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Elephants Have Special Genes That Keep Them From Getting Cancer

In elephants, an old set of extra genes is still intact. They kill off cells with damaged DNA, which makes elephants practically immune to cancer.

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1:13A shark swims off the coast of South Africa
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US Senators Learn How Sharks Might Help Cure Cancer

2:17Vials of DNA entering a machine
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Our Environment Gives Our DNA Instructions, Changing Who We Are

0:53Lion in South Africa
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Study Says Some Animals Are Becoming More Nocturnal To Avoid Humans

0:53Volkswagen logo
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After Uproar, Volkswagen Says It Will Stop Conducting Tests On Animals

1:06A grizzly bear
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Wyoming Approves First Grizzly Bear Hunt In Over 40 Years

1:33A sea turtle tangled in a fishing net
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Sea Turtles Have To Deal With Plastic Threats On Two Fronts

1:58Western honeybee sits on top of a flower
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Are Honeybees Endangered? Scientists Can't Give A Definitive Answer

1:51polar bears
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Some Animals Are So Famous, People Don't Realize They're Endangered

1:11Female mosquitoes are seen underneath a microscope
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CDC Says Mosquito, Tick And Flea Diseases Tripled Since 2004; But Why?

3:33A cute dog
Newsy / Megan Smith

Dream Jobs: Doggy Daycare

1:04The Ocean Agency / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Richard Vevers
Researchers document dead coral after a bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef

A Record Heat Wave Killed Huge Parts Of The Great Barrier Reef

4:16Panda at Smithsonian National Zoo
Newsy / Megan Smith

Dream Jobs: Panda Keeper

1:16An infrared image of rhinos
Endangered Wildlife Trust / LJMU

To Save Endangered Animals, We're Learning To See Them In The Dark

0:46Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino
Ol Pejeta Conservancy / Glyn Edmunds

The World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

0:49Penguins jump into the water from a block of ice
Rachael Herman, Louisiana State University, Stony Brook University

A Lost 'Supercolony' Of Penguins Was Discovered In The Antarctic

0:37Romeo the frog
Global Wildlife Conservation / Bolivian Amphibian Initiative

This Frog Is Looking For Love This Valentine's Day

1:42Two elephants graze in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania
Andrey Filippov / CC BY 2.0

Wildlife In Protected Areas Can Often Become Casualties Of War

1:05Marijuana plants
Newsy

Pot Farms Could Be Hurting Animals And The Environment In California

0:56Green sea turtle
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Scientists Say Too Many Sea Turtles Are Born Female — Here's Why

0:48A Snowy Egret sits on a branch
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Accidentally Killing Migratory Birds Isn't A Crime Anymore

0:39Pterosaur illustration.
 

Scientists Are Really Excited About This Discovery Of Pterosaur Eggs

0:58Model of what people claim the yeti looks like
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The Abominable Snowman Could Just Be A Bear

1:01Fly resting on table
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Flies Carry Even More Bacteria Than You Might Think

1:02Turkey bird
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Turkey Poop Might One Day Power Your Home

1:16An elephant
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Trump Pauses The Decision On Importing African Elephant Trophies

1:17Elephant in the National Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
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The US Will Allow Imports Of Elephant Trophies From Zimbabwe, Zambia

1:04Tango is photographed during a bushwalk at the Chimpanzee Conservation Centre on November 28, 2015 in Somoria, Guinea.
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Chimps Can Spread The Alert About Danger Just Like Humans Do

1:19Flying ants underneath a window
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All Those Bugs In Your Home Are Picky About Its Interior

1:08A Black Angus cow grazes
U.S. Department of Agriculture

WHO To Farmers: Stop Giving So Many Antibiotics To Healthy Animals

1:15Caribou graze in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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Lawmakers May Soon OK Drilling In The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge