Researchers excavating ancient salmon chum bones from the Upward Sun River site in Alaska have found that Ice Age humans had a broader diet than previously surmised and used specialized tools to fish.
A seal riding atop a humpback whale – like this photo from Eden, New South Wales, shows illustrates an extremely rare occurence but other animals routinely help each other out.
In order to meet the growing population's increasing food demand, nutritional science strategies need to be revamped. Scientists recently reported expected changes to be made within the next five years.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tagged a female hammerhead shark two months ago. With the use of satellite-tracking tag, the researchers observed the shark swimming unexpectedly far for food.
Migrating birds need to take the occasional break during their long migrations. Researchers recently examined how they choose where to rest. Surprisingly, it isn't at a food court on the Delaware-Maryland border.
Much like people living in packed cities, it may be now that animals of prey in Africa have a smaller number of offspring when living in crowded conditions. Turns out, this is affecting lions and other predators.
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.
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.
Norovirus is an infamous illness. Ruining cruises and restaurant outings alike, norovirus infections are responsible for more than 20 percent of all reported "food poisoning" cases worldwide. Now, new research has determined that raw oysters not only transmit the virus, but also harbor it.
You may think that pigs will eat anything, but think again. It turns out that many porcine diners are actually picky eaters and will only enjoy a meal after it's been properly washed.
Anyone who has lived in New York can tell you that city life doesn't exactly make you friendly. In fact, you can grow to be downright suspicious of strangers if you live in the wrong neighborhood. Now, a new study has found that the same is true for birds, with urban sparrows proving far more aggressive and unruly, compared to their rural relatives.
Has a visit to the pet shop ever made your mouth water? No? Then you've clearly never had guinea pig. The cuddly rodents have been a reliable snack in parts of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia for generations. Called cuyes in Spanish, the animals are reportedly easier to raise and breed than chickens, and are eaten en-masse during key holidays. However, it's those feasts that could be leading to an unintended consequence: a plague of parasitic bites that is bringing South America to its knees.
Climate change: it's a subject that is full of uncertainties. That's especially true in the case of how it will affect plant life around the globe. Past studies have revealed that a warming world and changing atmosphere could help plants spread and grow. However, new research has now found evidence of the complete opposite. Plants, it appears, may actually be running out of time to grow in the face of climate change.
It took early humans years to master the art of cooking and realize that fire can make things taste better. And while our close relatives, chimpanzees, won't be making that cognitive leap anytime soon or ever, new research shows that they would make excellent cooks.