Burned and cracked tortoise shells found inside Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, Israel, suggest early hunter gatherers enjoyed snacking on roasted tortoise shells. However, researchers say the tortoises would have only been a side dish, as they would not have provided enough calories.
A mother's diet is largely responsible for keeping animal populations in check, according to a new study from the University of Edinburgh
The recent discover that an endangered population of Killer whales living in the Pacific Northwest preferred eating salmon in summer may lead to improved targeted conservation practices.
Although eating is essential to survival, it also drives the aging process, say researchers from the University of the Pacific who studied the biological effects of consumption using corn snakes.
Earth's largest apes died off because they could not adapt to a new diet forced by climate change 100,000 years ago.
Marine animals are altering their diets and natural habitat range as a result of climate change. For instance, melting sea ice is opening new waters to humpback and fin whales, which could lead to increased food competition among the areas' native species.
Bison adjust their diet seasonally based on reduced availability of the grasses they perfer but are less nutritious during the spring and fall.
"We know that many people have difficulty distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy food. By adding seaweed to processed foods we can make food healthier. In many cases we also get tastier food, and it may also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases," said the author of a University of Southern Denmark study.
A recent study found that the extent to which animals tolerate humans is largely driven by the environment in which they live and their body size.
Iberian lynx fossils dating to 1.6 million years ago were recently recovered from a cave in Barcelona, Spain. It's the oldest lynx specimen ever found, suggesting the species arrived in the area 500,000 years earlier than originally estimated.
People are advised to eat increased amounts of seafood, bur almost half of it is wasted each year. Since overfishing, pollution and climate change are already impacting fish populations, scientists are examining ways to reduce waste in order to sustain future demands.
Using fossilized teeth, researchers found that humans adapted a grass-based diet 400,000 years earlier than previously thought. This sheds light on how habitat change shaped human evolution.
Have you ever tried to satisfy your sweet-tooth with low-calorie desserts, only to find yourself utterly unsated? Now, researchers have determined exactly why the body can't be fooled by artificial sweeteners - a revelation that holds promise for the dieting and diabetic worlds alike.
Chocolate may be the key to lowering heart disease and stroke risk, according to a new study.