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

NPR | July 23, 2014 2:44 p.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.

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

NPR | July 23, 2014 11:05 a.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.

Thousands Of Migrating Birds Take Their Layover In A Texas Parking Lot

NPR | July 22, 2014 5:17 p.m.

For one month every summer, hundreds of thousands of purple martins stop by an abandoned shopping mall parking lot in Austin, Texas, on their way to the Amazon Basin. Reporter Luke Quinton visited this year's roosting and offers a glimpse of the phenomenon.

'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens

NPR | July 22, 2014 10:13 a.m.

A program that provides food and shelter to migratory birds has enlisted immigrant women in the effort. "When I see them here," says one woman, "it reminds me of my garden back home in Mexico."

Sixth-Grader's Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists

NPR | July 22, 2014 6:24 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.

400,000+ Sign Petition To Move 'Sad Bear' To Better Life In Canada

NPR | July 19, 2014 10:33 a.m.

Arturo the polar bear, living in a cramped and hot zoo enclosure in Argentina, is the subject of an online campaign that includes, among others, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

In Tracking Bats, It Helps To Find Them Adorable

NPR | July 19, 2014 8:45 a.m.

Julia Hoeh is a bat tracker. For $350 a week plus basic housing in rural Tennessee, she stays up long after midnight to affix radio trackers to bats and collect samples of their DNA.

When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1

NPR | July 18, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Maybe there's a thing or two we can learn from fish. They don't call a group of them a school of fish for nothing. Researchers have found that when two fish swim together, they make better decisions than when two fish are swimming alone.

Dogs Carry Kissing Bug Disease In Texas And Latin America

NPR | July 17, 2014 8:47 a.m.

From shelter mutts to show dogs, Texas canines are getting a parasite that causes heart problems in people. Dogs don't spread the parasite directly to humans. But they help to make it more prevalent.

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

NPR | July 12, 2014 9:39 a.m.

Unrelated lineages of electric fish all use the same small set of genes to create their voltage, a genetic search shows. Maybe the same genes could one day power pacemakers, bioengineers suggest.

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