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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

Researchers discover evidence of a kauri tree "superorganism" in New Zealand.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Searching for dwarf foxes and cloud forests on California's Santa Rosa Island -- a national park that the park service says is "like nowhere else on Earth."

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

After diving penguins drive fish to shallow waters, flying seabirds follow -- and share the bounty.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Repercussions of human pressure ripple from the edges to the center of an enormous protected area.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists explain the lime green look of spring.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

When the foraging sea mammals crack shells to collect food, they produce distinctive evidence.

Thomas Garlinghouse, Contributor

Despite conservation efforts, close assessment of Pando reveals significant losses. 

James Gaines, Contributor

They probably evolved to make mushroom-eating insects lose their appetites.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

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