Stronger winds may mean troubled times for wild animals, affecting how well they can feed, according to recent findings published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.
Every year, millions of tons of road salt are applied to the streets and highways across the United States to help make travel safer. However, what scientists still can fully explain is how it affects our wildlife.
Researchers at The Field Museum have discovered a new species of pre-mammal that is now Zambia. A unique groove on the animal's upper jaw revealed the distinction, dubbing it Ichibengops (which combines the local Bemba work for scar (ichibenga), and the common Greek suffix for face (ops)-or put simp...
There's nothing quite like that natural glow to attract the eye of someone special, and that's certainly true of the anole lizard. When this lizard wants to attract a mate, he perches on a tree limb, starts bobbing his head up and down and then extend a colorful throat fan, otherwise known as a dewl...
It turns out that ants can sniff out body odor to tell friend from foe. Scientists have discovered that these insects manage recognition based on chemical pheromones, which they sense with their antennae.
Fruit flies are very smart insects. When they're attacked by parasites or bacteria, they produce offspring with greater genetic variability-increasing chances of survival when faced with dangerous pathogens in the future ahead. The findings suggest that parents may purposefully alter the genotypes o...
Researchers at the University of New South Wales, Australia believe that they could potentially improve biodiversity by limiting the spread of red foxes and feral cats in habitats where dingoes have been culled.
For the first time ever, researchers have sequenced the genome of the octopus, learning a bit more about this strange, underwater creature.
A certain octopus may have a bit of a strange romantic life. Not only is the creature gregarious, but it seems almost polite with its prey.
New findings published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE supports previous research that the Cape Parrot should be elevated to the species level, according to a new genetic analysis.
New findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveal that cats, at one time, may have had the upper hand over dogs.