Japanese scientists have discovered that a common species of Asian tree frog may actually be two separate species based on their genetic data.
Wolbachia has combination of genes, which includes DNA from black widow spider.
Two mammal-like reptiles were confirmed to be the species that led to the rise of the mammals. These two ancient reptiles belong to the group of cynodonts.
It turns out that humans are not as bad as they think to be. Hurting each other is not something that is genetic but most likely because of factors such as changes in social environment.
Don't go down the deep! An alleged legendary sea monster--a giant squid up to 66 feet (20 meters) long--may be lurking under the ocean.
It turns out that wolves, jackals and domestic dogs have different howling dialects or "vocal fingerprints." Researchers say this may help them better identify species, and therefore their conservation status.
Ants that called Europe their home 45 to 10 million years ago were actually more similar to modern-day ants now living in South East Asia than they are to their European cousins.
After years of misidentifying Helmeted Woodpeckers, scientists from the University of Kansas have found that the bird has evolved with characteristics of larger competing birds in the Atlantic forest.
Scientists recently found an unexpected species of tree-dwelling funnel-web spiders in Australia's Booderee National Park. This suggests that the area's biodiversity needs be more thoroughly researched.
Researchers from Purdue University discovered a new method to help conservationists better assess which species should be considered threatened or endangered.
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.
Climate change and habitat loss are two major threats posed to animal species worldwide. And especially with global temperatures rising in recent decades (2014 was the hottest year yet), scientists are now concerned more than ever with the survival of Earth's animals. However, recent research suggests that they are more flexible than you think.
Parasitic "vampire" plants may get a bad rep from their name, but new research shows that they aren't so bad, after all, and that they could actually benefit the abundance and diversity of vegetation and animal life around them.
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.