The New Caledonian Crow

The New Caledonian Crow

Meet the best toolmakers in the animal world

Off the shores of Australia lay the island of New Caledonia. It is home to countless unusual species — the largest skink in the world and the flightless Kagu — but one of the most notable is a bird that is black from its beak to its feet, the New Caledonian Crow. More…

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Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

Atop a volcano, a rare plant meets its match

The National Park Service shows growing concern for climate impacts on Hawaii’s silverswords

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SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

A citizen science initiative is trying to collect more information about seahorses from around the world

SNAPSHOT: Conserving the sea stallion

A citizen science initiative is trying to collect more information about seahorses from around the world

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The Science Oven

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