After nearly being wiped out in Britain, conservationists report the native European Polecat is making a strong comeback across the continent.
American pikas prefer to live in cold, mountainous habitats. As climate change brings warmer temperatures, researchers believe the key to their survival will be remaining in close-knit patches.
An international team of researchers recently bred elkhorn corals (Acropora palamata) in a laboratory setting, to be used to repopulate critically endangered Caribbean reefs. This won't do all the work of fighting warming waters, but it helps.
Micro-CT scans helped scientists identify the first female of a Madagascan chameleon species known as Calumma vatosoa. Before now, the species was only known by a single male found in 2001.
A monarch butterfly's wing patterns may ultimately provide clues as to where it was born. This could help researchers learn more about the iconic creatures' annual migration.
When darkness falls, bats emerge from their cave dwellings to forage, relying on the echos of their own calls to locate prey. A new study suggests bats avoid noise overlap in large groups by increasing the volume, duration and repetition rate of their own unique signals.
It seems obvious that camouflage helps animals survive in the wild, but it is a relatively hard thing to test in the wild. A recent study, however, confirms this long-held assumption, proving that disguising one’s body or eggs to match the environment deters predators.
For the first time ever Chinese scientists have created genetically modified monkeys with a human gene for autism. The primates displayed asocial behavior, including becoming stressed when looked in the eye. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai hope their findings help treat the disorder in humans.
Bedbugs have built up a resistance to common insecticides due to overuse. Researchers suggest that in order to completely rid our sheets and mattresses of unwanted pests, we need to reevaluate current strategies for fighting them off.
Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters their offspring's DNA at birth. This keeps "princesses" sterile and working busily for the colony.
Burn patterns evident on eggshells belonging to ancient, 500-pound flightless Australian birds were recently found by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder. This suggests early humans hunted the bird and collected its eggs to cook.
A new chameleon species sporting blue spots was recently found in the mountains of Tanzania. Researchers say this find highlights the diversity of animals living in this region.
Researchers have finally revealed what gave the extinct Pink-headed Duck its unique-colored plumage.
There is more to determining an animal's intelligence than brain size. A new study from the University of Toronto found an ancient rodent species had a large brain that was even heftier than those of some primitive primates of the same era, but it wasn't necessarily "smarter."