7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

NPR |Dec. 19, 2014 2:02 a.m.

Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.

A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 3:01 p.m.

A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rates.

Birds Of A Feather Aren't Necessarily Related

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 2:25 p.m.

Geneticists have revised the evolutionary tree of birds, revealing some unlikely relationships.

Florida's Hunt For Giant Snails Leads To 'Smelly Easter Eggs'

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 7:28 a.m.

The state has so far spent $6 million trying to eradicate the giant African land snail, an invasive species that devours gardens, carries disease and leaves behind a trail of foul-smelling mucous.

We're Down To 5 Northern White Rhinos: Is It Too Late For Babies?

NPR |Dec. 17, 2014 6:07 p.m.

With the death of a Northern White Rhino in San Diego's zoo this week, researchers are working to see if they can save the species. They'd better hurry — only five remain.

Rare Northern White Rhino Dies At San Diego Zoo

NPR |Dec. 15, 2014 9:58 a.m.

Now, only five remain in the world. Angalifu was thought to be 44 years old. He died of old age.

More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

NPR |Dec. 15, 2014 8:28 a.m.

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.

How Can You Tell If Your Goat Is Happy? Now We Know!

NPR |Dec. 14, 2014 11:28 a.m.

Farmers raise millions of goats. But little has been known about how to tell if a goat is doing OK — until now. A new study reveals the signs of a happy ruminant.

Chicago's Orphaned Otter 'Pup 681' Gets A Real Name

NPR |Dec. 12, 2014 11:15 a.m.

The southern sea pup, now known as Luna, was found on a beach in California in October and later transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.

The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

NPR |Dec. 11, 2014 3:39 p.m.

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and doppler radar along the way.

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