Ants experienced life in groups, and fought wars against termites and one another, long before humans engaged in war and socialization themselves.
Whether or not you currently have a special someone, Nature World News has a long list of animals we'd like to suggest striking off the list of "potentials"-- lest they sting, electrocute, or fatally bite you.
A total of 98 shark attacks were reported in 2015, six of which were fatal. This total breaks the previous record of 88 attacks in 2000.
For years, desert tortoise populations in Mexico remained grouped under two species. However, a new study has identified a third individual among the bunch.
Australian researchers recently found two new, remarkably large bent-toed geckos in New Guinea. Among the individuals is the largest species known to date, which has a name that translates to "king."
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.
Each year "skittish" blacktip sharks migrate to South Florida in search of warmer waters and food. This year, however, the sharks have lingered longer in waters off the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas. Researchers say it is likely the result of El Niño, although their late start does raise some concerns.
Called "extremophiles," certain small fish are predisposed to remain lively and (well) alive in toxic waters when other fish cannot do so.
Researchers have for the first time found that at least one species of fish can sense touch using their pectoral fins, much like humans use their fingertips to get a feel for their surroundings.
The mysterious Menominee Crack split down the middle of Michigan forest following a magnitude-1 earthquake in Oct. 2010. Researchers have now identified the strange feature as a geological pop-up.
The grand, 5 to 7-foot wingspanned Verreaux's Eagle, an apex predator in Africa, is living more successfully in an agricultural area than in a nearby mountain range, according to a new study.
An earthquake that starts out in one spot could more easily than thought leap to a nearby fault and create double earthquakes, as happened in Pakistan in 1997, says a new study. This could have impacts for Los Angeles.
In hopes of saving kakapo parrots, or night parrots, from extinction, researchers plan to sequence the genomes of all surviving individuals. Once accomplished, this will be the first time an entire animal population's genome has been sequenced.
When shown pictures of an unfamiliar human with a threatening facial expression, horses become stressed and view the image using their left eye. While similar behaviors have been documented in domestic cats and dogs, this is the first time researchers have found horses can interpret the different emotions of their handlers, too.
A new study from the University of Minnesota found secondary tropical forests are able to sequester 11 times more carbon than old-growth forests. Researchers say this will help conservationists manage forest better.