Most animals will go to great lengths to find a mate and ensure their survival, but the fatal attraction between certain marsupials takes it too far, causing these species to literally sex themselves to death.
A new beaver species that lived 28 million years ago has recently been discovered from fossils in eastern Oregon, and remarkably it may be related to the modern beaver, new research says.
The soul-sucking "dementor" wasp is just one of 139 new and unusual species discovered in the Greater Mekong region in 2014, and with this area under attack from human activities, a new report highlights the need to protect such bizarre creatures.
A new human ancestor species dating back 3.3-3.5 million years ago may have lived alongside "Lucy," the famous hominin species, according to new research, allowing scientists to more accurately paint the human family tree.
Madagascar is known for its incredible biodiversity, but even so scientists were surprised to find that one species in particular that's unique to the region, called the panther chameleon, is actually 11 different species in one.
A new species of marine roly poly pillbug - actually, make that two new species - were recently discovered in Los Angles, a new study describes.
A new worm species, called Parougia diapason, was discovered in whale bones on Antarctica's Deception Island, showing scientists just how many unknown species are still out there.
Scientists have discovered two new, very creepy water bug species in Belize and Peru, according to a new study.
A bizarre new dinosaur lineage has been discovered in Chile, and though it is closely related to the famous carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex, it curiously had an appetite for plants rather than meat.
It's not very often that you lump a kangaroo and a shark into the same sentence, and yet that's exactly what comes to mind when talking about the rare, cute pocket shark that was discovered deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
Unless you live under a rock or don't own a television, you probably know who Kermit the Frog is. The beloved Muppet has captured the imaginations of the young and old alike for a stunning six decades, but we all know he's not actually real... right? Researchers have now revealed that a newly discovered species of frog in Costa Rica looks just like him, causing us to wonder if Kermit is more real than we ever thought.
Scientists have identified a mysterious whale song that suggests the existence of a new whale species living in the Antarctic.
An unusual looking penis has lead to the recent discovery of a new monkey species, according to scientists.
Scientists have recently discovered three new species of dragon-like woodlizards, dubbed "dwarf dragons," in the Andes of Peru and Ecuador.