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  1. A photo of a bobcat standing in front of a snowy background.
    Life

    Large predators push coyotes and bobcats near people and to their demise

    Coyotes and bobcats hide near people when wolves, cougars and other large predators are close-by, putting the smaller carnivores at a higher risk of dying at human hands.

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  2. three gray wolves standing in the snow
    Life

    A parasite makes wolves more likely to become pack leaders

    In Yellowstone National Park, gray wolves infected with Toxoplasma gondii make riskier decisions, making them more likely to split off from the pack.

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  3. A fisher stands in waist-deep water with a fishing line as he looks at a dolphin breaking through the surface
    Animals

    Here are 3 people-animal collaborations besides dolphins and Brazilians

    Dolphins working with people to catch fish recently made a big splash. But humans and other animals have cooperated throughout history.

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  4. An illustration of an adult ancient bison and calf attempting to escape a fire while other bison are seen running in the background.
    Life

    Around 13,000 years ago, humans and fire changed LA’s ecosystem forever

    Rapid drying combined with human-made fires changed Southern California forever, killing off ancient bison, dire wolves and five other megafauna species there.

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  5. photo of a red fox licking its lips
    Animals

    Video shows the first red fox known to fish for food

    Big fish in shallow water are easy pickings for one fox — the first of its kind known to fish, a study finds.

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  6. An engraving of Hercules capturing the three-headed dog Cerberus with a rope around its neck amidst mysterious flames
    Anthropology

    How mythology could help demystify dog domestication

    The path that dog myths took around the world closely parallels that of dog domestication, a new study finds.

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  7. a wild red jungle fowl, which looks like a colorful rooster, standing in a forest
    Animals

    Chicken DNA is replacing the genetics of their ancestral jungle fowl

    Up to half of modern jungle fowl genes have been inherited from domesticated chickens. That could threaten the wild birds’ long-term survival.

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  8. An elevation map of Montana near Yellowstone National Park with high elevation on the right and low elevation on the left
    Earth

    Landslides shaped a hidden landscape within Yellowstone

    Scientists have used lasers to get a detailed view of the national park’s topography, and they’ve spotted more than a thousand landslides.

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  9. A banded sugar ant caught by an Australian ant-slayer spider
    Animals

    This spider literally flips for its food

    The Australian ant-slayer spider’s acrobatics let it feast on insects twice its size, a new study shows,

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  10. image of male and female orb spiders mating
    Animals

    These are our favorite animal stories of 2022

    Goldfish driving cars, skydiving salamanders and spiders dodging postcoital death are among the critters that most impressed the Science News staff.

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  11. seven puppies wearing jackets
    Animals

    Dogs tune into people in ways even human-raised wolves don’t

    Puppies outpace wolf pups at engaging with humans, even with less exposure to people, supporting the idea that domestication has wired dogs’ brains.

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  12. Readers weigh in on deer-vehicle collisions, mouse sperm in space and more

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