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A rough-skinned frog species thought to have gone extinct more than 20 years ago may have been found alive in a Honduran rain forest.

September 26, 2008
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The bones of 72 mountain gorillas, including many of the animals studied by the murdered primatologist, are being prepared for forensic analysis.

September 24, 2008
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A Galápagos Island tortoise thought to be extinct since the 1800s may not be gone after all, researchers said.

September 23, 2008
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The intertwining songs of tropical wrens serve as weapons and help males and females find each other in dense forests, a new study says.

September 4, 2008
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For years coffee farmers the world over have been battling the destructive coffee berry borer with insecticides. But a simple solution may already exist in their own backyards: birds.

August 26, 2008
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Photos of giant whale sharks snapped by vacationing scuba divers and snorkelers are helping scientists track the elusive marine creatures across the oceans thanks to a star-mapping method used by NASA.

August 25, 2008
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Large grazing animals temper the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems by keeping plant explosions in check, according to a new study.

August 19, 2008
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Bird researchers traveling through rural Costa Rica in pursuit of the elusive Pacific screech owl were attacked August 3 by locals who mistook them for thieves.

August 14, 2008
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The biggest graveyard ever found in the region has revealed how ancient humans lived and died when the desert was a grassy savanna about 10,000 years ago.

August 14, 2008
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A recent archaeological survey of ancient sites in southern Iraq found that looting has come to an end and damage from neglect is now the chief threat to many ancient Mesopotamian sites.

August 12, 2008
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Sensor-equipped elephant seals are effective—and cheaper—alternatives to satellites and ships that can't study ice-covered oceans in winter, a new study says.

August 12, 2008
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The chilis develop piquant chemicals to frustrate the harmful fungus long enough for birds and other animals to disperse the peppers' seeds, a new study finds.

August 11, 2008
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Two mummified fetuses found in King Tut's tomb will undergo DNA testing to determine their relation to the famous pharaoh, Egyptian officials announced today.

August 7, 2008
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The Congolese government announced yesterday it has appointed Emmanuel de Merode to run Virunga National Park—the site of last year's brutal gorilla killings and a recent deadly attack on conservation workers.

August 07, 2008
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For the first time, researchers clearly document cuttlefish using complex color camouflage to elude predators at night.

August 06, 2008

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