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  • Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles

    Is it endangered? More study for alligator snapping turtles
    Federal protection may be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.
  • These 'babbler' birds could shed light on human language

    These 'babbler' birds could shed light on human language
    Move over, parrots. Here’s another bird with some impressive "language" skills: The chestnut-crowned babbler. Scientists studying the social birds have discovered that they can rearrange meaningless sounds in their calls to form different,...

    A whale of an IMAX tale

    A whale of an IMAX tale
    A humpback whale drags 200 feet of lines and buoys while entangled. A team from the National Marine Sanctuary races to free the animal, but in doing so, snags the lines on the boat, dragging it along quickly. Viewing the whale's injuries from the...

    Why don't animals get sunburned?

    Why don't animals that spend most of their time naked and outdoors get sunburned? Fur, if they have it, would provide some shade. But what about toads, say, or fish that swim in shallow water? (Water absorbs some ultraviolet light, but a lot of sunburn-...

    Farmers worry about harvest as stink bugs make a mess in NW

    VANCOUVER, Wash. On a hot June day, Joe Beaudoin ducked into the shade of his orchard to check for peaches with shallow dimples the telltale signs left by the brown marmorated stink bug. This invader from Asia has a formidable appetite for the berries,...