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Dino Find

August 1, 2019

A team of paleontologists in France announced last week that they had uncovered the bone of one of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived. It is likely the thighbone, or femur, of a sauropod. Sauropods were plant-eating dinosaurs with long…


A Curious Porcupine

July 18, 2019

Visitors to the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, expected to see a collection of historic streetcars. On Tuesday, they got an additional, unexpected treat. A rare albino porcupine scuttled across the museum’s lawn. At first, museumgoers misidentified the fluffy…


A Rare Bear

May 29, 2019

Scientists at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, in China, have made an unusual discovery. With a motion-activated camera, they caught an image of an all-white bear trudging through the forest. The creature may look like a polar bear, but it’s…


Dino Discovery

May 14, 2019

Twenty-one years ago, Sterling Nesbitt discovered the fossilized bones of a dinosaur in New Mexico. He was 16 years old at the time. In a study published on May 6 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, Nesbitt’s discovery has…


Giraffes in Danger?

May 9, 2019

The giraffe may soon join the lion and elephant on the endangered-species list. In April, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service said it would consider putting it there. The agency said it had “substantial information” that led to that…


Do-Good Dog

May 7, 2019

People love to follow dogs on Instagram. The most popular pups have millions of fans. Many canine accounts are pure fluff. (Pugs in sunglasses!) Others push products. Some promote a cause. But one Instagram account stands out from the pack.…



Wildlife Lessons

April 12, 2019

The elephants stood face-to-face in a cloud of dust. Their big ears fanned out and their tusks almost locked. A group of schoolkids gazed in awe from a truck parked on the roadside. They had come from a village…



Plight of the Pangolin

March 15, 2019

On February 7, authorities in Malaysia made the biggest pangolin trafficking bust their country has ever seen. Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, are native to Asia and Africa. Trafficking is the business of buying and selling. Police raided a…



Thrill of the Hunt

March 14, 2019

Lauren McGough has always been interested in birds. As a child growing up in Oklahoma, she spent much of her time bird-watching and reading books about people who hunted with birds during the Middle Ages. “A lot of falconers…


Changing Tunes

March 8, 2019

Blue whales love to sing. Males sing to attract mates and to communicate across long distances. People are capable of hearing only certain parts of a whale song, so scientists use special audio equipment to record and study the songs…