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Hooked on Helping: The Diver Who Lets Sharks Nap in Her Lap!

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Can one of the world’s most feared predators teach us to take a more gentle approach toward others? You’ll be hooked on this heartwarming story of Cristina Zenato, one of the first scuba divers in the world to get a shark to “nap” in her lap!

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New Discovery! More Mammals Are Glowing in the Dark?

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Platypus are already known to be strange creatures, but there’s a new characteristic to add to these odd-balls: they GLOW! The thing is, scientists are finding that they actually aren’t the weird ones when it comes to this. It turns out, glowing in the dark is a trait far more common in mammals than we’ve ever thought! Ready to test what you think is possible?

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When Squids Fly… Anything’s Possible!

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Squids? Flying? Oh, yeah! Across the top of our world’s oceans, squid are taking flight for reasons that still remain to be known. Here’s your nugget of delight for the day!

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The 2,000-Pound Vegetarians Slowing Climate Change

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Some of our best environmental engineers when it comes to winning the race to slow climate change have turned out to be these natural (and very cute) prairie-preserving specialists! Here’s how bison are restoring a previously destroyed landscape and keeping tons of carbon out of our atmosphere along the way.

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Trash Panda or Urban Einstein? The Surprising Genius of Raccoons 

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Looking for a smile and a quick lesson on how to conquer any challenge? These adorable masked avengers are clever geniuses when it comes to getting what they want, and here’s how!

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Weird Stories We Tell Ourselves: Do Birds Fly to the Moon Every Winter?

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Birds flying to the moon, sleeping at the bottom of lakes, or transforming into other animals? For centuries, bird migration evaded our understanding, and those wild theories were taken as true. Here’s a look at how the hypothesis of bird migration was tested, and how hundreds of people helped prove it! 

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Bad Drawings Bring Big Smiles: A Portrait of Paw-fect Imperfection!

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Can a drawing of a cross-eyed dog better the lives of those less fortunate? We’re embracing our flaws and finding humor within the wonderful work of pet-portrait artist, Hercule Van Wolfwinkle!

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Living with Fun in Mind! Lessons from New Zealand’s Smartest Parrot

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Adding more fun into our daily lives may not be as difficult as we think! The kea—an unbelievably unique parrot known for their curious and mischievous ways—are masters at play, and they have a few things to show us about this delightful way to thrive in life!

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The Secret Survival Kit of the World’s Smallest Fox

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We’re headed off to the Sahara Desert to spy on the world’s tiniest (and arguably, it’s cutest) little hunter. Let’s learn the secrets to surviving in the desert and explore the superpowers that nature has given to each of us, with help from the fennec fox!

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Ant Butt Imposters? You’ll Never Look at Ants the Same Way Again!

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While most would run away from a relentless raid of army ants, some critters have found clever ways to survive and thrive alongside them! The unusual tactics they employ—like pretending to be an ant butt—will give you a window of wonder onto the incredibly complex world we are a part of!

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How Sea Bunnies and Otters Teamed Up to Save a Seashore

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Is an ecosystem like a community? One beloved natural space was almost lost forever when it lost two of it’s most important members, but here’s how embracing their unique skills saved their home! 

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What Was It like to Live with Australia’s Strangest Ancient Creatures?

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From giant one-toed kangaroos to marsupial hyper-carnivores, the first people to live in Australia encountered some WILD animals. Luckily, we can see what they saw in the ancient art they left behind! Here’s what we’ve found.

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Relationship Advice from… Ants? 

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How do we nurture our best relationships? Today’s teachers may be tiny, but they’ve been pulling off beautifully mutually beneficial relationships for millions of years! And yes, they’ve even befriended their own cows.

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The Strangest Legs in the Sea: Could Your Toes Out-Sniff a Starfish?

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Have you ever learned something new and then started seeing that thing everywhere? Well, you’re about to experience this awe of discovery over and over again after this—with a creature you probably think you have all summed up!

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These Rescued Horses Could Save Your Life One Day!

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This organization is helping rehabilitate abandoned, abused, and neglected horses into some of the most highly valued animals on the frontlines of search and rescue and firefighting! And their recipe for success could be a beacon for progress far beyond the world of animal rescue.

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Hope for Koalas after the Devastating Australian Wildfires!

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What happened to the koalas that survived the fires in Australia earlier this year? This is not a story of sadness, but one that highlights the hope and goodwill of hundreds of thousands of people!

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Where Do Birds Really Go When They Migrate?

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If you’ve ever watched a mother bird raise a nest of babies, you’ve probably wondered where they all go come fall. One feather has now answered our curiosity!

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Going Batty for Batfish! Your Unusual Guides to Possibility 

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When we experience awe, it actually changes our perspective on the world. So, are you ready to see something “awe” some?! We need look no further than the weird and wonderful world below the sea in order to meet a creature that will have us seeing that almost anything is possible!

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How a Seagull Changed This Man’s Life!

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Sometimes you need a story of unlikely friendship to remind you that goodness is out there, kindness still exists, and that there is hope for the future. In this case, those reminders come in the form of a seagull.

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What Some of the Most Successful People (and Animals) Have in Common

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There’s a skill—an instinct that’s millions of years old—that can assure your success in the future! It’s not complicated to master, in fact, it’s something we teach kindergartners and love our dogs for! Maybe we just need a refresher on ourselves…

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The Very Curious Way Robins Keep Their Nest So Clean!

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When a nest of robins took up residence on this reporter’s porch, she had more than a few questions for her new neighbors. One of those questions lead her down a rabbit hole of curiosity that you might just want to know the answer to as well!

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Meet the Unexpected Monster of the Ancient Americas

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They were once the size of elephants and others lived at sea, so what happened to the massive number of fantastical sloths that once dotted the landscapes of the Americas?!

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Here’s Why We Should All Consider the Wonder of the Fig

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Can we learn a new life-hack from how figs have managed to survive for millions of years? These inside-out-flowers (that’s right), have had to forge a unique relationship with tiny wasps to help species thrive! Inside this delicious, jammy, culinary delight is a wild world you would never expect!

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The Surprising Benefits of Being a Fish Out of Water!

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Whether they’re ditching gills for lungs or using their fins to walk across the land, these fish are about to have you seeing new possibilities all over the place! These fish out of water will have you looking at your unusual talents with a whole new appreciation. 

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Wish You Could Nap More? You’ll Be Jealous of These Birds!

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What if all the wonder and awe we need is right under our noses—or perched above our heads? It may seem like it’s too simple to really work, but we have a scoop on bird naps that will have you seeing the world with a little more delight as you spot these incredible snoozers!

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Your Fuzzy Antidote to Sadness: Alpacas!

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In a time when there is so much division, comfort can still be found in the world around us. We’re pulling our favorite sweater over our heads and coming out to the other side to celebrate an animal who has been gifting us relief for centuries! With an alpaca’s undeniably cute underbite and “super fiber” fleece, your hard day is about to become a little softer!

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A True Tale of Finding a Best Friend in a Beluga Whale

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Can an unlikely friendship help save an entire species? When an aquarium trainer met her counterpoint in a friendly beluga whale, a bond was formed that can teach us more than we ever dreamed possible. Let’s dive into a real-life story that will have you heading to the nearest aquarium in search of a new best friend!

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Do You Know Where Baby Eels Come From? Neither Does Science!

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There are a lot of mysteries about the world around us, but one you probably never thought you’d ponder is the mating lives of eels! EELS? Yes, these slippery friends have stumped scientists and philosophers for centuries, and this mystery reminds us all of the wonderful quirks of our world!

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Why Don’t Beetles Have Bones? (And Why Do You?)

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The perfect combination of strong, flexible, and light, our skeletons do a lot more than hold us up! But how did we end up with this skeletal wonder that makes us so different from bugs and beetles? Well, the answer is a great reminder of how a few little detours on the path of life can lead us in entirely different directions! 

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