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Dogs Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field

Wildlife<p>A German wirehaired pointer walking on a field. Photograph by Juniors Bildarchiv, Alamy<p><b>Dogs don’t need a compass: Your best friend can sense Earth’s magnetic field, say researchers who report that dogs preferentially align themselves facing north or south to do their business.</b><p>Dogs are well …

Botulism Bacteria Blamed for Deaths of Waterbirds on Lake Ontario

Last year, I wrote about finding the carcasses of dead loons and cormorants on the shores of a Northern Lake Michigan beach. Now officials in New York are reporting similar waterbird deaths from Type E botulism on Lake Ontario.<p>Sadly, finding type E botulism in waterbirds is becoming an “annual …

Bone Worm Mating Revealed: Males Have “Penis” on Head

<b>Thousands of feet under the sea, bone worms give new meaning to the song “It’s Raining Men.”</b><p>These frilly pink creatures live on whale carcasses in harems that make free lovers of the 1960s look tame—up to 607 males cohabitating with a single female.<p>That’s only possible space-wise because the males …

How Cats and People Grew to Love Each Other

Wildlife<p><b>Long before cats ruled the Internet and tamed humans to do their bidding, they had to be domesticated themselves. But the science has always been murky on when that occurred.</b><p>A cat is pictured during a 2013 cat exhibition in Moscow. Photograph by Vasily Maximov, AFP/Getty Images<p>Today’s …

20,000 Species Are Near Extinction: Is it Time to Rethink How We Decide Which to Save?

Last of the Last<p>Choosing the ones to save is driven mostly by whether we like them or not.<p>M. Sanjayan remembers debating grad school biology classmates about the fate of the California condor back in the 1990s, when the bird was on the brink of extinction.<p>Should the condor, which had almost been …

5 Animals That Look Like Lady Gaga

Wildlife<p><b>So theatrical, so blazing with color, so much larger than life—are we talking about Lady Gaga or a sea slug?</b><p>Despite being one of the most creatively outfitted performers of all time, Lady Gaga has some competition in the animal world. Nature’s show-stoppers include everything from insects …

Tiny, Rabbit-Like Animals Eating "Paper" to Survive Global Warming

A new study probed the surprising diet of threatened alpine pikas.<p><b>As the planet continues to warm, conservation biologists worry about the future of species that depend on the cold, such as the furry pikas that live in mountainous areas of North America, Europe, and Asia. But American pikas</b> …

U.S. Giant Salamanders Slipping Away: Inside the Fight to Save the Hellbender

Two-foot-long amphibian declining due to unhealthy streams, disease.<p>Snot otters. Lasagna lizards. Allegheny alligators. With nicknames like these, you'd think the actual animal, a salamander more commonly known as a hellbender, would be a natural poster child for endangered wildlife.<p>Instead, …

Schoolchildren and Musicians Boycott SeaWorld in "Blackfish" Flap

A field trip is called off and acts cancel gigs in growing controversy.<p><b>This has been a rough week for SeaWorld.</b><p><b>The aquatic parks company is facing a rising backlash and controversy over the recent documentary film Blackfish, a critical look at SeaWorld's treatment of its animals. This week, a</b> …

One-Ton Teamwork: Biologists and High Tech Animal Tracking

Changing Planet<p>American Prairie Reserve biologists collar a cow bison to help track the herd’s movements. Photo: APR Staff<p>WRITTEN BY Lars Anderson, with Kyran Kunkel<p>You would be surprised by how slowly a dart filled with sedative travels through the air. You can see it as it leaves the shaft of the …

For a Nearly Hundred-foot-long Jellyfish, It’s Christmas All Year

<b>Like the fuzzy tinsel used to deck Christmas trees, this jellyfish relative—known as Apolemia—looks soft enough to cuddle. But keep in mind that it’s also armed with tiny poison-filled needles, which it shoots into animals unfortunate enough to blunder into it.</b><p><i>Apolemia</i> is part of a group called the …

Honeybees Pollinating Passionfruit in Kenya!

Wildlife<p>Greetings from the Kerio Valley in Northwestern Kenya. This beautiful valley, an extension of the magnificent Great Rift Valley, is one of my favorite places. It is a veritable paradise for bees and other insects that live in the valleys’ forests, acacia-woodlands and rugged escarpments.<p>The …

Top 20 Photos of 2013 from American Prairie Reserve

Wildlife<p>Looking back over a year’s worth of photos, the prairie weaves an ever-changing tale of drama, peace, microscopic detail, magnitude, and resilience. The seasons become less defined, and the decade I’ve spent helping build American Prairie Reserve blends in a single, long journey. As you …

Caterpillar’s Bad Breath Scares Off Predators

Wildlife<p><b>The foul-breathed tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) may not get many dates, but the odor keeps predators at bay, a new study says.</b><p>The key to the hornworm’s halitosis is nicotine, a toxin it ingests while eating its favorite meal of tobacco leaves. New experiments show that the hornworm …

A polar bear raises his snout as it picks up my scent during a blizzard at Churchill, Manitoba, Canada - Another shot from my new book, Bear: Spirit of the Wild, out now from @natgeo books. We'll be doing another draw for a signed copy on December 25th. Just follow this feed to automatically be entered. Tell your friends! #polarbear #nationalgeographic #naturephotography #latergram

A Rat from the Past. This #rat was found amongst human remains in #Hacienda #Guachulá, #Cayambe. When babies died before they were baptized they were not aloud a funeral. Their mothers would hide the corpses in the roof of the #church to bring them closer to #God. The owner found this rat in dried up baby remains when renovating the church. Guachulá is known as the oldest hacienda in #Ecuador, with the first construction dating back to the late 16th century. @runa_photos, @thephotosociety, #onassignment for the #nytimes

A polar bear lumbers along in -40 degrees Celsius near Ellesmere Island bearing the wounds of a recent fight with another large male for the right to breed - another peek at my new book, Bear: Spirit of the Wild, out now from @natgeo books. #polarbears #naturephotographer #nationalgeographic #latergram #ellesmereisland

#onassignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier in #Hawaii. My friend @oceanicramsey goes for a swim with a female tiger #shark to change perceptions about this misunderstood and shy predator. With @juansharks and #chriswade.

In early fall, bears like this large male pull themselves away from the berry and crab-apple covered mountains to gorge on salmon-filled streams of the rain forest. Another shot from my latest book, Bear

Swimming with spinner #dolphins off of #makahabeach with @haakeaulana. #onassignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier in #Hawaii. @thephotosociety, #natgeocreative.

New Video of Baby Panda and Mother

<b>What’s black and white and cute all over?</b> Newly released video shows a panda cub ambling behind its mother one peaceful morning, on a forested ridge …

Are penguins even real

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Camera buggy takes the cutest photos of lion cubs I've ever seen

Nikon ambassador Chris McLennan and engineer Carl Hansen have created a small remote controlled four-wheel drive rover to roam the savanna and …

21 Images That Prove Cats Are Liquids | Pleated Jeans

Snowy Owl, Ottawa, Canada