A hunted male mountain lion was found to have a full set of teeth and whiskers growing out of its head. Experts say this bizarre growth could be the remnants of a conjoined twin that died in the womb or possibly a kind of rare tumour.
Praying mantises fitted with blue and green miniature glasses prove the insects use 3D vision to hunt. This could help scientists better understand how vision evolved in humans, and ultimately improve visual perception in robots.
Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago wolf was recently denied protection under the Endangered Species Act. Although populations on the Prince of Wales Island have drastically declined, the U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service said the animals don't qualify for additional federal protection.
The extinction of large fruit-eating animals from tropical rainforests could make climate change worse. Researchers suggest refocusing conservation efforts to ensure these animals are around to disperse trees’ seeds and promote growth in these essential carbon sinks.
New Jersey's annual black bear hunting season has been extended by four days this year in order to reach the state's harvest goals. This decision follows recent changes made to the game code regulations and aims at reducing the number of bear-human encounters.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide in warmer waters may impede a shark's ability to hunt successfully, resulting in diminished growth rates.
In a recent study, researchers reveal that cougars may be making a comeback. The large felines originally suffered from habitat loss and hunting. Though, the animals may soon be able recolonize parts of the U.S. in as little as two decades.
New fossils representing a giant rat species ten times larger than those commonly seen today have been excavated from East Timor in Asia.
The ability of spiders to adapt to their local environment and humidity levels by altering the viscosity of their "web glue" may help scientists develop stronger adhesives.
An isotopic analysis of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoth tusks suggests that the prehistoric mammals went extinct as a result of excess hunting, not climate change.
MIT researchers have figured out how seals use their unique whiskers to track prey and navigate.
In Rebecca Boyle's essay "The Health Effects of a World without Darkness," in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015, she talks about ways that light pollution both keeps us from seeing the stars that all our ancestors saw and throws animals off their migration patterns.
In a partnership first, loggers in northeastern Russia are teaming up with biologists to better protect natural fish owl habitats, a major step in preserving the endangered birds.
A hawksbill sea turtle found off the coast of the Solomon Islands is the first biofluorescent reptile ever discovered. The sea turtle was "glowing" green and red as it swam by researchers observing corals in the Pacific Ocean.
After 25 adult and pup walrus were found decapitated along a beach in Alaska – some shot and some with their penis bones missing – authorities are suspecting ivory poachers are to blame. Walrus are often hunted illegally for their long ivory tusks and prized oosiks (penis bones).