A recent Cornell University study examined where the worst, or more painful, place to get stung is. After enduring multiple stings throughout 25 different places on his body, graduate student Michael Smith discovered one's nose is the most sensitive.
Pre-reptile Bunostegos akokanensis is the earliest known creature to stand upright on all four legs. This species was thought to be a sprawler, but researchers from Brown University found that it had shoulders extending directly underneath its body instead of out to the sides.
Australia, which is already home to a preponderance of the world's venomous snakes, is the home of a new species of Death Adder named the Kimberley death adder that uses it's tail to lure its prey.
Low hanging powerline endanger wild elephants. During a recent flood in Kaziranga national park a herd was trying to move to higher ground when one of their members was electrocuted to death.
A seal riding atop a humpback whale – like this photo from Eden, New South Wales, shows illustrates an extremely rare occurence but other animals routinely help each other out.
Of the numerous ornamental plants illegally sold in Southeast Asia, over 80 percent are wild orchids. Researchers from the National University of Singapore strongly suggest enforcing restrictions to preserve the country's botanical diversity.
During the winter monthsong, songbirds routinely eat from bird feeders that remain a vital food source, but such good-will gestures have been linked recently to a widespreading avian eye disease that is often fatal.
Researchers have long understood that male mice sing, or use vocalizations, to attract their mates. However, a recent study using specialized microphones found that the female mice sing back – but only if they're interested.
More than 500 dog owners have contributed to a study on dog cognition and problem-solving skills that suggests dogs can be conditioned toward psychological dependence.
A giant wolfish caught off the island of Hokkaido, near the Fukushima nuclear plant is raising concerns about how radiation contamination from the 2011 nuclear power plant accident has spread and the impact it's having on ecosystems and the evolution of nearby wildlife.
China successfully used conservation methods to preserve giant panda populations, but researchers have pointed out some ways that a broader series of efforts could help other animals.
As a result of domestication, some animals have evolved differently. Scientists believe this is related to their reduced fear of humans and adapting to a tamer lifestyle.
After years of misidentifying Helmeted Woodpeckers, scientists from the University of Kansas have found that the bird has evolved with characteristics of larger competing birds in the Atlantic forest.
Birds that are able to mate with their "true love" have a higher rate of reproduction success and are more committed to their offspring, according to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.