This rodent is one tough customer, and a cactus's nightmare. Recent research has found that the very spines and needles that normally act like a deterrent for potential predators actually draws one species of woodrat in, as if the needles point their way to the best meals.
Iberian orcas' search for tuna, their main food source, is leaving them trapped in certain waters off of Spain, causing researchers to worry over this already vulnerable species, a new study says.
In an estimated six decades polar bears may not have any children at all. That's at least according to a recent study that estimates that by 2075, habitat reduction will have led to the utter elimination of adequate raising grounds for polar bear young, dooming the species.
Record numbers of "exotic" orcas have mysteriously been frequenting waters in the Pacific Northwest, typically unchartered territory, and researchers are trying to figure out why.
A new study of specific hammerhead migration routes has found that these sharks are often swimming straight into unprotected waters - a worrying fact that experts are using to help argue for more protective zones to close the gaps.
Let's talk about raccoons. It's not exactly a secret that these midnight bandits can often carry dangerous diseases such a rabies and even parasites. A particularly nasty roundworm parasite has found its way into US raccoons, and now researchers are proposing to combat it with marshmallows, of all things.
Ever wonder what it takes to be a dog whisperer? Most will tell you that the first step is understanding what a dog hears when you speak to it. Now a team of experts are trying to break this down to a science, measuring how dogs process the different components of human speech.
With the threat neonicotinoid use poses to honeybees gaining international attention, researchers are now focused on finding other factors that are contributing to a worrying decline in bees across the globe. Climate change, they say, is certainly to blame, and parasites may be one reason why.
Yawuru Country Managers and an experts from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) say that they have found compelling evidence that the Spectacled hare-wallaby, and threatened species which had been feared locally extinct , is back in Roebuck Plains, Australia.
As if a good meal, a little relaxation, and family together weren't enough, here's another reason to be thankful for that bird on your table this coming Thanksgiving. The turkey commonly plays host to a particularly "good" bacteria - one that could create a potentially life-saving antibiotic.
Chimpanzee mothers with sons are about 25 percent more social than moms and daughters, allowing their young boys to watch and learn from adult males in action, a new study indicates.
Bee populations are disappearing. Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers, saying that these pollinators are in decline along with their favorite flowers.
With elephant poaching running rampant in Africa, more and more baby elephants are becoming orphaned, and researchers are just beginning to understand the behavior and social strategies these little ones use to cope in a motherless world.
A new report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has revealed some absolutely shocking statistics about the illegal trade of live and endangered animals on the web, revealing just how bad things have gotten with this difficult-to-track industry.
If you happen to own a dog, the floor around his dog dish might be a slippery mess. And it's not because your dog is clumsy (although he might be), it's because he's just a sloppy drinker. Cats, on the other hand, don't have this problem despite the fact that they basically drink in the same manner. So why is this? A team of physicists say they have the answer.