Researchers have discovered a new species of poisonous flower that has been trapped in amber for the last 20 to 30 million years.
Inhibitory control, or the ability to wait for a treat, may be a good indicator of how well your pooch can solve a problem.
Like bees, ants organize their colonies based on social rank. It appears trap-jaw ants engage in antenna-boxing matches to dictate who guards the colony and who goes out into the world to forage.
Researchers recently discovered harmful algae toxins in Alaskan whales, walruses, sea lions, seals, porpoises and sea otters. Their findings represent a staggering northward expansion of such toxins, although (for what it is worth) they have not yet reached concentrations harmful to human health.
Advanced tagging technology has captured never-before-seen data on how deep beluga whales will dive for food. Researchers say their foraging patterns are largely based on the abundance of Arctic cod and sea-floor topography.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials plan to remove three fox sub-species native to California’s Channel Islands from the endangered species list. It appears the foxes have made a remarkable recovery.
With years of selective breeding, scientists in South Africa have revived an extinct sub-species of zebra, known as the quagga.
The St. Louis Zoo, Missouri, gave its resident polar bear a heart-shaped pink chunk of ice filled with mackerel, capelin and apples for Valentine' Day.
When a giant iceberg crashed down in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, in 2010 it isolated a colony of Adélie penguins. Having to trek much farther for food, 150,000 penguins have died, putting the colony at risk of extinction.
Chimpanzees are less inclined to groom one another with numerous bystanders lingering about. This challenges the long-held belief that such cooperative behaviors are based on trust, suggesting they revolve more around immediate benefits.
Toronto Zoo's polar bear cub was recently introduced to snow, and it turns out she is a fan of the fluffy white stuff.
Fossils of a giant, flightless bird have finally been analyzed, and confirm a prehistoric species known as Gastornis roamed the Arctic 53 million years ago. While the climate was much different then, scientists warn that climate change could one day invite more diverse species to the North.
The latest bio-inspired robot harnesses a chameleon's ability to quickly change color and blend in with their surroundings. While the robot is currently only able to change from red, to green, to blue, researchers are hopeful that with further study, they can someday create improved camouflage systems for military vehicles and body armor.
Miranda Lambert and her mother founded MuttNation in 2007 to rescue and provided loving homes for animals. Since then the foundation has raised millions of dollars and recently opened a no-kill shelter in Oklahoma.