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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.

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?

Photos: Hot-Pink Slug And 5 Other Rosy Animals

The newly identified hot-pink slug is just one of nature’s rosy critters—check out a pink hippo, grasshopper, and more.

How a Stunning Aurora Video Was Made

Filmmaker Anna Possberg talks about braving the Arctic elements to document the northern lights.

Rebirth of Lake Sturgeon: Freshwater Species of the Week

At a fish-rearing facility near Michigan‘s Kalamazoo River, I’m peering inside a big, water-filled tub at lake sturgeon eggs no bigger than BB pellets. Someday these will grow into the biggest fish in North America, but for now, they’re the precious cargo of a state program to bring these freshwater giants back to their native…

Breweries Raising Their Glasses to Clean Water

A new program is asking craft breweries to support the Clean Water Act by reducing their water use and recycling wastewater.

Yeti Robot Detects Polar Dangers

This battery-powered rover has all the toughness of an abominable snowman, surveying undetected hazards at scientific-research sites in Greenland and Antarctica.

Top 10 Headlines Today: Clear-Blooded Fish, Buried Treasure…

On our radar today: 1) A fish is discovered with clear blood, 2) A nuclear rocket could take us to Mars, 3) A shipwreck is found with gold treasure, and…

Revisiting My Teenage Crush on Jurassic Park (and Getting the Scoop on the Movie’s Dinos)

In 1993, as a dinosaur-obsessed 13-year-old, I saw Jurassic Park in surround sound—the first movie released with the technology. For months I’d anticipated the film: reading fan magazines, making clay dinosaurs, and of course rereading Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel. This week, nearly 20 years later, I saw the film in IMAX with a new twist…

“Phallus” Worm Is Evolutionary Missing Link

A type of burrowing worm that lived 508 million years ago has solved an evolutionary puzzle, a new study says.

Rare Video: Vampire Bats Feed on Baby Penguins

Bat experts weigh in on first ever footage of vampire bats feeding on baby penguins.