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Popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicine Threatens Wildlife

The popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is growing rapidly among people who are seeking alternative healthcare remedies rather than relying on Western medicine...

How Wildlife in New England Handles the Winter

When we mere humans are standing outside bundled from head to toe and wincing in the wind, it may seem amazing — even troublesome —...

A Grateful Elephant

During the Song Dynasty, a hunter from Yangshan County (in present-day Guangdong Province) had caught some wild game, such as hares and pheasants, and...

Drug Pollution Is Passing From Stream Bugs to Predators

Sixty-nine pharmaceutical compounds have been detected in stream insects, some at concentrations that may threaten animals that feed on them, such as trout and...

Human Ancestors Not to Blame for Ancient Mammal Extinctions in Africa

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals in Africa over the last several...

310 Million-Year-Old Tiny Footprints Found in Grand Canyon

Hundreds of hikers each day pass by the fallen boulder along the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park. It might otherwise go...

Meet America’s Fattest Bear of the Year

A brown bear from Alaska has been dubbed the fattest bear in America by an online poll conducted on Facebook. Voters were apparently impressed...

Do Sunscreen Chemicals Harm Fish?

For most people, a trip to the beach involves slathering on a thick layer of sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. However,...

Endangered Amur Leopards in the Wild in China and Russia on the Decline

Scientists estimate there are only 84 remaining highly endangered Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) remaining in the wild across its current range along the...

Researchers Discover More About Ancient Crocodiles

The mouth of today's crocodilians inspires fear and awe, with their wide gape and the greatest known bite force in the vertebrate animal kingdom....
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