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December 7, 2018
A juvenile Hawaiian monk seal was found with a spotted eel in its nose at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands this past summer.  NOAA Fisheries/Brittany Dolan.
'Make better choices': Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop
December 7, 2018 - 11:51am
December 6, 2018
Buckfast honey bees gather on a beehive in Merango, Ill., on Sept. 10, 2018.   Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
World's first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators
December 6, 2018 - 9:46am
December 5, 2018
Smokestacks and cooling towers emit smoke and water vapor at the RWE AG owned coal-fired power station Neurath near Bergheim, Germany. Bloomberg photo by Wolfgang von Brauchitsch
'We are in trouble.' Global carbon emissions reached record high in 2018
December 5, 2018 - 3:22pm
November 30, 2018
A map locating Anchorage, Alaska.
'Major' damage after magnitude-7 earthquake in Alaska
November 30, 2018 - 4:16pm
November 26, 2018
This image, taken at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colo., shows several of the critical landing systems of the InSight Mars lander, including the thrusters, lander legs and science deck.  NASA/Lockheed Martin.
'Flawless': NASA's InSight explorer lands safely on Mars
November 26, 2018 - 8:41pm
North Dakota Geological Survey paleontologists Clint Boyd, center, and Jeff Person, right, lead a fossil dig near Medora on July 12, 2017, with biology students from Century High School and Legacy High School. The popular program is expanding in 2019. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
Popular North Dakota fossil dig program expands
November 26, 2018 - 6:25am
November 23, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks with Gavin Newsom, left, California's governor-elect, as they toured fire-ravaged homes in Paradise, Calif., Nov. 17, 2018. As the death toll from California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire continued to rise, Trump toured the area alongside two of his vocal critics. (Tom Brenner/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Major Trump administration climate report says damages are 'intensifying across the country'
November 23, 2018 - 3:37pm
November 19, 2018
A coyote is seen in this Forum News Service file photo.
Coyote takes small dog in northwest Sioux Falls
November 19, 2018 - 5:43pm
Photo of a Wombat courtesy of Pexels.
Scientists stuffed balloons into dead wombats to learn why they poop cubes
November 19, 2018 - 5:15pm
Buffalo surround Gray Ghost, a dead stallion at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and lick his legs in what an observer believes could have been a display of mourning. Tiffany Craigo / Special to Forum News Service
Do bison grieve? ND buffalo gather around stallion and seem to mourn the horse’s death
November 19, 2018 - 11:33am
November 17, 2018
Marissa Saad, left, coordinator for NASA’s North Dakota Space Grant program, gathers participants in Saturday's weather balloons launch as they prepare for lift-off near Discovery Elementary in south Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald
Up and Away: North Dakota Space Grant holds annual Near-Space Balloon Competition
November 17, 2018 - 12:48pm
November 15, 2018
A rare two-headed copperhead that was found in late September in a Virginia yard has died. MUST CREDIT: JD Kleopfer
Rare two-headed snake found in Virginia has died
November 15, 2018 - 11:47am
November 14, 2018
A drunk raccoon in Milton, W.Va. MUST CREDIT: Photo handout from Milton Police Department
Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia
November 14, 2018 - 7:35pm
The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday filed suit in federal court demanding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service develop a plan to expand wolves to more areas of the U.S. Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wolf supporters file suit to protect species
November 14, 2018 - 5:41pm
Forum News Service file photo of wheat harvest near Harwood, N.D.
Arid West encroaches on humid East, slowly changing the region’s farming
November 14, 2018 - 6:00am