A study from University of Missouri debunks the idea that a fossil found in 2002 belonged to the last ancestor of modern-day great apes that include chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, gorillas and humans. Instead, researchers of the new study argue that Pierolapithecus catalaunicus (that lived about 11.9 million years back) might have lived at a time when the great apes were evolving, but hadn't yet diversified into various species.
Sand tiger sharks bring a whole new meaning to “sibling rivalry,” what with the first embryos in each of the paired uteri consuming all of their smaller siblings during gestation - a practice that enables them to reach such a large size at birth that they face few predators.
Researchers have now found how cicadas keep their wings clean. The study, researchers said, will help design new type of self-cleaning materials.
Researchers have now found that dinosaur-like creatures were living in Tanzania and Zambia before they were found anywhere else on the Earth. These ancestors of dinosaurs lived in the mid-Triassic period.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a notice warning Bay County residents to be on the lookout for a 30-pound black and white lizard on the loose.
From 2001 to 2005, the populations of smallmouth bass in the Chesapeake Bay decreased 80%, reported The Washington Post.
Clothes, shoes and now ladybugs can be found in abundance at the Mall of America located in Bloomington, Minn.
His name is "Ata" - short for Atacama - and no, he's not an alien, report researchers from Stanford University in the film “Sirius.” Rather, the six-inch partially-mummified specimen was male and appears to have survived for as many as six to eight years after birth, despite his small size.
Australia was first populated by about 1,000 to 3,000 people, a new study found. The population of the entire continent decreased during the Ice Age and reached a stable population of about 1.2 million people only a few centuries back, reports AFP.
Modern Europe's genetic history is a story still shroud in mystery, scientists warn after revealing new analysis of ancient DNA.
Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur, had the ability to catch fish, according to a new study. Previously, it was believed that Microraptor preyed mostly on other birds and some animals.
Russia launched a spacecraft of critters and microflora into space on Friday in an effort to better understand the effects of sustained space travel on living organisms.
Florida's grasshopper sparrow will likely go extinct in the next three to five years if left to its own devices, scientists warn. For this reason the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it is launching a captive breeding program for the bird.