Why have dozens of great sharks turned up around southern California beaches recently? Finding out the answer led to a close-up view of a baby great white shark — and the researcher who caught her.
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Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they're proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers.
There are only 30 of the small porpoise left, due to over-fishing in the waters of the Gulf of California. Efforts to save the vaquita have pitted environmentalists against fishermen.
What appears to be a feat actually requires almost no muscle effort from the bird. The researchers found even a dead flamingo's body will fall into a stable one-leg balance if positioned vertically.
The Trump administration has given an initial thumbs-up for research students to dig in a rare wildflowers meadow in the San Juan Islands National Monument.
It's hard evidence that the type of spinal segmentation and numbering found in modern humans emerged 3.3 million years ago, the scientists say. The remarkable fossil was discovered in Ethiopia.
The Canadian girl received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts warned she could be at risk for a rare infection known as seal finger.
Whales might be the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been so huge. Researchers say the ocean giants only became enormous fairly recently, and over a short period of time.
For 25 years, the Earth Conservation Corps has been cleaning up the capital's polluted Anacostia River. Volunteers have turned their lives around and now work to help others do the same.