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It's well known that animals can give diseases to humans. But now the first known case of humans transmitting a disease to wildlife is being analyzed in Africa.

February 20, 2009
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It's well known that animal diseases can be transmitted to humans. But a veterinarian is studying the reverse: wild mongooses infected with human tuberculosis in Botswana.

February 20, 2009
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Mastiff dogs are becoming increasingly popular in Spain to protect cattle from a growing wolf population.

February 20, 2009
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After the recent chimp attack in Connecticut, a Florida sanctuary's work is more pertinent than ever. The facility treats pet primates that have been abused or abandoned.

February 19, 2009
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Underwater archaeologists in Florida have discovered secrets from a time when wooly mammoths, giant sloths, and huge tortoises roamed a landscape quite different from today's sunshine state.

February 18, 2009
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On an unprecedented Congo River run, scientists and kayakers have found potential new species, spike-toothed "monster fish," and evidence that the African river may be the world's deepest.

February 13, 2009
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Archaeologists digging at the site of George Washington's early home have discovered clues about the boyhood of the first U.S. President.

February 13, 2009
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Using tiny "backpacks," a scientist tracks North American songbirds to their tropical wintering grounds for the first time and finds they travel faster than previously known. With video.

February 12, 2009
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Migratory birds are among the world's most accomplished air travelers, but scientists are still trying to solve the mysteries of how they do it and where many species wind up.

February 6, 2009
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Forty-seven million years ago primitive whales gave birth on land, according to a new study of a pregnant whale fossil that sheds light on how these mysterious mammals moved from land to sea.

February 3, 2009
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A new ocean update to Google Earth allows users to dive underwater, see ocean topography, and watch regions change over time.

February 3, 2009
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The new ocean update to Google Earth allows anyone to view the seafloor and wildlife under the waves in pictures, video, and maps.

February 2, 2009
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Google Earth no longer stops at the shoreline. The software's new ocean update offers a 3-D view of the seafloor, shipwrecks, and underwater life.

February 2, 2009
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Post-quake rebuilding could threaten the endangered pandas' already shrinking natural habitat, according to experts.

January 29, 2009
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The discovery of marmoset vocal variations indicates primate language may be more complicated than previously thought, according to a new study.

January 28, 2009

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