Ball's Antarctic Tundra Beetle was small and brown, and it has been extinct for millions of years. The scientists who discovered it named it in honor of another beetle scientist's 90th birthday.
Food | World | Science | Flora and Fauna | Environment | NationNPR | Nov. 30, 2016 8:53 a.m.
Ants in Fiji farm plants and fertilize them with their poop. And they've been doing this for 3 million years, much longer than humans, who began experimenting with farming about 12,000 years ago.
A new wild animal preserve in Jordan has opened its doors to rescued wildlife in one of the Middle East's biggest animal trafficking routes. Here's a look at that sanctuary.
Entertainment | Science | Flora and Fauna | Health | NationNPR | Nov. 28, 2016 1:37 p.m.
Our canine pals remember lots of facts, like where to find the food bowl. Now there's evidence they also have aspects of "episodic memory," which allow them to relive experiences and events.
A team of veterinarians performed emergency surgery to remove a "dense, masticated lemon-sized mass of bamboo,"
Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
Thanksgiving is all about the turkey dinner — but at an animal sanctuary in Maryland, that means dinner with the turkeys. At this vegan feast, the animals dine before the humans.
Food | Flora and Fauna | Science | Nation | BusinessNPR | Nov. 23, 2016 4:08 p.m.
They're descended from birds brought by British settlers that mated with turkeys native to the U.S. These birds taste much more like the turkeys that were on the table in the 17th century.
A world-record stampede of origami elephants has arrived at the Bronx Zoo, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about poaching.