Penguins have gotten a bad reputation as being some of nature's loudest squawkers, earning them the nickname "jackass penguins." But scientists behind a recent study have finally figured out what these noisy birds are trying to say, according to a press release.
Sea hares are shown to die off and cease embryonic development when exposed to boat noise, according to new research, in line with previous studies which have suggested that marine noise can affect animal movement and communication.
Ebola may be present in more animals than previously thought, according to researchers studying the virus. So far, it has been detected in chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, antelopes, porcupines, rodents, dogs, pigs and humans.
Thousands of mysterious, electric blue sea creatures have washed ashore at several beaches along the Northern California coast as of late, and scientists speculate as to what has brought them to the surface.
When pitting hummingbirds against one of the world's most advanced micro-helicopters, researchers found that the birds' hovering capacity was 20 percent more efficient in comparison.
Tuesday's International Tiger Day highlights the need for drastic action to protect tigers in the wild, which are increasingly at risk of being wiped out because of both humanity and climate change.
Thousands of tiny silvery fish are washing up dead along the waterways of the north Oregon coast - namely around the coast town of Seaside. The hundreds-of-thousands of fish reportedly died trying to swim up the Necanicum River, coming in with the tide only to get stranded shore-side and die.
Researchers have recently discovered that not only does a species of deep sea octopus live the longest among all known cephalopods, it also has the longest developmental period for any known organisms - a whopping four years. And while those octopus juniors are taking their sweet time to hatch, mamma vigilantly watches over them for the WHOLE TIME.
Pangolins are insect-eating mammals that resemble a cross between an armadillo and an artichoke. However, these unusual critters have recently been identified as exceptionally vulnerable and "critically endangered," largely due to a little known illegal trade that is treating Pangolin meat as a high-end delicacy.
Residents of Finland began farming dairy cows some 4500 years ago, a new study suggests.
In the animal kingdom, it has long been seen that even newborns know to fear certain predators or situations long before they could have possibly learned for themselves about that threat. This has baffled researchers for years, especially among those who scoff at the notion of intrinsic, or "pre-programmed," fears at birth. Now, a new study suggests that these initial fears are not intrinsic, but shared by their mother through odor alone.
It's a bit ironic, but some ecologists actually call the world's largest species of parrotfish the "elephant of the sea." Now researchers have determined just how important - and harmful - this unusual fish is to the ocean's ecosystems.
The mating ritual of a recently discovered species of octopus is shattering the social norms of these marine creatures and shedding light on their unusual behavior patterns, according to new research.
A swarm of 1,000 angry killer bees stung a Texas man while mowing a park lawn this past Thursday, and he miraculously survived the ordeal, reports say.