A suspicious number of young starlings have drowned recently in Europe. While researchers are still unsure why groups of juvenile birds have been drowning, they believe they have some ways to help the inexperienced wild animals access water safely.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.
To better understand the social coordination of chimpanzees, researchers tested to see if a female bonobo could synchronize with a human drummer. The animal's success in matching beats sheds light on the evolution of speech and music.
In New York's 526-acre Prospect Park, red-tailed hawks recently attacked a drone.
A recent analysis of eight fossilized teeth revealed the true identity of a dinosaur species incorrectly classified years ago. It turns out that Dimetrodon borealis actually represents the first Canadian Dimetrodon, or terrestrial animal with steak knife-like teeth.
A recent study induced flatworms to grow the heads and brains of other species, by changing the cell communication and not by altering the genomic sequence. This, they say, could lead to birth-defect findings and other learnings.
Beavers help other wildlife by replenishing dead wood, a vital food and shelter resource.
Army ants link up to create living bridges use to overcome gaps and obstacles they encounter along forest floors. These structures were thought to be static, but a study featuring time-lapse film has revealed that they are highly dynamic and responsive.
In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.
What does "wilderness" mean? Is there a reason, in all cases, to try to bring back or shore up threatened species? To what are we bringing them back? Author M.R. O'Connor asked these and other questions while looking at the humans and animals involved in pretty significant conservation stories, including that of the Northern Right Whale, a yellow toad whose habitat is under a Tanzanian waterfall, and the White Rhino.
When tracing evolutionary history of gourd seeds, researchers found that the disappearance of large animals directly correlated to changes in distribution of the wild plants.
Scientists from Ghent University have reevaluated the biodiversity of Persian dwarf snakes and found there are actually six different species, rather than just one.
Gentoo penguins, an arctic species distributed around the South Pole, have evolved a special method to remian ice-free, say researchers who are now hoping to adapt their findings to airplane wings which frequently need de-icing. "It's a little ironic that a bird that doesn't fly could one day help airplanes fly more safely," said one researcher.
Researchers may finally have an explanation for the mantis shrimps' ability to reflect and detect circular polarizing light. It turns out the marine creatures use it to communicate if certain burrow holes are occupied.