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.
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.
After Mars' larger moon Phobos is shattered by gravity, Mars will likely have an all-new appearance.
A recent study looked at spirituality and gratitude among people with heart conditions, and found that those who showed gratitude on a daily basis improved their health by wide margins.
In New York's 526-acre Prospect Park, red-tailed hawks recently attacked a drone.
A recent study looked at soft tectonic plates deep below Peru, not all of which move at an angle below other plates.
A recent analysis of eight fossilized teeth revealed the true identity of a dinosaur species incorrectly classified years ago. It turns out that Dimetrodon borealis actually represents the first Canadian Dimetrodon, or terrestrial animal with steak knife-like teeth.
A recent study induced flatworms to grow the heads and brains of other species, by changing the cell communication and not by altering the genomic sequence. This, they say, could lead to birth-defect findings and other learnings.
Army ants link up to create living bridges use to overcome gaps and obstacles they encounter along forest floors. These structures were thought to be static, but a study featuring time-lapse film has revealed that they are highly dynamic and responsive.
In a recent study, researchers reveal five songbirds may be transporting avian-biting ticks farther north. Ultimately, this could increase the number of Lyme disease cases in humans.
What does "wilderness" mean? Is there a reason, in all cases, to try to bring back or shore up threatened species? To what are we bringing them back? Author M.R. O'Connor asked these and other questions while looking at the humans and animals involved in pretty significant conservation stories, including that of the Northern Right Whale, a yellow toad whose habitat is under a Tanzanian waterfall, and the White Rhino.