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.
When tracing evolutionary history of gourd seeds, researchers found that the disappearance of large animals directly correlated to changes in distribution of the wild plants.
"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.
Water in tanks and fountains throughout villages of Spain turned red following last autumn's rainfall but researches insist it's not a sign of the apocalypse.
Some Asian elephants blast air through their trunks like leaf blowers in order to acquire inaccessible food, suggesting the animals have greater situational awareness and are better problem solvers than thought.
Plants and animals alter their behaviors based on the seasons. Humans, it turns out, are no different. Here are just a few ways we change with the season.
A new study revealed that grasshoppers used to feed pet lizards carry allergens.
Dolly Varden, an Alaskan trout species, are able to retire from migrating each year after growing big enough to store and utilize fat reserves. This is the only known species that partakes in such a retirement.
Animals' poop plays a key role in keeping the planet fertile. However, when large animals go extinct the natural cycling of nutrients from deep ocean waters to high mountainous areas is significantly reduced, researchers revealed in a new study.
Orangutans and other rare species on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo are endanagered, in large part due to commercial plam oil cultivation. In the last decade alone, orangutan populations have declined by 50 percent as the result of habitat loss and smoke-related deaths.
Deciduous trees along rivers and streams provide protection from damaging solar radiation and valuable foliage every autumn. Fallen leaves act as a vital food source for insects, and keeping insect populations healthy could ultimately help river ecosystems combat climate change, researchers reveal in a new study.
Not all shorebirds use the same migratory strategy: some birds making long migrations tend to remain at their rest stops for longer periods and gain weight faster than those making shorter trips.
While cats have evolved without the ability to taste sweetness, they have retained at least seven receptors that register bitter tastes. This may explain why they're such picky eaters.
Among all bat species, African straw-colored fruit bats are record-holding flyers. This enables them to successfully forage for food, while spreading seeds and pollen over wide-spread areas of Africa.