For the first time researchers have successfully froze a rabbit's brain, preserving its all of its synapses, cell membranes, and intracellular structures. This marks a major breakthrough in cryopreservation.
As rhinos evolved and grew bigger they became more susceptible to bone diseases, including degradation, inflammation and infection.
A rare western bumblebee species appears to be staging a comeback in the Pacific Northwest after experiencing dramatic population declines in the 1990s. Researchers are unsure what exactly caused the decline in the first place, but what remains even more of a mystery is why the bees have suddenly rebounded.
Using a specialized IQ test, researchers examined the "general intelligence" of border collies. Since dogs and people have a lot in common, researchers suggest their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of human disorders, such as dementia.
Bears pack on fat when preparing to hibernate each winter. To avoid the health risks often associated with human obesity, the bears have specialized gut microbiota that takes in more energy from food in the summer.
Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of infected hives can be traced back to one source -- the European honeybee, which is consistenly traded and imported to North America.
Researchers have become increasingly concerned about invasive and poisonous Asian toads in Madagascar. A new report warns that the country must act quickly to eradicate the species before it establishes itself further.
Bedbugs are hardy pests that have built up a strong resistance to common pesticides. In a recent study, researchers sequenced the genome of these bugs, revealing unique genetic features that could help create better methods of pest control.
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
Biologists have genetically engineered mosquitoes to reduce populations of mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, which is linked to a birth defect known as microencephaly. The hope is this will help stop the virus from spreading to the Americas and reduce the number of people impacted.
After nearly being wiped out in Britain, conservationists report the native European Polecat is making a strong comeback across the continent.
For the first time ever Chinese scientists have created genetically modified monkeys with a human gene for autism. The primates displayed asocial behavior, including becoming stressed when looked in the eye. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai hope their findings help treat the disorder in humans.
Bedbugs have built up a resistance to common insecticides due to overuse. Researchers suggest that in order to completely rid our sheets and mattresses of unwanted pests, we need to reevaluate current strategies for fighting them off.
Heavy El Niño rains have spurred the growth of poisonous mushrooms in California, which are potentially dangerous for pets playing outside.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researchers are making strides toward figuring out what is killing the state's moose. Preliminary reports suggest it is a combination of health issues and increased predation.