Chimpanzees are less inclined to groom one another with numerous bystanders lingering about. This challenges the long-held belief that such cooperative behaviors are based on trust, suggesting they revolve more around immediate benefits.
Toronto Zoo's polar bear cub was recently introduced to snow, and it turns out she is a fan of the fluffy white stuff.
Ants experienced life in groups, and fought wars against termites and one another, long before humans engaged in war and socialization themselves.
Whether or not you currently have a special someone, Nature World News has a long list of animals we'd like to suggest striking off the list of "potentials"-- lest they sting, electrocute, or fatally bite you.
Fossils of a giant, flightless bird have finally been analyzed, and confirm a prehistoric species known as Gastornis roamed the Arctic 53 million years ago. While the climate was much different then, scientists warn that climate change could one day invite more diverse species to the North.
The latest bio-inspired robot harnesses a chameleon's ability to quickly change color and blend in with their surroundings. While the robot is currently only able to change from red, to green, to blue, researchers are hopeful that with further study, they can someday create improved camouflage systems for military vehicles and body armor.
Miranda Lambert and her mother founded MuttNation in 2007 to rescue and provided loving homes for animals. Since then the foundation has raised millions of dollars and recently opened a no-kill shelter in Oklahoma.
A total of 98 shark attacks were reported in 2015, six of which were fatal. This total breaks the previous record of 88 attacks in 2000.
For years, desert tortoise populations in Mexico remained grouped under two species. However, a new study has identified a third individual among the bunch.
Australian researchers recently found two new, remarkably large bent-toed geckos in New Guinea. Among the individuals is the largest species known to date, which has a name that translates to "king."
For the first time researchers have successfully froze a rabbit's brain, preserving its all of its synapses, cell membranes, and intracellular structures. This marks a major breakthrough in cryopreservation.
Each year "skittish" blacktip sharks migrate to South Florida in search of warmer waters and food. This year, however, the sharks have lingered longer in waters off the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas. Researchers say it is likely the result of El Niño, although their late start does raise some concerns.
Called "extremophiles," certain small fish are predisposed to remain lively and (well) alive in toxic waters when other fish cannot do so.
Researchers have for the first time found that at least one species of fish can sense touch using their pectoral fins, much like humans use their fingertips to get a feel for their surroundings.