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5 Jerboa Facts: Explaining Cute Jumping Rodent

A video of a tiny rodent called a jerboa has popped up again on the Internet—get the facts about these desert dwellers.

Sneaky Sea Lion Snatches Fish From Fisherman’s Hands

A funny viral video shows a resourceful sea lion take a fisherman’s catch for an easy meal.

Cat Hugging Kitten Video: What’s Really Going On?

This brief, adorable home video of a sleeping kitten and its mother has gone viral in the past week, attracting more than 18 million views on YouTube. One version is titled “Cat Hugs Baby Kitten Having Nightmare.” To find out if feline science backs up that anthropomorphic explanation, we talked to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the animal behavior clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine…

Mike Wesch on the Future of Communication

Michael Wesch, a 2009 National Geographic Emerging Explorer and assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, has produced astonishing video shorts on communication, education, and culture in our increasingly wireless world. His radically innovative teaching strategies led CASE and the Carnegie Foundation to name him 2008′s Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of…