It may be difficult to picture a tortoise actually beating a hare in a race, but it turns out Aesop was right after all. Research shows speedy animals are much slower in the long run.
A massive turtle fossil unearthed in China is without its characteristic shell but already sports a toothless beak like its modern descendants. It just might be the missing link in the history of turtle evolution.
The survival of the laziest is true, researchers say in a new study. It turns out, mollusks that expended the least energy in their daily lives were able to avoid extinction better than their energetic counterparts.
The annual whale cull of Faroe Islands in Europe has transformed the sea a deep, bloody red. Hundreds of whales are slaughtered every year in the centuries-old tradition of the archipelago.
Paleontologists discovered a 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber with tiny grains of cycad pollen. This is the first evidence of the pollinating relationship between insects and non-flowering plants.
Andean flamingos are nesting again and it's spurred by the scorching heat sweeping over the United Kingdom. This flock of flamingos has not laid eggs since 2003 and has not bred successfully since 1999.
Elephants are large animals, but they've proven to be more impervious to cancer. In a new study, scientists explain that this is partly due to a once-dead gene called LIF6.
Birds exposed to antidepressants in sewage treatment systems are displaying changed behavior in their mating habits. It turns out female starlings on Prozac are much less attractive to the males.
Spiders are crawling farther and farther up to northern territories in an attempt to escape the effects of climate change on their current habitats, according to a new distribution map. Citizen scientists play a huge role in the findings.
One woman died and a man lost all his limbs from a bacteria transmitted through the saliva of seemingly harmless dogs and cats. The infection is considered rare, but the two cases happened in the span of a single month.
Dogs are man's best friend through sunny walks as well as darker days. A new study revealed that getting pets could help in providing relief to patients with the treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.
With the use of DNA extraction from feces, pet owners who have left their dogs' poop out in the open can now be traced. Samples sent to laboratory will be used to match with the registered dogs in the database.
After more than two weeks, the mother orca is still carrying her dead calf wherever she goes. Scientists are worried if Tahlequah is still getting the nutrition she needs.
More than 500 million years ago, funny-looking Ediacaran organisms dominated the planet's oceans. The nature of these creatures have been a long-standing mystery, but now scientists say they are actually Earth's first animals.