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Whether sexual or asexual, reproduction is a necessity for all organisms that want to ensure their genetic material survives after they’ve bitten the dust (or in this case, the wet sand). Half-a-billion-year-old animals are no different.
After video of kickboxing kangaroos went viral last week, we take a closer look at more of nature’s impressive fighters.
A poison dart frog from Peru that mimics its neighbors in incredible detail is evolving into a new species, scientists believe.
Bigger males may get a lot of attention, but sometimes being smaller and having a different strategy is more successful when it comes to mating.
A rain forest plant baits birds with puffy treats, then blasts any takers with pollen—a unique discovery, a new study says.
Scientists have revealed new discoveries about mating plugs, which dwarf male spiders insert into females to keep out rival sperm.
These normally monogamous birds sometimes call it quits and move on to new partners—nearly a quarter of the time, a new study says.
Join radio host Boyd Matson every week for adventure, conservation and green science. This week his guests try to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, figure out if Mother Nature is really trying to kill you, ski off the seven summits including Everest, look inside the city of Damascus during the Syrian War, dive into Mission Blue with Sylvia Earle, look at how much food we waste each year, take a walk on the surface of Mars, and find out what we should pack on a camping trip.
In our inaugural column of Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we tell you how a new species of tapir hid in plain sight and investigate a sighting of a two-horned lizard.
This week on National Geographic, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they summit Everest seven times, train for an Antarctic speed record, chase water while dodging cats in Africa, sing along with an astronaut, and overcome a traumatic brain injury.
Join us this week, as we set a world record kayaking 151 miles in 24 hours, then build an Ark to help save all of the world’s animals, teach pandas to breed successfully, and finally, rekindle old friendships with indigenous people in Nepal after 45 years apart.
A species of sea slug cuts its own penis off after mating and regrows a new reproductive organ within 24 hours, a new study says.
An international team of researchers has found that female Komodo dragons are living half as long as males do. The reason? “Housework.” That’s right. Housework: The physically demanding tasks of building large nests, maintaining them, and guarding their eggs are shortening the lives of female Komodo dragons. Members of the research team come from Australia,…