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Oldest Evidence of Nails in Modern Primates

From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga's sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.
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Do Dolphins Mourn Their Dead?

New evidence suggests that dolphins, like elephants and the great apes, may comprehend their own mortality.
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'Oldest' Woolly Rhino Discovered

A woolly rhino fossil dug up on the Tibetan Plateau is believed to be the oldest specimen of its kind yet found.
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4 Ways Animals Are Using Tools

The animal kingdom isn't as simple-minded as you might think. These four animals have no problem using tools, and their ranks are only expected to rise.
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No-Fishing Reserves Proving Highly Effective

No-fishing reserves can restore marine ecosystems better than previously thought and can turn a heavily degraded site into an international model for conservation.
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How Animals Reacted to the Earthquake

The vibrations from yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake were keenly felt at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.
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Honey Ant Colonies Have Multiple Queens

Footage of ant queens working together has been captured by a BBC film crew.
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Monkeys Adopt A Kitten

Long-tailed macaque was discovered in the forest preserves caring for a ginger kitten.
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Cockroaches Have Antibiotic Brains

The brains of these insects carry some serious antibiotics—strong enough to slaughter bacteria that have evolved resistance to the hospital antibiotics we use.
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Honduran White Bats

At just 37-47 mm long, this teeny-tiny bat reminds me of those marshmallows you put in your hot cocoa.
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