Most people find satisfaction in isolation, but a new study shows that loneliness associated with social isolation can be dangerous to one's health.
A new monitor lizard, scientifically known as Varanus semotus, was recently found isolated on Mussau Island. Boasting a long turquoise-spotted tail, this lizard is considered the island's top predator.
A huge number, 150,000, of Adélie penguins have disappeared from Antarctica's Commonwealth Bay. A recent study tied the occurrence to a giant iceberg that grounded in the area, isolating the penguins and causing them to starve to death. But critics are challenging that claim, suggesting that the birds relocated, instead.
When a giant iceberg crashed down in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, in 2010 it isolated a colony of Adélie penguins. Having to trek much farther for food, 150,000 penguins have died, putting the colony at risk of extinction.
Most species avoid crowding but prairie voles seem to be the exception to the rule, say Duke University researchers who found that voles become less anxious and stressed when they have to share their personal space.
Ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period of eastern North America evolved differently when isolated from their western relatives by a division of water 66 million years ago.
The discovery of a new speies of Malaysian snail has set the world record for tiniest land snail species. The previous record was set early this year by a species discovered in China.
More have made it! Nearly three years after the famous "Hollywood mountain lion" crossed the Southland freeways looking for a new home, two more have braved and successfully accomplished the same feat.
Eating right and exercising are often cited as the key ingredients to a long and happy life, so you wouldn't think that your social life would have any impact. But new research shows that it does, as loneliness and isolation have been linked to having a short life.