Despite the fact that sea otters have teeth made out of the same material as human teeth, they are somehow able to crunch though tough clams, crabs, and other shelled creatures without fear of chipping a tooth. Now, researchers think they figured out the secret of these super-strong teeth.
Fish just want to have fun, according to a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study that finds even fish "play."
A population of California mountain lions has been split up because of local freeways and construction, but they may soon be reunited with the construction of an overpass, reports say.
You've likely seen the occasional video of chimpanzees poking around in ant hills with a stick or long reed, fishing for a tasty snack. Now researchers have determined that the tools used for this are actually carefully selected. "Any old stick" just won't do.
It seems that elephants are the new, unconventional weathermen, as they can "sense" rainstorms from as far away as 150 miles, according to new research.
Rats have long been used as the ideal test subjects of behavioral and neurological study. Mice, on the other hand, are used in things like viral, drug, and even cosmetic testing, as they have been seen as too simple-minded for more complex work. Now, new research has turned this assumption on its head, finding that the rodents are of equal intelligence.
One of the last northern white rhinos on the planet has died in a reserve in Kenya, highlighting the species' risk of extinction.
About 385 million years ago, a pair of ancient Scottish fish did a jig that was somewhat like square dancing, and now scientists are saying this was actually the awkward origin of sex.
The fact that there are less predators stalking them day and night should sound like a good news for a great many herbivores across the globe. But a new study has found that this isn't necessarily the case. With fewer large predators keeping populations in check, herbivores are over-foraging and destroying the delicate ecosystems that have kept them fed for countless years.
Our warming world may be impacting what birds show up where during the winter. Scientists have found that the resident communities of birds that appear at eastern North America's backyard bird feeders in winter have changed as temperatures have increased.
If you're ever traveling late at night through the Amazon rainforest, you might find yourself hearing something akin to a pair of tiny horses galloping across the forest floor. But those aren't miniature ponies you're hearing. It's the sound of a kitten-sized spider stalking prey unfortunate enough to get close to its home.
For the first time, scientists are using a robotic aerial drone to get up close and personal with orca whales, offering a new glimpse into the life of these marine mammals.
A leaky oil rig may be absolutely terrible for our ocean's ecosystems, but what about one that's functioning perfectly? A recent study has determined that large oil or gas platforms off the California coast are actually serving as ideal bases for highly productive marine habitats, boasting a stunning amount of healthy aquatic life.
The little devil frog, Oophaga sylvatica, a toxic frog native to Colombia and Ecuador, is learning to sing straight into the face of fear, singing longer and louder despite the fact that numerous predators are more likely to hear it.