Here are five of the week's most interesting discoveries. Emus descended upon an Australian town, an island was born off the coast of Japan, and John F. Kennedy's friends remember the assassinated president.
Changing Planet In total darkness in the dripping rain forest of Madagascar’s Ranomafana National Park, the accomplished primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright skipped along a rough trail she’d prepared
From sea turtles to forest giraffes, surprises abound in IUCN Red List. There’s good news and bad news from the world's leading scientists who study endangered species. In the good news department: Leatherback
Wildlife What does it take to catch your prey 90 percent of the time? For the seahorse, the shape of its head, along with its stealthy approach and lightning speed, literally makes a meal of some of the
The "mass mortality" of hundreds of southern right whale calves mystify scientists. Surprisingly large numbers of southern right whale calves are dying off the coast of Argentina, sparking concerns among
Changing Planet By Susan Jackson The albatross and life at sea have been linked for centuries. But the death of an albatross means far more than bad luck for sailors. It signifies a serious threat to ecosystem
Wildlife 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
Changing Planet Oil in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge of Alaska; minerals in unlogged forests of Congo and Gabon in Central Africa; new roads across the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Mayan forests of Central
Wildlife 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 Victim
A 19-year study of lemon sharks shines new light on how they reproduce. Schoolchildren learn that sea turtles and salmon return to their places of birth in order to release their own young. But sharks?