Venomous snakes are scary when they're alive, and now reports say they can still deliver a dangerous bite even after they're dead.
Researchers have determined why some female magpies chicks are significantly more adventuresome than others. It may have a lot to do with the order in which they were laid, according to a new study.
A hundred years ago on Monday, the once prosperous passenger pigeon became extinct.
Even while pure grey wolf populations continue to recover in North America, the top dog has been, and may continue to be, the coywolf. A hybrid of coyote, wolf, and even wild dog, this species appears to be one of the most successful predators in the United States, despite the fact it is one of the least protected animals.
Five geckos sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a breeding experiment have all died, the Russian space agency reports.
Asian camel crickets with a voracious appetite for just about anything - including each other - have now invaded homes across the eastern United States, researchers report.
Everyone wants to know what the secret to a long, healthy life is, and now researchers may have found the answer from an unlikely source. Naked mole rats, it seems, are able to defy aging due to certain cells that enhance protein integrity, according to a new study.
There are only 78 killer whales left in Puget Sound, and their numbers continue to decline.
While it may seem peculiar, horseshoe crabs are changing the game of medical research, as scientists have discovered a key protein found in their blood.
Researchers believe they have successfully mapped every known species that lives the Antarctic ocean, creating an atlas that they hope will make the effects of climate change in the region easier to track.
When male frogs try to put the moves on the local ladies during mating season, they may be unwittingly inviting a bat attack, according to a new study.
The Oregon spotted frog will now receive protection under the Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Thursday.
Many conservationists will always say that there is no such thing as "enough" species protection. However, new research has revealed just how the current level of marine life protection isn't even adequate enough to allow threatened ecosystems to recover.
A newly discovered mammal called the olinguito, which didn't even have its own species name until a year ago, is now building its biography with help from dozens of bird watchers, scientists and others who are sharing their glimpses of this elusive creature.