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Assateague Island Ponies To Make Annual Swim To Chincoteague

Some 150 of the wild ponies have been rounded up for the swim, which has taken place for the last 87 years.


MUST-SEE VIDEO: 'Whales Almost Eat Divers'

Off the coast of central California over the weekend, two divers were in the water when a pair of humpback whales surfaced just feet away. The huge creatures were feeding on small fish and experts say the two divers are lucky they weren't injured.

We Call Him Flipper. But What Do The Dolphins Call Him?

Dolphins, like humans, are part of complex social networks. And research now indicates that they use their unique whistle sounds to identify and communicate with each other. "Every time a dolphin heard its signature whistle, it called back, sometimes multiple times," one researcher says.

Missing Lynx? Cat Is On 'Brink Of Extinction,' Study Says

The "world's most endangered feline species," the Iberian lynx, faces continued pressure because its prey is disappearing. Researchers say the cats need to be introduced to parts of the Iberian peninsula that are higher in altitude and latitude.

Help! My Egg Yolks Are Freakishly White

If you think deep yellow yolks are an indicator of higher nutritional value in eggs, think again, scientists say. Egg yolks come in a rainbow of colors — from pale white to red orange or pink. They may look strange, but they're still good for you.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Sure Had One 'Supersize Schnoz'

"Nasutoceratops translates as 'big-nose horned face." Scientists don't know why this Triceratops relative had such a large nose. Take a gander at what they think it looked like.

Eavesdropping On Nature Gives Clues To Biodiversity

Biologists who study the lives of animals can learn a lot simply by listening to them. The problem is that natural sounds can be far easier to record than to analyze. So scientists are working to automate the process with automated systems that do the identifying for them.

Om Nom Nom: T. Rex Was, Indeed, A Voracious Hunter

A fossilized Tyrannosaur tooth found lodged between bones in a Hadrosaur's tail is giving paleobiologists pretty firm clues about the tyrant king's meal plan. And Hollywood may have been right all along — T. Rex definitely knew how to kill.

PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

NPR's Russell Lewis got quite a view from the beach Monday as a hammerhead cruised among swimmers. Check the picture he snapped.

Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

Farmers give antibiotics routinely to pigs, beef cattle and poultry. They say the drugs help keep animals healthy and get them to market faster. Others say this practice practically guarantees that bacteria will develop resistance to these antibiotics more quickly, endangering human lives and the long-term viability of the drugs.