Biologists recently discovered skin proteins shared by humans and turtles which developed in a common ancestor roughly 310 million years ago.
Computer simulations of the eating methods of the long-extinct ocean organism Tribrachidium had surprising findings about the more complex-than-thought eating methods of some 555 million years ago.
Notre Dame researchers recently revealed the DNA of trapped insect prey can be collected from a black widow spider's nest up to 88 days later. This finding has significant implications for conservation management.
The Adélie penguins in East Antarctica like rocky areas free of snow and ice, so they happen to increasing in number as a result of the more ice-free coastlines from climate warming. It is still unclear how warming temperatures will affect their krill food sources, though.
A section of metal debris was recently found near the United Kingdom's southwestern coast, and it bears what looks like an American flag. It was covered with barnacles.
After the outdoors retailer REI declared in October that the company's 143 stores would close for Black Friday, municipalities and states around the country responded with free, discounted, and ranger-led events in nature for the day after Thanksgiving.
Bison adjust their diet seasonally based on reduced availability of the grasses they perfer but are less nutritious during the spring and fall.
Have you ever wondered how birds decide who will lead their flock when flying in V formations? It turns out this traveling behavior is largely determined by speed.
Kissing bugs have spread to parts of Florida and other parts of the southern U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns. Here are five fast facts about the bloodsucking critters and the disease they carry.
Using fossil teeth, researchers from Stony Brook University have found an ancient nectar-drinking bat was probably omnivorous.
After sequencing the genome of nearly indestructible water bears (segmented micro-animals), researchers discovered they steal 17.5 percent of their genetic information from other species.
A suspicious number of young starlings have drowned recently in Europe. While researchers are still unsure why groups of juvenile birds have been drowning, they believe they have some ways to help the inexperienced wild animals access water safely.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.
Since the domestication of corn, there have been many genetically modified versions created to date. So how does the sweet corn we enjoy today compare to that served at the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621?
To better understand the social coordination of chimpanzees, researchers tested to see if a female bonobo could synchronize with a human drummer. The animal's success in matching beats sheds light on the evolution of speech and music.