Only a few changes in genome sequences sometimes make humans as healthy as animals in corresponding cases, Duke researchers say.
Yellow-spotted monitors, in Western Australia, have been found to keeping a deep, spiraling burrow in their hip pocket of security tactics, as it were, researchers say.
This is the first summer for the 30 bison restored to prairie grasslands maintained by the Illinois chapter of the Nature Conservancy. They're much better than your lawnmower, regardless of its brand.
Has a visit to the pet shop ever made your mouth water? No? Then you've clearly never had guinea pig. The cuddly rodents have been a reliable snack in parts of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia for generations. Called cuyes in Spanish, the animals are reportedly easier to raise and breed than chickens, and are eaten en-masse during key holidays. However, it's those feasts that could be leading to an unintended consequence: a plague of parasitic bites that is bringing South America to its knees.
Having met their end after 1994 genocide, lions are being re-introduced to a Rwandan national park.
If we know only about 80 percent of the Earth's species, it's exciting that a new grant is focusing on the "megadiverse" rivers and rainforests of northeast Malaysia.
It's official: the rare and elusive "eastern puma" has been removed from the list of North American wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act. Traditionally, this would imply a recent loss or success for conservationists, but not so with this top cat. In fact, officials have revealed that the cougar in question may have been extinct for decades.
As it turns out, not every primate will accept a perpetual game of "follow the leader." A new study has found that baboons will often make their decisions democratically, valuing other aspects of their social hierarchy beyond simply obeying the alpha male.
The world-wide population of pygmy sloths might be 3,000 or more. Still few for a species, but larger than previously thought.
Super-bright pigments in corals have been discovered far under the Red Sea, deeper than standard Scuba divers go. Researchers say they're good for medicine.
Freshly nicknamed after David Hasselhoff, a bristly new crab lives in large numbers in the coldest place on earth, say researchers.
Starfish have something in common with flatworms.
Because of jockey style, genetic breeding, and other changes since 1900, racehorses are clocking in as faster--despite suspicions that they had plateaued.
Michael Maiale and his friends filmed a great white shark up close, after seeing it munching on a mammoth whale carcass south of Long Island, N.Y.