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New Species of 'Indestructible' Animal Found in Surprising Place

Discovered in a parking lot in Japan, the tardigrade species could provide clues for how the animal has changed over time.

Rare Sleeper Shark Caught on Video Beneath the Arctic

The footage could provide more information on Greenland sharks, an understudied deep-sea species.

Earliest Ancient Egyptian Tattoos Found on Mummies

The 5,000-year-old mummies have tattooed images of sheep, bulls, and mysterious lines.

What This Unprecedented 13-Million-Person Family Tree Reveals

For starters, the new tree calls into question a prevailing theory for why people stopped marrying close relatives.

Mercury at Its Best, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in March

Watch out this month for a planet promenade, a ghostly pyramid of light, and the final blue moon of the year.

Rare Saltwater Lakes Filled with Jellyfish Found in Indonesia

Armed with new research, a team of scientists has been working with Indonesian governments on conservation management.

Universe's First Stars Detected? Get the Facts.

Painstaking new work suggests that the burning balls of gas started forming about 180 million years after the cosmos burst into being.

Opioids Won't Solve the World's Chronic Pain. This Idea Might

Spurred by his own experience, National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin is testing the power of technology and the brain to heal.

We Can Clone Pet Dogs—But Is That a Good Idea?

Barbra Streisand's cloned dogs recently made headlines, but the process has been available to the high-paying public for over a decade.

7,000-Year-Old Native American Burial Site Found Underwater

In an unprecedented discovery, archaeologists identify a site where prehistoric people once buried their dead—now submerged beneath the waves.

Sloths May Be Slow, But They're Not Stupid

A new book challenges misconceptions about the Central and South American tree dwellers.

How the Woman Who Found a Leprosy Treatment Was Almost Lost to History

The daughter of daguerreotype pioneers, Alice Ball used her passion for chemistry to develop an injection that stayed in use for 20 years.

How Some U.S. Ape Sanctuaries Fail Their Animals and Staff

Staff complaints at a chimp sanctuary whose founder had no formal training in primate care point to problems compounded by weak oversight.

Here's Why One Loyal Dog Returns Every Day to the Same Train

The stray female dog has apparently been searching for someone since early January.

Bad Breeding Season Spells Trouble for Endangered Whale

Left unchecked, human activity killing the North Atlantic right whales could make them go extinct in 20 years, experts say.

Birds Sleep in Giraffe Armpits, New Photos Reveal

Nighttime camera trap images from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania reveal giraffes acting as "bed and breakfasts," scientists say.

Prehistoric Puppy May Be Earliest Evidence of Pet-Human Bonding

A new analysis of 14,000-year-old canine reveals the earliest evidence for an emotional attachment with man’s best friend.

New Species of Shark Discovered in Deep Sea

The discovery of the Atlantic sixgill shark teaches us more about sharks as a whole, and could help with future conservation efforts.

Why This Lioness Suddenly Grew a Mane

Bridget the lion is 18 years old, and for most of her life has been mane free.

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