As if a good meal, a little relaxation, and family together weren't enough, here's another reason to be thankful for that bird on your table this coming Thanksgiving. The turkey commonly plays host to a particularly "good" bacteria - one that could create a potentially life-saving antibiotic.
Chimpanzee mothers with sons are about 25 percent more social than moms and daughters, allowing their young boys to watch and learn from adult males in action, a new study indicates.
Bee populations are disappearing. Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers, saying that these pollinators are in decline along with their favorite flowers.
With elephant poaching running rampant in Africa, more and more baby elephants are becoming orphaned, and researchers are just beginning to understand the behavior and social strategies these little ones use to cope in a motherless world.
A new report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has revealed some absolutely shocking statistics about the illegal trade of live and endangered animals on the web, revealing just how bad things have gotten with this difficult-to-track industry.
If you happen to own a dog, the floor around his dog dish might be a slippery mess. And it's not because your dog is clumsy (although he might be), it's because he's just a sloppy drinker. Cats, on the other hand, don't have this problem despite the fact that they basically drink in the same manner. So why is this? A team of physicists say they have the answer.
A new bird species was discovered in Indonesia, but what's remarkable about this finding is that it comes 15 years after having first observing the bird in the wild, according to a new study.
If you have ever had the pleasure of witnessing a hummingbird flit around in the real world, you understand a very simple fact: these little guys are masters of flight. Now a team of researchers has used advanced computer simulations to help illustrate exactly how these birds fly with such nimble precision.
Some people will be the first to admit that they enjoy the tickly kiss of a well mustached man. However, you might be surprised to learn that some spiders feel the same way.
It has been estimated that there are a mere 3,000 wild tigers left in all the world. Even as conservationists and international officials scramble to see these animals saved, they often overlook one underlying threat. Tiger farming is driving a demand for exotic products that condemns these majestic hunters to a life as glorified livestock.
A group of researchers and environmentalists are seeking help for eastern hellbenders by filing a petition Thursday seeking endangered species protection in New York for the salamander species.
A hoard of 500 dead sea lions was mysteriously found recently on a Peruvian beach, leaving scientists puzzled.
Numerous cold-stunned sea turtles, among them the critically endangered Kemp's ridley, were saved from frigid waters off the East Coast on Thursday.
In the dark waters off the California coast, a rare deep-sea anglerfish was caught on camera for only about the sixth time in history, according to reports.
In the first-ever real-time tracking of leopard populations in India, researchers have determined that the big cats are surprisingly fearless when it comes to wandering near human neighborhoods. This was determined in a new GPS study, which has uncovered how these animals try to thrive in a man's world.