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Peacock Feathers Are Even More Majestic Under a Microscope
Photographer Waldo Nell captures the iridescent beauty of peacock feathers under the microscope. His work transforms a familiar object into abstract landscapes and still lifes. We hope you’ll enjoy the stunning result.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Don't Vultures Eat Live Prey?
Just like undertakers have the world’s most secure job, vultures have the world’s most secure food source.... READ ON
Animals
California Condors Will Be Reintroduced to the Wild
Government agencies and the Yurok tribe are teaming up to try to restore the endangered bird to its historic habitat.... 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
Chickens Are Much, Much Smarter Than They Look
Scientist Lori Marino says the farmyard fowl are “vastly underrated.”... READ ON
Animals
44 Reasons Birds Are Just the Greatest
Birds are magic, you guys.... READ ON
Science
The Top 10 Science Stories of 2016
It's been a big year.... READ ON
Animals
This Colorful Pigeon Is the Dodo’s Closest Living Relative
Years of isolation allowed the Nicobar pigeon to develop its brilliant plumage.... READ ON
Animals
Wisdom the Elderly Albatross Is Expecting Another Baby
The 66-year-old is the world’s oldest known wild breeding bird mama.... READ ON
Animals
11 Flightless Facts About Kiwis
The bird, not the fruit.... READ ON
Animals
Why Yellow Woodpeckers Are Turning Red
A team of researchers has a new explanation for the color shift: Invasive plants are altering the woodpeckers’ palate—and, as a result, their palette.... READ ON
Animals
10 Filling Facts About Turkeys
4. Female turkeys don't gobble.... READ ON
Animals
Starling Nests Make Huge Feasts for Pigs, Snakes, Insects, and Turkeys
Come one, come all.... READ ON
Animals
Crow Attacks on Humans Are on the Rise in Australia
They picked up the nasty behavior from magpies.... READ ON
Animals
Scientists Say Bird Poop Helps Cool the Arctic
Gases produced by huge quantities of seabird guano contribute modestly to cloud formation, thus helping lower temperatures.... READ ON
Animals
Watch Animals Defend Themselves by Puking
Some animals' vomit is downright dangerous.... READ ON

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