More and more species are becoming at risk for extinction. The IUCN Red List now includes 77,340 assessed species, of which 22,784 are threatened with extinction.
Researchers have uncovered six new species of subterranean "Dracula" ants that hunt underground. The aggressive species prey on other species with their dagger-like teeth.
New findings published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B reveal that brain regions for central cognitive processing in social insect species actually shrank over time--the opposite pattern seen with sociality in other vertebrate animals, including mammals, birds and fish.
Scientists have discovered a staggering 100 new species in the ocean water of the Philippines. The findings are the result of a multi-year exploration of the Coral Triangle's biological treasures.
Scientists have uncovered seven new tiny frog species in the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest.
There may be hope for the world's most endangered turtle: the Yangtze giant softshell turtle. Scientists have announced that the artificial insemination of a female was successful.
A volcano on the Galapagos Islands has erupted, raising concerns for the rare wildlife in the region.
It turns out that a colorful and charismatic reptilian species, which is only found in Madagascar, is actually composed of 11 different species.
The decline of the world's large herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, may cause an "empty landscape" in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet in the future.
Scientists have looked at 11 species of marine mammals who depend on Arctic sea ice to live, feed and breed and have examined how their habitat will evolve in a warming world.
Scientists have discovered an invasive, parasitic fly on the Galapagos Islands may have come from mainland South America.