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A vaccine to save devils?

Finally, there might be a breakthrough in the effort to save Tasmanian devils. The beautiful and much maligned marsupials have been dying of a strange and contagious cancer—called devil facial tumor disease…

Flying turtles: from tank to tarmac

By Vicki Croke and Christen Goguen–The airlift of three rescued loggerhead turtles has been something of a nail biter. And the looming ice storm barreling up the East Coast, threatening to derail today’s departure, is just the latest peril for Biscuits, the oldest and largest of the evacuees.

Napoleon got it right about dogs

“In the deep silence of a beautiful moonlit night, a dog, leaping suddenly from beneath the clothes of his dead master rushed upon us and then immediately returned to his hiding-place, howling piteously. He alternately licked his master’s hand, and again flew at us, as if at once soliciting aid and seeking revenge…

Meeting my hero, Jane Goodall

This week marks an important anniversary for me: Twenty-five years ago, I met my hero, the legendary chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall. To the world, Goodall gained her first measure of fame in 1960 by changing the definition of man with her discovery that not just humans, but chimpanzees too, fashion and use tools.