Researchers believe that if polar bears end up marooned on land, they could eke out a living on alternative food sources. A recent study looked at those sources.
A now-extinct monkey's one-million-year-old fossil was found embedded in limestone in an underwater cave in the Dominican Republic. This adds to findings about New World monkeys in the Caribbean.
Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.
Antarctic fur seal pups listen for their certain qualities in their mother's vocal signature in order to correctly identify them in dense colonies.
Minute plastic scrubbing beads from toothpastes and creams make their way past sewage receptors and into oceans, disrupting marine ecosystems. Researchers recently learned their numbers are more sobering than we knew.
Scientists explain how Brazilian wasp venom targets cancer cells, while leaving normal cells unharmed. With future analysis, this could have applications in medicine.
A recent study observed the reproduction success of male orangutans. They found that females are more attracted to males with padded cheeks.
Inbreeding among Saltmarsh sparrows and Nelson's sparrows is creating a hybrid zone that is difficult for researchers to identify--and threatening the species with extinction.
New research reveals the percentage of plastic inside the average seabird.
Insect-eating Balkan green lizards have new digestive systems that allow for varied food consumption. Researchers believe this is a result of less rainfall affecting their food supply.
Two snow leopard cubs were born June 16 at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. Watch a video of the two adorable newborns!
Feathered fossils examined by Brown University researchers were found to hold vital pigment information about a bird-like dinosaur that died 150 million years ago.
Researchers recently discovered the true potential of Goffin cockatoo's cognitive capabilities. When presented with two choices, only one of which earned a reward, the birds successfully learned to "choose wisely."
Temperate forests face many threats posed by climate change. They are being stressed by hotter, drier air temperature that overheat their leaves and steal all their moisture.
University of New Hampshire researchers have discovered they can use the chemical signatures found in the inner ear bones of winter flounder to help them trace the fish to their estuaries – a critical part of remedying their population decline.