In a study that brings back flashes of "Jurassic Park," researchers are studying pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, lead author Ryan McKellar is using the tiny pieces of fossilized tree resin to reveal more about dinosaur ecology, new research describes.
Fish just want to have fun, according to a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study that finds even fish "play."
Engineers from the University of Michigan have created starfish-like shells that could lead to advanced technologies, according to new research.
A population of California mountain lions has been split up because of local freeways and construction, but they may soon be reunited with the construction of an overpass, reports say.
It seems that elephants are the new, unconventional weathermen, as they can "sense" rainstorms from as far away as 150 miles, according to new research.
One of the last northern white rhinos on the planet has died in a reserve in Kenya, highlighting the species' risk of extinction.
When you think of Roman gladiators, you might picture burly, muscular men chowing down on slabs of meat and guzzling down flagons of wine, but these prized fighters were actually vegetarians, according to a new study.
About 385 million years ago, a pair of ancient Scottish fish did a jig that was somewhat like square dancing, and now scientists are saying this was actually the awkward origin of sex.
Our warming world may be impacting what birds show up where during the winter. Scientists have found that the resident communities of birds that appear at eastern North America's backyard bird feeders in winter have changed as temperatures have increased.
The Midwest's biggest geological feature, a mysterious Midcontinent Rift some billion years old, is actually a geological hybrid, according to new research.
For the first time, scientists are using a robotic aerial drone to get up close and personal with orca whales, offering a new glimpse into the life of these marine mammals.
Mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, and one recently developed magnetic mirror is doing just that, lighting the way for new infrared technologies.
Some of the world's most bizarre fossils - alien-like figure-eight water creatures - have surprisingly just been identified as distant relatives of humans, according to a new study.
Mitochondria, which power the cells of plants and animals, were reportedly energy parasites before they were the beneficial powerhouses they are today, according to new research.