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Tech-savvy dolphin retrieves woman's dropped smartphone

A cell phone dropped into the Atlantic Ocean is returned to its owner by a helpful dolphin.

By October 2, 2015


Dolphin-loving girl surprised with special 3D-printed arm

A 10-year-old born without part of her right arm gets a big surprise when an actor from the "Dolphin Tale" films presents her with a new, marine-themed prosthetic.

By June 4, 2015


Breathalyser used to diagnose dolphin health

Researchers have developed a type of breathalyser that can diagnose dolphin health by measuring the metabolites in their breath.

By October 15, 2014


How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By October 8, 2015


Dolphin translator chirps out first word

Scientists working on a two-way dolphin communicator have made a breakthrough -- their device may have translated a single whistle in real time.

By April 2, 2014


Sperm whales develop culture, regional accents

A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects.

By September 8, 2015


Drone flies through whales' spouts to sample their breath

Getting a breath sample from a whale isn't the easiest task in the world. But with the help of a hexacopter, scientists are getting the job done.

By August 5, 2015


Whoa, penguin! See Zookeepers strike epic 'Jurassic World' poses

Chris Pratt's velociraptor-calming exploits have inspired zookeepers to replicate his dramatic scene with the not-so-ferocious beasts in their care.

By June 18, 2015


Watch: Lucky footage shows rare white porpoise in the wild

A boater in Denmark has the good fortune to record an animal that's only be sighted in the wild 15 times in the past century.

By June 15, 2015


Geek overboard: Crossing the Atlantic on an old-school ship

CNET's Amanda Kooser relives the long-ago days of luxury ocean liner travel aboard the modern Queen Victoria, where white gloves meet Wi-Fi.

By May 9, 2015