For years, desert tortoise populations in Mexico remained grouped under two species. However, a new study has identified a third individual among the bunch.
Australian researchers recently found two new, remarkably large bent-toed geckos in New Guinea. Among the individuals is the largest species known to date, which has a name that translates to "king."
For the first time researchers have successfully froze a rabbit's brain, preserving its all of its synapses, cell membranes, and intracellular structures. This marks a major breakthrough in cryopreservation.
Thousands of blacktip sharks in a huge congregation were recently caught on-camera in South Florida.
Researchers have for the first time found that at least one species of fish can sense touch using their pectoral fins, much like humans use their fingertips to get a feel for their surroundings.
The mysterious Menominee Crack split down the middle of Michigan forest following a magnitude-1 earthquake in Oct. 2010. Researchers have now identified the strange feature as a geological pop-up.
A Laysan albatross named Wisdom is the world's oldest banded bird. She and her mate, Goo, recently hatched yet another chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean. At age 65, this is Wisdom's 40th baby.
Scientists say the Red Sea is home to a a newly discovered luminous creature that lives on the shells of nocturnal snails.
In hopes of saving kakapo parrots, or night parrots, from extinction, researchers plan to sequence the genomes of all surviving individuals. Once accomplished, this will be the first time an entire animal population's genome has been sequenced.
The Indianapolis Zoo's newest member, a newborn giraffe, needs a name. The zoo has proposed three options, which the public can vote on through Feb. 23 on Facebook.
As rhinos evolved and grew bigger they became more susceptible to bone diseases, including degradation, inflammation and infection.
A species of vesper bat has largely expanded its range across Europe since the 1980s. Researchers say climate change is likely the cause.
When shown pictures of an unfamiliar human with a threatening facial expression, horses become stressed and view the image using their left eye. While similar behaviors have been documented in domestic cats and dogs, this is the first time researchers have found horses can interpret the different emotions of their handlers, too.
A rare western bumblebee species appears to be staging a comeback in the Pacific Northwest after experiencing dramatic population declines in the 1990s. Researchers are unsure what exactly caused the decline in the first place, but what remains even more of a mystery is why the bees have suddenly rebounded.