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Apr 15, 2014 08:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
What are the universal keys to longevity? An extensive look at multiple birds and mammals reveals 10 predictors that an animal will live a long life.
Apr 10, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
The ability to categorize has long been thought to be a hallmark of human intelligence. New findings suggest pigeons do it too.
Apr 3, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Hummingbirds are remarkably successful little birds with a long and colorful history.
Mar 26, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Fifteen flamingos in a German zoo were found mysteriously beheaded last week, and investigators believe they have finally found the culprit. Continue reading →
Mar 19, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The Dakotas were once home to "Chicken from Hell," a newly identified dinosaur that lived alongside T. rex. Continue reading →
Mar 19, 2014 03:59 PM ET // Tim Wall
Genetic evidence suggests giant, flightless birds, the moas, thrived until Polynesians colonized New Zealand in the 13th century, when the birds quickly went extinct. Continue reading →
Mar 4, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A remarkable collection of Jurassic Era fossils from China also includes salamanders with their gills preserved. Continue reading →
Feb 18, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The list of empathetic animal species continues to grow, with everything from funeral-attending birds to chirping elephants demonstrating care and concern for others.
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