While some animals use color to express their mood, Beluga whales blow bubbles toshow how they are feeling. Using their mouths and blowholes, the large-headed whales may produce one of four differently-shaped bubbles to signal feelings of aggression, fear, or playfulness, for example.
Using an ear mite treatment commonly used to kills those found in cats and dogs, researchers from the University of California Davis have developed a way to reduce the presence of tumors in the ears of endangered foxes living on California's Santa Catalina Island.
Three new toad species were recently discovered in a remote area of Brazil. The relatively small and warty critters have distinctive red markings and create a poisonous skin chemical through processes of digestion.
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.
Using three male and three female sand flies from a Brazilian state park, researchers have unveiled a new species of the pesky, disease-carrying bugs.
Two new satyr butterflies, one of which was named after the iconic naturalist named David Attenborough, were recently found hidden among lowland tropical forests in a remote region of the upper Amazon basin.
When yellow jackets sense an intruder, they emit chemical signals known as alarm pheromones that rouse colony members into defense mode and mark intrduders for attack.
More than 17,000 marine species, including whales, sharks, rays and fish, remain threatened due to a lack of marine protected areas.
A new snake species with oversized pitch black eyes and a distinct yellow belly suggests there are still unique animals hiding in the Andes.
By examining the hind and forelimbs of a tiger salamanders, researchers have revealed how they may have transitioned from life at sea to life on land.
After analyzing a fossilized three-horned skull and dental remains, researchers have classified Xenokeryx amidalae as an ancient species is actually a distant relative of modern giraffes.
Scientist Magdalena Sorger has observed some previously unknown skills in a species of trap-jaw ants.
Fossilized peach pits unearthed in China suggest the deliciously juicy fruits were around long before humans began domesticating them.
Many species of blue tarantulas have evolved independently with the same coloration – a vibrant cobalt blue that is based in hairy nanostructures scientists believe could one day be replicated to improve smartphone and television screens.