There's a new cat on the block, and it looks like a werewolf. The Lykoi cat is a designer breed that is purposely bred to express a unique natural mutation that makes it have thinner hair or no fur at all around the nose, eyes, underbelly, and paws. Some may question why exactly you would want a balding feline, but for many cat lovers, the Lykoi cat is becoming a hot topic.
Researchers have determined that the "antifreeze" proteins that are naturally produced in the bodies of many Antarctic fish also suffer from an unexpected side effect. According to a new study, these same anti-freezing properties make it harder for these fish to thaw in warm water.
Hops - a key ingredient in beer - has been found to contain a compound that aids cognitive function in young animals, but not in old. This raises questions not only about responsible drinking, but about potential preventative treatments for cognitive decline.
Female flies are flying around, surrounded by male flies performing an innate and impressive courtship dance, but how do they choose among all these suitors? New research shows that it's as simple as going with their "gut."
Bacteria may not seem like social, communicating creatures, but they "know" when to turn deadly thanks to a unique signaling system called "quorum sensing," according to a new study.
Marine animals off the California coast are experiencing short-term slumps in growth and reproduction, and new research suggests that the phenomenon could be linked to an increasing variability in the strength of coastal upwelling currents, which work to supply nutrients to a number of crucial ecosystems in the region.
Certain environmental pollutants are making white worms, which over thousands of years have adapted to the arctic cold, even colder, possibly endangering the species, new research says.
A mother's response to a crying infant is a universal tug at the heart strings, regardless of traditional species barriers, according to a new study. This may help explain for some exceptionally stunning moments in nature, when mother predators adopt baby prey, or when utterly unrelated species care for one another.
New research has confirmed that trees can be identified by certain types of bacteria found on their leaves, kind of like their own genetic fingerprint, so to speak.
Climate change is affecting all sorts of animals, from sharks to polar bears to birds, but new research has focused on tropical lizards, which have learned to swiftly adapt in order to survive.
You know the old adage don't judge a book by its cover? Well, apparently that doesn't apply to female bluefin killfish, who, according to recent findings, prefer males that are yellow in color.
You wouldn't think that a 100-foot-long, 170-ton blue whale would have anything in common with fish larvae, which measure millimeters in length. But researchers have shown that these two animals, and a host of others, are surprisingly similar.
In a bizarre attempt to better understand human and animal genealogy, researchers recently inserted what they call the "human language gene" into lab mice. The results shockingly revealed that these mice were making significantly faster and better decisions, hinting at how key the gene was to human evolution.
In a peculiar study of the season's effects on developing children, researchers discovered that children born in the winter months learn to crawl earlier in their lives than babies born in the Summer.
The ripples on a sandy seafloor are clearly caused by the dependable ebb and flow of our ocean's currents. But what about in prehistoric stone? Miniature versions of these ripples are frequently found in fossils - presented in such a way that is not reminiscent of anything seen today. Now, researchers finally believe they have determined what these wrinkles in rock actually are: the "footprints" of ancient microbial life.