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Spiky Baby Killers: Echidna Secrets Revealed

An egg-laying, spiny mammal with a four-headed penis is already pretty bizarre, but it turns out short-beaked echidnas are even stranger than we thought.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs

In honor of Groundhog Day, here are nine facts about groundhogs you probably didn’t know.

Could People Hibernate? Lemurs Give Clues

The only hibernating primate, the fat-tailed dwarf lemur, may open up new opportunities for space travel and improved medicines, a new study says.

Weird & Wild Q&A: How to Study Bears (Hint: Use Carrots)

By Christine Dell’Amore What does a bear really do in the woods? It’s Øivind Tøien‘s job to find out. The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, zoophysiologist observes Alaska’s black bears to discover how their temperatures and metabolism change during their five-to-seven month hibernation. In his most recent study, published Friday in the journal Science, he found…