Killing Comes Naturally To Chimps, Scientists Say

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 10:09 a.m.

A new study bolsters the theory that chimpanzees kill rivals as an adaptation to their natural environment and not as a result of human impact.

Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 4:50 a.m.

The Jack Russell terrier was wearing a microchip when she was taken to the shelter in Portland. The question is how did she get there?

In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 3:57 p.m.

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.

Statesman Journal: Oregon Wolves Move Closer To Delisting

Statesman Journal |Sept. 16, 2014 2:27 p.m.

Oregon could have enough breeding pairs of wolves in 2015 to reach a minimum threshold for delisting wolves under the state Endangered Species Act.

California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

NPR |Sept. 14, 2014 8:46 a.m.

California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels, after whaling hammered the population, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.

Hey-Diddle, A Fiddle And A Moon-Jumping Cow? NPR Moos Investigates

NPR |Sept. 13, 2014 1:59 p.m.

For Cow Week, NPR's Wade Goodwyn blows the lid off of a children's nursery rhyme. He talks to Modern Farmer correspondent Tyler LeBlanc about whether a cow could jump over the moon.

A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

NPR |Sept. 12, 2014 1:35 p.m.

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.

Fossil Of 'Jaggermeryx' Found Namesake In Another Stone

NPR |Sept. 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Scientists have named an extinct pig-like creature with big lips after Mick Jagger. Their findings will be published in the September issue of the Journal of Paleontology.

SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

NPR |Sept. 12, 2014 6 a.m.

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.

Are Microbes The Next Frontier?

NPR |Sept. 12, 2014 5:44 a.m.

Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.

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