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Beware of the Stinging Puss Caterpillar, Warns Virginia Tech Insect Expert
Beware of the Stinging Puss Caterpillar, Warns Virginia Tech Insect Expert

Earlier this year, murder hornets were making headlines. Now, another ominous creature is in the spotlight as sightings have spiked in Virginia, just in time for the spooky season. The critter’s official name is the puss caterpillar, or the southern flannel moth, however, since it’s ...

Tiger Tests Positive for COVID-19
Tiger Tests Positive for COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked concerns as it spreads rapidly across the globe. Millions have been affected by the virus, either directly or indirectly. But recent findings prove that humans are not the only ones vulnerable to the virus. A four-year-old female Malayan tiger ...

Scientists Discover First-Known Non-Oxygen Breathing Animal
Scientists Discover First-Known Non-Oxygen Breathing Animal

An unusual species of parasite was recently discovered by scientists. The tiny parasite hides in the muscles of salmon and has less than 10 cells. And most peculiar, the species, Henneguya salminicola, does not breathe oxygen. This abnormal trait makes it the first known multicellular ...

Swell Shark
Nature Reads Round Up

From glowing sharks to prehistoric parrots, here's a list of links to some of the most fascinating news from the natural world... Scientists have recently identified the molecular magic that allows swell sharks and chain catsharks to communicate through neon colors on their skin. They ...

WCS Mozambique Elephants
Nature Reads Round Up

Gathering the links to the latest news in nature, we were pleasantly surprised by some encouraging progress in elephant conservation. That story and more...

Nature Reads Round Up
Nature Reads Round Up

If you find yourself with a little extra time over the next couple weeks, get caught up with the latest news in science and nature...

Grizzly Bear
Nature Reads Round-Up

What's new in the natural world? As usual, we've been rounding up the headlines. Here's the latest Reads Round-Up: In a ruling hailed as historic for wildlife conservation in America, a US judge ordered that the world-famous grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National ...

Nature Reads Round-Up
Nature Reads Round-Up

There is always something new to learn and discover in the natural world. As usual, we've been keeping an eye on the latest headlines and have compiled just a handful of NATURE Reads to check out... Domestic cat behaviors are sometimes a bit confusing and ...