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Saharan insects use breakneck speeds to beat the desert heat while finding food.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Researchers combine old whaling records with aerial photographs to estimate the large animals’ weights.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

To get wildlife data, scientists have jumped out of helicopters and given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to venomous snakes.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The image shows a dense forest, interspersed with a river and islands.

Expeditions in remote Amazon waterways result in identification of two previously unknown electrified fish.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Conspicuous toilet spots may help Dalmatian wall lizards communicate.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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

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