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Hummingbird Hues

June 16, 2020

Caleb Arnold loves birds—especially hummingbirds. The 7-year-old from Slidell, Louisiana, knows a lot about his favorite fliers. “They pollinate stuff, and they’re pretty and small,” he says. But there’s one thing Caleb didn’t know: Hummingbirds see a wider range of…


Social Snakes

May 27, 2020

A long, scaly creature slithering alone through the grass—that’s how we usually picture a snake. But a new scientific study could change that image. Snakes can be long. And they’re certainly slithery. But they may not be the loners we…


World Wild Web

May 5, 2020

Zoos and aquariums around the world are closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Without the money they normally bring in from ticket sales, many are struggling financially. So some of these institutions are turning to the Internet. They’re finding…


Speak, FIDO!

April 24, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family when a strange dog approaches. The dog isn’t aggressive, but it seems to want something because it nudges you with its snout, and barks. What you don’t know is that…


Penguin Census

April 9, 2020

SNOW ISLAND, Antarctica— Click. Click click click. Click. Conservation biologist Steve Forrest is standing at the top of a rocky cliff. He’s on a remote island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Behind him is a seemingly endless glacier.…


Forest Life

April 3, 2020

The Amazon rain forest is home to millions of plant and animal species. Ecologist Daniel Nepstad calls it an “exuberant expression of life gone wild.” But deforestation is a rising threat. During last year’s wildfires, “you could really imagine that…


Safe Travels

March 6, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda loves pikas, which are small mammals related to rabbits. “I think they are about the cutest animals alive,” she told TIME for Kids. Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist with the United States Forest Service. She wants to protect…


Two Rare Sea Dragons

February 21, 2020

Birch Aquarium, in San Diego, California, announced two new members of its aquatic family on February 13. It has hatched a pair of weedy sea dragons. The aquarium is part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Though less than one…