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Step right up and see the first footage of the elusive vampire squirrel

Ladies and gentlemen, feast your unbelieving eyes on the first recorded footage of this mysterious rodent! Marvel at its massive, fluffy tail! Hear unbelievable stories about its bloodthirsty nature!

By September 7, 2015


Landscape of no fear: Sea turtles don't avoid hungry tiger sharks the way you'd think

Sea turtles don't alter their movements to avoid shark attacks, researchers find, which means sea turtles are tougher than most of us.

By July 28, 2015


Lake in Turkey turns blood red

A lake in central Turkey called Tuz Golu turns bright red during the hot summer season, and it's not because of some biblical plague.

By July 23, 2015


Rhino horn camera aims to stop poachers

A new method aims to halt rhinoceros poaching by monitoring and tracking the animals to catch poachers in the act.

By July 21, 2015


Drone maker 3D Robotics sees the future, and it is apps

For Road Trip 2015, we travel to the outskirts of San Diego to check in with a company trying to democratize drone software for the world, a la smartphones and app stores.

By July 16, 2015


Climate change turns male lizards into females

For the first time, scientists have confirmed that climate change affects the sex determination process of Australian bearded dragons in the wild.

By July 6, 2015


Freaky Burgess Shale fossil finds its head

Researchers have found teeny tiny teeth in a creature half a billion years old so strange it was named Hallucigenia.

By June 24, 2015


Is this the world's most adorable octopus?

An as-yet undescribed species of octopus is just so gosh-darn cute that it may be named for its charms.

By June 18, 2015


11 kinds of chameleon found masquerading as a single species

Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.

By May 26, 2015


Skin that can see is octopus camouflage superpower

A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.

By May 21, 2015