Current specimen collection methods are threatening endangered species, a team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) says.
Populations of East Africa honeybees appear to be resilient toward a number of devastating parasites and pathogens that affect bee colonies in Europe, the US and Asia, according to new research.
New research from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology reveals that some species of parasitic bird - which lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species - will bring on a heavy retaliation if the host bird abandons the parasite eggs.
The rare sighting of a bowhead whale about 1,000 miles south of its home waters mean that changes in the ecosystem have forced it to look for food elsewhere.
Japan announced Friday that it will proceed with the annual "research whaling" it conducts in the Northwest Pacific Ocean but it will reduce the number of whales it takes.
Talk about an extreme case of biting off more than you can chew. A new field study provides clinical evidence of a young nose-horned viper being eaten from the inside out by a centipede that it apparently swallowed alive.
A tiny group of cave insects in Brazil gave scientists a big surprise when they discovered that females in the group have penises and males are equipped with a vagina.
A wayward sea lion pup is recovering in California after it was found hopping through an almond orchard very far from the sea.
While populations of 80 moth species in Finnish Lapland are generally either stable or increasing, a study by the University of Michigan suggests their growth rates have been dropping, according to a release from the school. The researchers concluded from the 32-year study that the impact of climate change on animals and plants is being underestimated because much of the harm is hidden from view.
Unlike anything you might find under the kitchen sink, four new types of carnivorous sponges have been discovered living in the deep sea.
Puerto Rico's national animal, the coqui frog, has been affected by climate change in a strange way: by shrinking and developing a shorter, higher pitched frogsong.
When it comes to pollutants such a PCBs contaminating the bodies of animals, the polar bear is often at the top of the list of most-polluted animals, but new research suggests that Greenland sharks harbor even more alarmingly high levels of pollutants than polar bears.
Wolves are hybridizing with shepherd dogs in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia at rate more frequent and rapid than previously believed, according to new research.
A re-analysis of a genus of equatorial bats has revealed three species new to science, according to the Field Museum.