Amazed by the sneaky and speedy ability of cockroaches, researchers created a bio-inspired robot that could one day be used to search through rubble in disaster zones and free victims.
Using a specialized IQ test, researchers examined the "general intelligence" of border collies. Since dogs and people have a lot in common, researchers suggest their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of human disorders, such as dementia.
Researchers have identified why so many sperm whales washed up on beaches in the North Sea. It turns out they were hunting for squid in shallow waters.
Bears pack on fat when preparing to hibernate each winter. To avoid the health risks often associated with human obesity, the bears have specialized gut microbiota that takes in more energy from food in the summer.
Researchers suggest that half of wild animal attacks could be avoided if humans were properly informed on how to act in such encounters. Their study also includes a series of basic rules that should be followed when visiting an animal's known habitat.
Footage of the only known wild jaguar in the U.S. was recently released by the Center for Biological Diversity. The big cat can be seen alive and well, lurking through wooded areas and across a mountain creek. However, researchers warn the animal's habitat is threatened by a proposed mining site.
We've all heard about how noise pollution negatively impacts marine environments. But a recent study suggests that motor boats, rather than large cargo ships, easily stresses young damselfish which ultimately gives their predators the upper hand.
A recent study suggests the plight of the commen gray treefrog may help scientists measure the impact of climate change and better assess the health of a given ecosystem.
Researcher have for the first time explored the inner workings of Australian wombat warrens, or interconnected burrows, in hopes of understanding the rather elusive animals and their conservation status.
Pink deep-sea worms previously represented by only a single species have puzzled biologists for nearly six decades. However, four new worms recently spotted near California and Mexico have helped scientists properly place the creatures along the evolutionary tree of life.
Aggression is fairly common among primates, but a lethal attack among Bornean female orangutans was documented for the first time in a recent study.
A new study involving the ways ravens behave when they think they are being spied on suggests these famously intelligent birds posses the human-like ability of abstract thought.
It turns out that New Zealand's famed little blue penguins are actually Australian natives. A recent study concluded that New Zealand's native penguisn species was replaced by these interlopers between 1500 and 1900 AD.
Audubon's recent "BirdNote" podcast explains the peculiar head movements of owls. No, it's not just to creep out humans. There's a good reason for all that staring, twisting and bobbing.
Researchers have documented how leafcutter ants process leaves into nutrients underground. The remarkable nimble ants rely on a division of labor to get food on the table and conserve energy, thus ensuring they remain healthy and strong – the better to suit the colony.