Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

NPR | July 31, 2014 2:10 p.m.

The Christian theme park, featuring a 510-foot-long replica of the ark, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board.

An Animal Makes A $10,000 Deposit, But Not At The Bank

NPR | July 30, 2014 4:48 p.m.

A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.

Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

NPR | July 30, 2014 7:47 a.m.

Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.

The 30-Foot High Pile Of Bones That Could Be A DNA Treasure Trove

NPR | July 29, 2014 4:31 p.m.

The Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming may hold specimens of DNA from animals who roamed thousands of years ago. Julie Meachem, a paleontologist leading the expedition into the cave, speaks with Audie Cornish about the secrets she hopes to find.

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

NPR | July 29, 2014 9:01 a.m.

To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

NPR | July 28, 2014 4:33 p.m.

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "Bird mecca" of America – is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention

NPR | July 28, 2014 10:28 a.m.

Florida-native Lauren Arrington discovered that invasive lionfish, which usually live in the ocean, could survive in nearly fresh water. The 12-year-old's experiment blew away professional scientists.

How Do You Lose A Half-Million Birds?

NPR | July 28, 2014 12:38 a.m.

For the last 25 years, a giant flock of purple martins has gathered in Lake Murray, S.C. in late July. This year, they didn't show up.

How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

NPR | July 27, 2014 7:52 a.m.

A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.

If Dogs Feel Jealousy, It May Run Deeper In Us Than We'd Thought

NPR | July 25, 2014 4:40 p.m.

Dr. Christine Harris co-authored a study that examined whether dogs exhibit jealous behavior, hoping to see if jealousy is an emotion unique to humans. Audie Cornish asks Harris: Does it take complex cognitions to trigger the emotion?

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