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Stefan Sirucek

Stefan Sirucek is a writer and journalist who reports from both sides of the Atlantic. He's written for the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal. Follow him on Twitter at @sirstefan.

Fisherman Rescues Drowning Eagle: Explaining Viral Video

Get the story behind how a young eagle ended up struggling in the water—and how it’s faring now.

What’s That Weird Purple Sea Creature? Explaining Viral Video

A weird garbage-like creature spotted in the Gulf of Mexico is a rare type of jellyfish relative, scientists say.

Mongoose Fends Off Lions: Explaining Viral Video

A mongoose that survived a tussle with four African lions may have been dealing with playful youngsters, a biologist says.

How Geckos Turn Their Stickiness On and Off

Geckos can turn their stickiness on and off by changing the angle of their toe hairs, a new study revealed.

Watch: Very Rare Calico Lobster Caught in New Hampshire

You could call it a lucky catch: A fisher recently captured an extremely rare “calico” lobster in Maine.

Global Warming Boosting Reindeer on Norwegian Island—For Now

Reindeer on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago are bucking the trend and thriving, according to a long-term study.

How the “Disco Clam” Lights It Up Underwater

Researchers discover how the disco clam puts on its light shows—and it’s not bioluminescence.

Dwarf Spiders’ “Chastity Belts” Explained

Scientists have revealed new discoveries about mating plugs, which dwarf male spiders insert into females to keep out rival sperm.

Can Spider Venom Save the Honeybee?

A new pesticide based on the venom of a particular spider kills common agricultural pests but leaves honeybees unharmed, a new study says.

Why Butterflies, Bees Drink Crocodile Tears

Moths, butterflies, and bees are known to feed on mammal tears, but the phenomenon remains poorly understood.

Two New Snapping Turtle Species Named

The alligator snapping turtle, the biggest freshwater turtle in North America, is actually three species, a new study says.

Ancient Daddy Longlegs Had Extra Set of Eyes

The 305-million-year-old fossil may reveal secrets about the evolution of spider eyes, new study says.

Why Is the Cold U.S. Winter Killing Off Stinkbugs?

The brutal U.S. winter is killing off the invasive Asian stinkbug, a new experiment shows.

Hummingbirds May Change Their Tunes to Seduce Mates

Male hummingbirds in Costa Rice can change their tunes to attract mates, new research shows.

Meet the Animals Behind the Mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics

Organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have picked the leopard, the hare, and the polar to represent the Games as mascots.