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By Roland KaysNorth Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences & NC State UniversityFollowing the paw prints of their larger carnivore cousins, coyotes, …New York
Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables
• Pollination is crucial for the food industry
• Honey bees have declined sharply due to pesticides, mites and other factors
• In California, the almond industry is at risk because it relies on bees for pollination
The United States is launching …Bees
The Center for Tropical Forest Science, a joint research program of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Arnold Arboretum of …
Soon after a dirt road through the forests of Lambir Hills National Park in Borneo was improved in 1987, local markets selling the meat of wild …
Yes! When an animal trips a “camera trap” as a part of a project between the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Smithsonian.
Do you enjoy Tequila? Then you need to raise your glass to the pollinating bats that helped to make it! Here at Smithsonian Science we are …Tequila
The birds and the bees may rule the daytime, but as soon as the sun sets, it is the bats that get to work pollinating. Worldwide, over 500 species …Zoology
A stray calico cat snuck into Russia's Leningrad Zoo in search of food, and ended up finding a new home and a new best friend.Read more...Animals
They're not monsters, but they are a problem for native flora and fauna. Here are ten of the ecological troublemakers finding their way into American landscapes and waterways.
Six lionfish, which are native to the Indian Ocean, were accidentally released into the Caribbean in 1992 when an aquarium …
Maggie Koerth-Baker on how protecting endangered species has taught us something about eradicating invasive ones.
In the battle against invasive species, the scientists who are responsible for fighting off and ideally, eliminating the invaders have an unlikely ally — the scientists who try to keep …
We’re all familiar with the beleaguered honey bees and beautiful butterflies that pollinate our crops and wildflowers. But pollinating animal …Nature Photography
This week, I returned from a road trip vacation across America, driving from Boston to my home outside Yosemite, California. I visited four national …Wildlife
Coyotes Cause Cats’ Caution
05-28-2014 // Roger Di Silvestro
A NEW STUDY OF FERAL AND STRAY CATS near six parks and nature preserves in the Chicago …
The Northern Clingfish is one of the weirdest animals I've ever seen. It has a suction cup on its belly that can tightly hold onto anything, no matter …Suction
Around the world, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. They’re dying so fast and from so many different causes — habitat loss, climate change, hunting, competition with invasive species — that scientists no longer have a good sense of which need protection. A study recently published …Zoology
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Remember that 1963 movie where Alfred Hitchcock in a cameo appearance walks out of a pet shop as Tippi Hedren walks in?
“And when …Jack Russell Terrier
Climate change is impacting our world in unprecedented ways. Now, scientists have found that it may be influencing the evolution of insects across …Insects
While passing through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia, a driver for Tornado Hunter named Ricky Forbes captured this amazing footage of a …Concrete
A small dead Humpback whale washed ashore in Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay Wednesday afternoon.
After coming close to shore Wednesday near Surfer’s Beach, waves pulled the whale some 300 feet back out to sea by Thursday morning, according to researchers from the California Academy of Sciences.
Wedding crashers are often a couple's worst nightmare. But when the crasher is a giant sea turtle, the bride and groom might let it slide.
Redditor In3 posted the following picture Sunday after tying the knot in St. Croix, where a very unexpected wedding guest showed up.
But this wasn't just any old …Weddings
It’s been 28 years since an apocalyptic reactor explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant made a 1,000-square-mile section of Ukraine completely …
It’s hard to think of a critter that inspires as much hyperbolic hysteria as the brown recluse spider. They’re pretty much universally hated. If you …Biology
A couple weeks ago, we showed you a photo series from Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko in which he explores the secret lives of snails. …Animals
In darkness, poachers cut the burl from the base of redwoods in California
• The lumpy growth is sold for thousands of dollars to make furniture
• Officials close a road through the redwood forest at night to protect Earth's tallest trees
• One official likens the burl poaching to killing …
Triage is a concept that is increasingly infiltrating the hearts and minds of conservationists and conservation researchers around the world. In a …
Since the 1960s, scientists and seafarers working in the Southern Ocean have puzzled over the rhythmic quacking sound heard everywhere from the …Whales