The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently ruled that the North American gray wolf will remain classified as an endangered species despite its speedy recovery across the continent. Strangely enough, many conservationists looking to compromise with angry farmers and state officials are saying that this is not the good news they were hoping to hear.
Parrots have long been hailed as the best imitators in the avian world. Capable of not only imitating tunes and chimes, but human speech as well, the parrot can appear deceptively intelligent. Now researchers have identified some key differences in parrot brain structure that sets them apart from other birds, explaining for their incredible talent.
Mice exposed to cat urine at a young age will very likely fail to run off when they see cats later in life.
With isotopic analysis and x-ray imaging of saber-tooth tigers from the La Brea Tar Pits, scientists have determined the growth rate of the prehistoric cats' long teeth.
Trained rescuers freed a young whale from rope and buoy entanglement off False Bay, South Africa. Entanglement is a major cause of death for marine mammals each year, worldwide.
The elephant-like mammoth had genetic differences that caused its curly hair, extra weight, and ability to withstand cold.
Research on why seahorses' square tails give them resilience and flexibility could be used for robotics, bioscience, and other science.
Oregon State University-Cascades will plants its new campus with native bunch grasses, wildflowers, and native bushes from its site.
As climactic conditions adjust in Antarctica's Dry Valley, soil organisms will factor in too, not just geochemical processes beneath the soil, researchers say.
A type of lizard in Australia's Western Queensland changes sex from male to female in temperatures over 90 degrees, helping them to lay more eggs and colonize areas faster, researchers believe.
When moving their wings and turning in mid-air, lovebirds are aeronautically gifted at keeping their sightlines clear.
Coral that was killed during tectonic-plate movement near the Solomon Islands shows earthquake history and helps with some predictions, say researchers.
Using coral genes from the Great Barrier Reef and another reef 300 miles to the south, researchers say that genes can be adjusted for warming temperatures.
The world's largest coral reef and its amazing ecosystem must be monitored, and dumping must stop, says UN, in urgent message to Australia.