The curtains may be closing on the orca shows at SeaWorld. The park has announced that it will be phasing out its traditional Shamu show in San Diego and replace it with one that's less about tricks and more about orcas' natural behaviors in the wild.
How do tiny insects and other animals clean themselves? Without this ability, these creatures would soon find themselves unable to properly function. Now, scientists have taken a closer look and have found that hair plays a huge role in keeping creatures filth-free.
Cougars may actually recolonize the middle part of the United States within the next 25 years.
Scientists may just have uncovered the largest rat in history. They've found the fossils of seven giant rat species on East Timor, with the largest up to 10 times the size of modern rats.
A fossil sea urchin is actually the oldest ever found. In fact, it pushes back a fork in its family tree by a staggering 10 million years.
How does a cowbird know it's a cowbird? These birds are actually laid in the nest of different birds. Now, scientists are looking at how cowbirds know they're not a warbler, thrush or sparrow.
What’s an electric eel’s secret weapon? It’s curling up.
When we lose large animals to extinction, we may be disrupting the entire globe's nutrient cycle. Scientists have found that the loss of whales and oversized land mammals may cause our planet to be less fertile.
It turns out that hypercarnivores were key to shaping the Pleistocene epoch. Scientists have found that these meat eaters were crucial to culling huge, hungry herbivores such as mammoths, mastodons and giant ground sloths.
Obstacle avoidance may be easier than it sounds when it comes to echolocating bats.
Humans aren't the only ones with a type of Facebook. It turns out that animals have social networks, as well.