More than twenty years since Croatia emerged as an independent state after a bloody conflict with Yugoslavia, the relics of war remain: fields of live land mines pose a deadly risk to people living in Croatia. But a local scientist is generating a lot of buzz for developing a novel approach to detecting mines.
A female anteater that gave birth despite the absence of a male partner at a zoo in Connecticut has zoo officials puzzled, offering a bizarre situation where likely explanations to the mystery are in short supply.
Research on the Asian lady beetle has shown why the species is able to thrive so successfully in every environment it is introduced to: its success relies on a form of insect biological warfare.
A maddening invasion of "crazy ants" has people in Texas and other states in the South wishing for the old days of fire ant invasions.
Researchers from University of California, Davis are reporting the first case of swine flu (H1N1) found in marine mammals, providing further evidence of the virus' ability to move across species.
A newly-identified, scissor-handed ancestor of ancient lobsters and scorpions has been named after its finder's favorite movie star: Johnny Depp.
A gray whale spotted in a never-before-seen location -- the southern hemisphere off the coast of Namibia in Walvis Bay -- is astonishing news for marine scientists, who report that the species known to inhabit the North Pacific Ocean had been hunted to extinction in the Atlantic Ocean in the 1700s and not once been recorded swimming south of the equator.
African frogs, originally imported for early 20th century pregnancy tests in laboratories and hospitals, carried a deadly disease to the U.S. and is wiping out amphibians around the world , according to a new study published today in the journal PLOS One,
New research on the incubation behaviors of birds refutes a prior study that reported bird behavior could be used to determine that some male dinosaurs were tasked with incubating eggs.
A decades-long study of harvester ants has offered a view into the collective behavior of ant colonies and gives unprecedented examples of the natural selection that occurs within the colonies.
Ocean warming is having a global impact on what’s for dinner, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
Newly discovered fossils in Tanzania may help explain what led to the split between hominoids (large tailless primates, including today's gorillas, chimpanzees and humans) and cercopithecoids, or Old World monkeys, which include today's baboons and macaques, but the announcement, which is based on dental fragments, does not have all experts convinced.
Joe Azougar, 30, was sitting on the front porch of his cabin in northern Ontario with his new German Shepherd Ace when the two of them were charged by bear.
New analysis of fossils of an ancient, swimming sea reptile known an ichthyosaur reveals not only a new species of the creature, but corrects a previously misunderstood timeline of the ichthyosaur's existence.
Yellowstone’s grizzlies are devouring the national park’s migratory elk at increasing rates and the reason appears to lie in the shrinking numbers of cutthroat trout due, in part, to the introduction of nonnative lake trout.