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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

Seahorses, dainty creatures found in shallow waters across the planet, have fascinated us for a long time. Despite having a Greek name alluding to sea monsters, they are beautiful to look at, and have a remarkable array of peculiar behaviors. More…

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Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

Natural history museums: fact or fiction?

It’s tempting to view natural history dioramas as pure representations of fact — but these displays may be shaped by cultural assumptions and theatrical urges

Buy someone a pizza. Because, science.

Buy someone a pizza. Because, science.

You can request a free pizza on Reddit. And researchers who study altruism are watching closely and taking notes.

Scrappy males cut the mating line

Scrappy males cut the mating line

If you can’t beat ‘em, find a buddy and follow him

Wet beaches drown sea turtles

Wet beaches drown sea turtles

Climate change makes beaches wetter, hurting the survival of sea turtle hatchlings

Bacteria that can hold their liquor

Bacteria that can hold their liquor

Hardier microbes make biofuel production more feasible

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

How often should I take my pet to the vet?

The answer is at the heart of a multi-million dollar advertising campaign by the veterinary industry

Fish out of water

Fish out of water

Air-breathing fish do exist — and they use a remarkable respiratory system to survive on land