Researchers from New York University are claiming to have developed a vaccination regimen that can effectively fight off brain-wasting disease, like Mad Cow disease, which can infect deer and other animals. They say that this will solve problems on two fronts: preventing livestock infection and also halting a risk of these diseases jumping to humans.
Even in the wake of climate change some species are doing fine, learning to adapt to changing ecosystems by following their favorite foods. A new field study has revealed a very distinct example of this in southeast Alaska’s common char.
Crows have long been considered highly intelligent animals, but now new research shows that they're even smarter than we thought and can actually think rationally, just like humans.
Do you remember those childhood Decembers when it snowed so hard that you had feet of packed powder to play with? You could build a snowman, have a snowball fight between snow forts, or - my personal favorite - you could tunnel. Now a researcher is suggesting that this is a favorite past-time for many small birds, too.
Large carnivores like the gray wolf, brown bear, lynx and wolverine are swiftly gaining ground in Europe, after the densely populated continent hunted and displaced them to near extinction a century ago, a new study says.
Turkey Day is behind us, but that doesn't mean our appreciation of the bird should end with it. That's especially true after new research revealed that the turkey, along with the chicken, remain the most genetically similar to their dinosaur ancestors, even despite decades of domestication and breeding.
It is thought that about 66 million years ago, a massive impact led to the full extinction of the dinosaurs (potentially with the help of volcanoes and disease), and a significant portion of prehistoric sea life. Now researchers have found evidence that even the great majority of mammals at this time did not escape destruction.
They're not psychic, but a group of songbirds can sense future tornadoes from miles away, flying the coop to avoid a devastating storm, according to a new study.
Reports have come in that officials from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) have taken several dozen baby elephants away from their parents, in preparation to ship them to unspecified zoos. This has earned a significant amount of public outcry, even as some hard questions are being asked.
Humpback whales are known for their magical songs, crooning most likely as a way to communicate with others, but a new study shows that they even sing for their supper.
With 1.6 million views and counting, you've probably already seen a heartwarming video of one tortoise helping a friend in need at Taipei Zoo. But if you haven't see the viral video, you can check it out here, and also learn how turtles get overturned in the first place.
For canines, considering quantities is an important skill to master when searching for food or determining whether you're outnumbered against a rival pack, for example. And new research shows that wolves are better at counting than dogs, their domesticated counterparts.
It may sounds bizarre, but damming beavers are boosting methane production and contributing to climate change, according to a new study.
A group of water-starved Southwestern Pond turtles, a "species of special concern," was recently saved from California's ongoing drought as part of a rescue mission from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Tiny smooth fan lobster larvae spend a great portion of their life riding on the backs of jellyfish, getting an all you can eat buffet and free transportation. However, life as a jelly-surfer isn't as easy as it sounds.