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Dung Beetles Gallop—Mystery Gait is a First Among Insects

The desert dwellers are the first known insects to gallop, a radically different gait from the three million other insects on Earth, a new study says.

If the Shoe Fits: Animals That Wear Boots

From penguins sporting shoes to an elephant with a prosthetic foot, check out animals that strut their stuff in booties.

March 31, 2013: Rowing Across the Atlantic, Reviving Extinct Species and More

This week, Boyd’s guests tell tales of lions stealing camera equipment, former whalers who used 19th-century techniques into the 1980s, how to reveal the magnificence of a chicken, and much more.

Dung Beetles Navigate Via the Milky Way, First Known in Animal Kingdom

Talk about star power—a new study shows that dung beetles navigate via the Milky Way, a first in the animal kingdom.

Dung Beetles’ Favorite Poop Revealed

How do dung beetles like their dung? Stinky, and from omnivores like us, a new study says.