is a fish out of water. The legless land fish makes its home on the intertidal rocks on the island of Guam (map), and new research shows how this strange fish was able to make the leap from stealthy swimmer to landlubber.</b><p>The two- …

Nature

The Silent Crisis: Vietnam’s Elephants on the Verge of Extinction

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>As the slaughter of the remaining elephants in Africa continues without interruption, elephants in Vietnam—without media attention and a pack of NGOs calling for their protection—are quietly disappearing.</b><p>Victim of an intensely and increasingly fragmented habitat, weak …

Wildlife

How Scientists Rescue Stranded Whales Like Those in the Everglades

Biologists use a range of techniques to help marine mammals in trouble.<p><b>When whales are in trouble anywhere in the United States, a network of volunteers and trained biologists springs into action. Scientists have more tools and techniques at their disposal than ever, but they are not always</b> …

Marine Mammals

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in …

Zoology

New Interest in Seafloor Mining Revives Calls for Conservation

<i>New interest in the exploitation of seabed minerals has led to the revival of old concerns for the preservation of our oceans, argues Michael W. Lodge, Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel of the International Seabed Authority, and speaker at the upcoming</i> <i>World Ocean Summit hosted by</i> …

Ring of Fire

Country’s First New Species of Fish Discovered

<b>The science community welcomed a new species of fish today, called Eviota santanai. The striking, pinkish-mauve-and-white animal, a type of dwarf goby, was found off Timor-Leste (map), and is the first new species of fish found in the country, according to Conservation International (CI), the group</b> …

Zoology

Urban Wildlife Corridors Could Save Africa’s Free-Roaming Elephants

<b>Botswana has some of the last remaining free-roaming populations of wild animals on the planet.</b><p>Massive breeding herds of elephants are known to move thousands of kilometres across the country’s wild lands, through private farms, national parks, towns and deep into neighbouring countries too. It’s a …

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Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Astronomy

Saving India’s Big Cats

The roar of <b>Krithi Karanth</b> is diminutive but mighty. Last year the Supreme Court of India cited findings by the 34-year-old conservation biologist in a landmark case that overturned a ban on visiting tiger sanctuaries in favor of smart regulations promoting responsible tourism.<p>Consider it the moment …

Wildlife

Dinosaur Fossil With Fleshy Rooster's Comb Is First of Its Kind

Mummified fossil represents first description of a soft-tissue crest atop a dinosaur's head.<p><b>The structure above the fossil's head was so unexpected that Phil Bell put his chisel straight through the middle of it. "I was just expecting there to be rock, and all of a sudden there was skin underneath,</b> …

Dinosaurs

Was Your Ancestor a Ball of Jelly? Evolution Study Surprises Experts

The question of whether sponges or comb jellies were the first animals to evolve continues to stir the waters.<p><b>In a prehistoric version of "the chicken or the egg" question, researchers have long debated which animal group came first. A traditional view pegs sponges—marine creatures that look more</b> …

Biology

Celebrating Success: California’s MPAs at one year

Changing Planet<p>It’s been one year since California launched it’s statewide network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and Ocean Conservancy is celebrating the occasion by highlighting all the great opportunities MPAs provide for outdoor fun. Whether you’re in the water or on the coast, the …

California

A Wild Life at 40 Below: Working on a Snow-Covered American Serengeti

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>The bison herd on American Prairie Reserve moves across the landscape unfazed by winter weather. Photo: Dennis Lingohr<p><i>When you think about modern day adventurers, how many of them live and work in the continental United States? On American Prairie Reserve, our staff spend</i> …

Nature

Oxytocin: The "Love Hormone" Might Also Help in Autism

A new study suggests oxytocin could benefit autistic kids. But is it ready for prime time?<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Anything nicknamed the "love hormone" probably needs a closer look and a dash of skepticism. After all, nothing in biology is simple.</b><p>But …

Autism

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