Animals died in 'toxic soup' during Earth's worst mass extinction: A warning for today
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Animals died in 'toxic soup' during Earth's worst mass extinction: A warning for today

In freshwater lakes, toxic microbial blooms are becoming more common. Credit: Christian Fischer/Wikimedia Commons The end-Permian mass extermination
Some animals are evolving new body shapes as the climate changes
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Some animals are evolving new body shapes as the climate changes

A crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans), an Australian Parrot that is gaining more money as the world heats Kevin Dickinson / Alamy Endotherms are
Ancient marsupial 'junk DNA' might be useful after all
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Ancient marsupial 'junk DNA' might be useful after all

The DNA of the Tasmanian Devils was one of 13 marsupials that were tested for evidence of viral fossils. Credit: Shutterstock The genomes of all
Massive new animal species discovered in half-billion-year-old Burgess Shale
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Massive new animal species discovered in half-billion-year-old Burgess Shale

Reconstruction of Titanokorys Gainesi. Credit: Lars Fields, Royal Ontario Museum Palaeontologists at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered
Can India Solve Its Macaque Conundrum With Contraception?
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Can India Solve Its Macaque Conundrum With Contraception?

Excerpted from Fuzz: How Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. Available September 14, 2021 from W.W. Norton. The Wildlife Institute of India,
Animals ‘shapeshifting’ in response to climate crisis, research finds
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Animals ‘shapeshifting’ in response to climate crisis, research finds

Researchers have found that animals are becoming more flexible due to the climate crisis. Scientists discovered that warm-blooded animals are
Alien-like cookiecutter sharks terrorize animals of all sizes
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Alien-like cookiecutter sharks terrorize animals of all sizes

The cookie cutter shark is known for eating large, cookie-shaped pieces of whales and sharks that are larger than them, but a new study has shown
Biologists Unlock the Secrets of ‘Invisible’ Animals
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Biologists Unlock the Secrets of ‘Invisible’ Animals

This story was originally published on Atlas Obscura. It is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Aaron Pomerantz, a biologist, saw tiny invisible
Why Tiny Tardigrades Walk Like Insects 500,000 Times Their Size
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Why Tiny Tardigrades Walk Like Insects 500,000 Times Their Size

These tiny, ungainly, pudgy tardigrades are some of the smallest-legged animals on Earth. They walk around like small children with their tiny legs.
What is the fastest animal on Earth?
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What is the fastest animal on Earth?

If you ask anyone to name the fastest animal on Earth, they will most likely answer the cheetah. The focus on the feline's speed has taken away