After decades of mystery, scientists have discovered the source of the ocean "quack" heard from the depths of the Southern Ocean. The culprit, according to a study published in the journal Biology Letters, is the Antarctic minke whale.
Cougars survived the mass extinction some 12,000 years back due to their eating habits, a new study found.
Researchers at University of California, Riverside and colleagues have modeled a tough material after the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp. The team says that the new material is stronger than materials used to build airplanes.
The International Bird Rescue said Monday that it is offering $2,500 for information on whoever is responsible for slashing the throat pouch of a California pelican.
A 9-year-old boy from Michigan unearthed a 10,000-year-old mastodon tooth from a creek near his home.
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.