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In Case You Needed 6 More Reasons to Love Sloths
Feeling down and want to feel better? Watch this video about sloths. Feeling good and want to feel better? Same goes. Sloths are the best.... READ ON
Animals
Why Lady Mantises Eat Their Mates
Genetically speaking, getting eaten could be the best thing to ever happen to a male mantis.... READ ON
Animals
The Strange Logic of the Strawberry Squid’s Lopsided Eyes
Researchers say each of the pink squid’s eyes serves a different function down in the dark depths.... READ ON
Animals
8 Ways Domestic Cats Are a Serious Threat to Nature
We adore them too. Really. But this is a major problem.... READ ON
Animals
Which Animals Fart? This Google Doc Will Tell You
Snakes? Mussels? The animal kingdom is smellier than you might think.... READ ON
Animals
Zoos Are Tracking Elephant Fitness, and It's Improving the Animals' Health 
The Elephant Welfare Initiative makes sure captive elephants get enough exercise.... READ ON
Science
15 Facts About Maggots
Maggot therapy is making a comeback.... READ ON
Animals
Tardigrade Sex Does Not Disappoint
It’s gross. It’s tender. It’s … lengthy.... READ ON
Animals
Stubborn Sea Stars Thwart Student Scientists by Expelling Microchip Implants
Tracking tags implanted in the sea stars were found lying beside the animals days later.... READ ON
Animals
Baby Sea Stars Are Real-Life Water Benders
Scientists say the larvae flap tiny hairs to create liquid vortices that can either draw food in or help propel them through the water.... READ ON
Animals
Cannibalistic Crabs Show Their Softer Side on Camera
The pale, eyeless deep-sea crabs are better known for tearing each other to pieces.... READ ON
Science
How Do Animals Navigate Using Earth’s Magnetic Field?
And can we do it, too?... READ ON
Animals
Chimps Recognize Butts the Way Humans Recognize Faces
To a chimp, no two butts are alike.... READ ON
Animals
Crow Attacks on Humans Are on the Rise in Australia
They picked up the nasty behavior from magpies.... READ ON
Animals
9 Epic Animal Migrations (and How to See Them)
Amazing journeys that every wildlife enthusiast should witness in person.... READ ON
Animals
8 Surprising Tales of Human-Bear Encounters
These meetings didn't go as either party expected.... READ ON

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