Dog smiling

A New California Law Will Take Rescue Pets From Shelters To Stores

For the sale of every animal that is not a rescue, pet stores will be fined $500.

  Animals

1:02A bee
patrickkavanagh / CC BY 2.0

Honey Analysis Shows Insecticide Contamination All Over The World

1:48A closeup of a house spider from England
Nic McPhee / CC BY-SA 2.0

Do Sleeping Humans Really Swallow 8 Spiders A Year?

1:04An Anthony's poison arrow frog sitting on a leaf
Rebecca Tarvin

How Do Poisonous And Venomous Animals Resist Their Own Toxins?

1:00Two snow leopards
Tambako The Jaguar / CC BY ND 2.0

Snow Leopards Aren't Endangered Anymore, But They're Still Vulnerable

1:02An endangered Key deer in Florida
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

For Florida's Endangered Wildlife, Hurricanes Come With The Territory

0:52A Siberian tiger yawns
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Tigers Are Returning To A Country Where They Were Once Extinct

1:06Close up shot of yellow-headed amazon
C. P. Ewing / CC BY 2.0

Like Humans, Parrots Eat Nutrient Supplements ... But Theirs Are Clay

0:49A photo of the fossilized Borealopelta markmitchelli
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Canada.

Dino Armor Might Not Be Just For Defense — It Also Could Be For Mating

1:11Yellowstone grizzly bears
Yellowstone National Park

The US Interior Secretary Is Being Sued Over Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

1:24Sue the T. rex stands in Stanley Field Hall
The Field Museum

The Field Museum Is Giving Sue The T. Rex Her Own Room

1:06A Sea Shepherd ship confronting Japanese whalers.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Admits Setback In Battle Against Japanese Whaling Ships

1:30Two mosquitoes suck blood
Getty Images

Mosquitoes Are Awful. So Why Haven't We Tried Exterminating Them?

1:18Siberian huskies
Getty Images

Direwolves Of 'Game Of Thrones' Lead To Dire Problems For Real Dogs

0:59Pigs
Getty Images

Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans Could Happen In The Near Future

0:48Man beside one Patagotitan mayorum bone
American Museum of Natural History

Scientists Just Named The Biggest Land Animal Ever

1:19Sage grouse
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / CC BY 2.0

This Bird Is Once Again At The Center Of An Oil-Drilling Debate

0:42Bighead Asian carp
Mark Mauno / CC BY SA 2.0

US Army Corps Of Engineers Wants $275 Million To Battle Carp

1:47African elephant in the jungle with zebras in the background
African Parks

As Habitats Shrink, There Is Such A Thing As Too Many Elephants

0:48Rescued animal, a lion, drinking water
Four Paws

Animals Abandoned In A Syrian Amusement Park Are Getting Help

1:21Team works on IVF procedure on a rhino.
Longleat

First In Vitro Embryos Could Save The Northern White Rhino

0:43Cecil the lion.
University of Oxford

Cecil The Lion's Son Xanda Met The Same Fate As His Father

0:58The mascots of Louisiana State, Missouri, Auburn and Clemson (clockwise from top left)
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NCAA Tigers Are Teaming Up To Protect Tigers In The Wild

0:56A woman holds a dog.
Humane Society International

Over 140 Dogs Were Rescued From A Meat Farm In South Korea

1:01T. rex in computer simulation
University of Manchester

T. Rex Was Probably Much Slower Than You Thought

0:48A jumping spider sits on top of a plant
Artur Rydzewski / CC BY 2.0

Some Spiders Mimic Ants To Avoid Being Devoured

0:55Corals on the Great Barrier Reef
Toby Hudson / CC by SA-3.0

Reef Fish Make Riskier Choices If They've Been Exposed To Oil

1:14A group of horses.
Getty Images

Congress Is Working To Get Horses From Stables Onto Dinner Tables

1:10Close-up of tardigrade under a microscope
Goldstein Lab / CC by 4.0

Tardigrades Might Be The Sole Survivors Of The Apocalypse

1:10Raven
Will Brown / CC BY 2.0

Ravens Have The Rare Ability To Plan Ahead — Almost Like Humans

1:36Zebra fish embryo under the microscope
American Chemical Society

How To Freeze The Decline Of Earth's Endangered Species