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Christine Dell'Amore, environment writer/editor for National Geographic News, has reported from six continents, including Antarctica. She has also written for Smithsonian magazine and the Washington Post. Christine holds a masters degree in journalism with a specialty in environmental reporting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her book, South Pole, was published in 2012.

Exclusive Video: World’s Biggest Pig Revealed

Meet the giant forest hog, which at 600 pounds (275 kilograms) brings home the record-setting bacon as the world’s biggest pig.

“Chupacabra” Sighting: Truth Behind the Mythical Beasts

People in Mississippi have spotted a “chupacabra”—get the facts behind these mythical monsters.

Cute Pictures: Baby Olinguito Found in Colombia

Cute new pictures of baby olinguitos—a new mammal recently discovered in South America—have emerged.

Dung Beetles Gallop—Mystery Gait is a First Among Insects

The desert dwellers are the first known insects to gallop, a radically different gait from the three million other insects on Earth, a new study says.

Camera Trap Pictures: Rare Badgers, Mongooses Spotted in Gabon

Honey badgers, mongooses, civets, and other small carnivores roam Gabon’s forests, according to the first such survey of its kind.

14 Baby Pandas in Crib: Why Breed Them?

The Web’s cuteness quotient has skyrocketed with pictures of a crib full of baby pandas—but why do we breed them?

Surprising Photo: Toad Eats Bat

A rare photo shows a cane toad with a bat in its mouth in Peru—find out if the bat got away.

4 Weird Legless Lizard Species Found

Four new species of legless lizard have emerged from a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study says.

Penis Fossils Show How Extinct Bear Mated

Penis bones offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says.

Frog Hears With Its Mouth, Surprises Scientists

A tiny island frog makes do without an inner ear by using its mouth—a new hearing strategy not known before in nature, scientists say.

New “Demon” Ants Named for Maya Underlords

The devil’s in the details when it comes to fearsome new ant species described recently in Central America.

New Parasitic Wasp Rides on Bigger Bug (Video)

Talk about a helicopter parent—a newfound species of wasp rides on the back of a bigger flying insect to help its offspring, a new study says.

Hero Shrew Found, One of “Most Bizarre Animals on Earth”

Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with superhero strength and the oddest backbone of the animal kingdom.

Bumpy-Headed Reptile Fossils Discovered

New fossils of an ancient reptile with a knobby head and armored body have been found in Niger, a new study says.

World War Z: Could a Zombie Virus Happen?

In the new movie World War Z, a zombie pandemic sweeps the world. But what would it take for such a virus to arise?