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    Spark of Science: Jon Beckmann

    The conservation ecologist discusses the plight of animals in a human-dominated landscape.

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    How Necking Shaped the Giraffe

    The private life of the African giant offers a remarkable view on evolution.

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    The Queen of the Cumberland River

    When I traveled south to research fire ants, I discovered a different kind of hive.

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    These Males Are Cheating Animals

    The tricks they play would make Darwin blush.

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    The Intelligent Life of the City Raccoon

    Adapting to the urban jungle has made Rocky smarter.

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    Top 5 Real Wolves of Wall Street

    Wheelers and dealers have run wild for millions of years.

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    1-Trick Chameleon: Predators Learn to See Through Camouflage

    Probably the worst thing to happen to you, if you’re an animal playing the game of life, is to be eaten by some bigger beast. If you’ve already managed to successfully reproduce by then, as far as evolution is concerned, maybe it’s OK for you to shuffle off that mortal coil. Still, I imagine it’s […]

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    Tracking Honeybees to Save Them

    Can outfitting bees with tiny radio transmitters solve colony collapse disorder?

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    Human Tendencies

    Some of our most cherished traits are shared by other animals—and even plants.