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Tiny Vessels Make Much Noise: Listen To Ants As They Walk

The everyday ant seldom gets close enough to a microphone to be amplified and heard but 'The World According to Sound' podcast manages to let us listen to the insects as they go about their day.

How Do Toxins From Plastics Find Their Way Into Our Food?

Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.

Spanish Top Court Overturns Catalonia's Bullfighting Ban

The judges ruled it was unconstitutional and infringed on the government's responsibility to preserve Spain's cultural patrimony. Catalan lawmakers approved the ban in 2010, citing animal cruelty.

'Last Gasp' To Save The Florida Grasshopper Sparrow From Extinction

A tiny bird called the Florida grasshopper sparrow is on the brink of extinction. Fewer than 150 are believed to remain in the wild.

Dinosaurs Down Under May Help Explain Prehistoric Migrations

The remains of two titanosaur species discovered in Australia provide clues about how ancient plant-eaters proliferated.
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Get Used To That Travel Crate, Bao Bao: Beloved Panda To Leave National Zoo

One of the most popular residents of the National Zoo, the 3-year-old giant panda is being relocated to China for breeding purposes.

How Snakes Lost Their Legs

Scientists in Florida say they've pinpointed a genetic process that caused snakes to lose their legs and have found that embryonic pythons still form "cryptic leg skeletons," millions of years later.

Bye-Bye, Bao Bao: Popular Giant Panda Heads To China This Winter

The National Zoo's giant pandas are on loan from China, and the agreement requires that any pandas born in D.C. be sent to China before they turn 4. It'll soon be time for Bao Bao to make the journey.

Scientists Study Species Of Turtles Presumed To Be Abundant

Scientists and environmentalists work hard to save animals from becoming extinct. But there's another effort underway to study a species perceived to be abundant: turtles.

Those Ancient Stone Tools — Did Humans Make Them, Or Was It Really Monkeys?

Capuchin monkeys in Brazil have been seen making sharp stone flakes. It was previously thought that only humans and their ancestors had flaking skills.