September 24, 2012 Muscular fish like salmon, tuna and eel can benefit from more exercise in a farmed fish environment. New research and a new book are aiming to convince fish farmers that getting fish to swim faster will mean healthier products, less waste, and more profit.
September 23, 2012 Sounds of distress from the cub's mother, Mei Xiang, alerted panda-keepers, but it was too late. The cause of death is not yet known.
September 22, 2012 On World Rhino Day, people across the globe celebrate the rhinoceros and raise awareness to save all five species.
September 21, 2012 The National Institutes of Health will retire over 100 chimps from biomedical research experiments after deciding there's no longer a need for them. Some chimps are headed to a sanctuary, while others will go to a facility in Texas that will care for them.
September 21, 2012 With such detail and complexity, one can see why ivory sculptures would be coveted and sold at a high price
September 20, 2012 WPLNThe artificial cave could house hundreds of thousands of bats, helping them escape a devastating infection called white-nose syndrome. As bats continue to die off, scientists are seeking quick and effective ways to protect them from an invasive fungus that grows naturally in caves.
September 14, 2012 Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.
September 13, 2012 Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is home to 200 endangered mountain gorillas, about a quarter of the world's total. In recent months, a new insurgent group has taken over gorilla habitat. Despite it all, the gorilla population has been rising.
September 12, 2012 Flying with lobsters is surprisingly easy, as long as the journey isn't too long. And this year's glut of Maine's soft shell lobsters means it's also cheaper than usual to bring them home alive.
September 11, 2012 A center for scientists to study what helps dogs succeed in search-and-rescue operations opens Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cynthia Otto, who created the center, and Annemarie DeAngelo, the center's training director, tell Fresh Air why they depend on their canine companions.
September 6, 2012 Some birds respond to dead companions in interesting ways. Is it insightful or inappropriately anthropomorphic to conclude that these birds hold funerals? Commentator and anthropologist Barbara J. King considers this question in light of a new scientific report.