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Squirrel pokes its head out from a green garbage can, carrying a morsel of food in its mouth.

Animals are often able to adapt to their human-influenced surroundings with remarkable ease.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

New research suggests the ancestors of reptiles, birds and mammals might have walked more efficiently on land than previously thought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The discovery of a gene that helps female mosquitoes make healthy eggs could lead to a new way to fight the disease-spreading insects.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Record low levels of winter sea ice devastate seabirds already struggling with climate change.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

New research may explain why some cloven-hoofed animals have tusks instead of horns or antlers.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists delve deep into why and how the turkey -- that ends up on our plates -- turned out the way it is.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Observation could improve filtration systems and boost conservation efforts.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Armadillos could help fill ecological voids left by the Southeast's waning gopher tortoise populations.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A new study shows that colonies of as few as six ants divvy up duties.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

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