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A Komodo dragon still, with a deer in the background.

Komodo dragons outlived their giant reptile peers through isolation and some lucky breaks, although cannibalism and virgin births may have helped.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

The large, colorful parasite has apparently been lurking there for years.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The fish have organs filled with glowing bacteria that they use to flash.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

A small change in poison frogs' DNA keeps them from being harmed by their own poison.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

New Caledonian crows may find tool use fun, according to a new study.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Study suggests tourists' photos can yield better, cheaper data than traditional methods for studying wildlife.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

It takes good listening skills, a clear water bottle, and maybe some gloves.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

For the bluehead wrasse, going from female to male involves a dramatic genetic reprogramming in the sexual organs.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

A survey of 1,225 dog owners reveals what works and what doesn't to help dogs with firework fear.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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