Although oxygen build-up on Earth and in its oceans took longer than previously thought, it provided the essential burst of energy for animal growth on life, says a new study.
Japanese macaques are exposed to various stressful situations in the wild, including rank fights and mating competitions. Researchers recently took a closer look at how genetics ultimately control the release of stress hormones in these animals.
Little penguins work together to hunt schools of fish to increase their chances of locating prey. However, once a capture is made, it's every penguin for himself.
Australian blue-banded bees take a heavy metal approach to pollination. A team of researchers recently filmed the bees' headbanging technique, which reportedly maximizes pollen release and allows bees to spend less time pollinating each flower.
Researchers from University of Queensland have identified one of Australia's newest dinosaurs, Kunbarrasaurus. This dinosaur's unique characteristics suggest it is a distinctly different species than previously classified.
A new genus of plant bug, plus four new species from Australia were recently identified.
Cities protect more threatened species than non-urban areas, a new study reveals, which has conservationists refocussing their efforts.
While there has been much debate regarding how cats first made their way to Australia, a new study has confirmed that the invasive felines arrived with European settlers in the 19th century.
Male peacock spiders use of exotic dances, vibrations, and colors in courtship displays, but it takes extra dedication to win over females who don't impress easily.
Even corals adapted to warmer waters, such as those living along reefs in Kimberly Australia, are particularly vulnerable to climate change and increased rates of bleaching.
A new study from Australian researchers talks about non-bee pollinators that make kiwi, coffee, mangoes, canola and others thrive.
What does "wilderness" mean? Is there a reason, in all cases, to try to bring back or shore up threatened species? To what are we bringing them back? Author M.R. O'Connor asked these and other questions while looking at the humans and animals involved in pretty significant conservation stories, including that of the Northern Right Whale, a yellow toad whose habitat is under a Tanzanian waterfall, and the White Rhino.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide in warmer waters may impede a shark's ability to hunt successfully, resulting in diminished growth rates.
New buoys attached to seafloor pumps are harnessing the energy provided by undersea waves.
Following a ruling by the International Court of Justice in 2014, saying that Japan had unlawfully claimed to be doing scientific research while whaling in the Antarctic, Japan's government recently announced that the country will resume whaling in Antarctica.