Spiders get a personality boost from long-term "friendships" with fellow web-weavers, a new study finds.
People do it. They see someone near them yawn and then they yawn too. But new research shows that yawning is contagious among animals, mainly wolves, as well.
Dogs are more than furry bundles of love that like to run and play. New research shows that they can be great personal trainers, too.
Experts have uncovered the fossil of what they believe is the oldest known muscled organism, providing invaluable insight into how muscle tissue developed and evolved from primitive life.
Monarch butterflies have declined by more than 90 percent since 1990, and conservationists fear that they could disappear from North America altogether if more isn't done to protect their habitats.
Dogs may not be the smartest animals on the block, but they certainly know their math. That is, at least according to a recent study, which suggests that sheepdogs use the perfect mathematical pattern to herd their wooly charges.
Patrick the wombat turned 29 over the weekend, marking yet another successful and happy year for the world's oldest living wombat.
Australia is well known for its big, scary, and unusual critters, but a massive red blob found by beach-goer Debbie Higgs fits that description all too well.
No, they are not the inspiration for everyone's favorite Pokémon. Though, pint-size pikas are nearly as resilient, a new study demonstrates, as this population was able to survive a raging forest fire in Oregon that devastated their natural habitat.
Although sightings of bears, mountain lions and wolves are relatively rare in Illinois, the three are now protected species under state law.
Fishing spiders, the largest and one of the six variations of the species, has been spotted in Wisconsin more times this year than is typical, according to local reports.
A goliath grouper surprised a group of fishermen earlier this month when it snatched a shark off their line and swallowed it whole in one giant bite.
New research has revealed that more than 100,000 elephants were killed in the last three years alone, butchered for their ivory tusks.
Plenty of animals, like whales and wolves, have their own distinct calls of nature, and new research suggests that these sounds contain more human-like language structure than previously thought.
What is suspected to be a large and rare sei whale unfortunately died yesterday after being stranded in Virginia's Elizabeth River for several days. Experts who were on the scene had suspected there was something very wrong with the animal, and are due to perform a necropsy to determine the exact cause of death.