Latest from John Kelly

When squirrels lose their mothers, this Virginia woman steps up

Caring for orphaned baby squirrels is hard, messy work. She wouldn’t trade it for anything.
  • Apr 14, 2021

A plucky chipmunk breaks through to win this year’s Squirrel Week photo contest

The chipmunk wasn’t going to let three feet of snow keep him down.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Squirrelpalooza 2021: Here are this year’s 37 winning squirrel photos

We narrowed hundreds of photos of squirrels down to these 37 cute, funny, touching pictures.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Was Bebe Thomsen a ditsy animal lover or a Nazi spy? Even her friends wondered.

The diplomat’s wife kept a pet red squirrel named Bienchen at her District home.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Here’s the story behind a viral video of a baby red squirrel munching on seeds

A British wildlife photographer turned professional after the response to her 15-second clip.
  • Apr 11, 2021

Stress test: Scientists go inside the brains and bloodstreams of squirrels

Researchers are interested in human impacts on squirrels — and not the kind cars make.
  • Apr 10, 2021

‘It’s Academic’ has a new question: Who will sponsor the long-running quiz show?

Giant Food will no longer support the show, which has been on the air since 1961.
  • Apr 7, 2021

A replica of an atom bomb sits on a shelf in a Maryland thrift shop

After building it for a documentary, Paul Falcon just couldn’t bring himself to throw it away.
  • Apr 6, 2021

For springtime: Haiku that look forward to a better year ahead

Masks and cicadas join cherry blossoms as inspirations for this year’s contest.
  • Apr 5, 2021

My computer ate a month’s worth of emails. Somehow, it’s my fault.

If computers aren’t alive, why are they capable of such cold malevolence?
  • Apr 4, 2021