Scientists have recently created the best, most comprehensive family tree of baleen whales, helping to shed light on this 40-million-year-old species, a new study says.
Researchers have recently released a paper that details 15 of the most critically endangered species on Earth - organisms that not only are facing what looks to be inevitable extinctions, but are barely receiving any aid to stop it. Now conservationists are calling for the money and expertise that would be needed to help these creatures - ranging from seabirds to tropical gophers - survive.
Researchers have long had anecdotal evidence that the mammal population in the Florida Everglades - a region famous for its wild and rich biodiversity - was on the decline. That's right, 'mammals' - as in all that's cute, furry, savage, and sly - ranging from skunks, to bats, to even bobcats. Now a new study has found the first concrete example of this decline, with invasive pythons named as the primary killers of the region's disappearing marsh rabbits.
After more than 20 years of eluding scientists, a rare pika species has finally come out of hiding.
After nearly 200 years, scientists have finally solved an evolutionary mystery that began with Charles Darwin, and involves a group of mammals he described as the "strangest animals ever discovered," according to a new study.
You definitely heard of the woolly mammoth, but did you know that 10,000 years ago, some particularly hairy rhinoceros were stomping around the Sleeping Lands as well? Researchers recently got their hands on an incredibly well-preserved carcass of a baby woolly rhino - one that had been trapped in ice for thousands upon thousands of years.
The fossils of two ancient, shrew-like mammals were recently discovered in China, and are telling scientists that mammalian diversity started to take place more than 160 million years ago, according to a new study.
Australia's mammals are going extinct at an alarming rate, and voracious feral cats and foxes are to blame, according to new research.
Yes, those balls. You know the ones I'm talking about. The man rocks, the family jewels, the subject of that ACDC song we've all tried to forget about. In the great mammalian sex race, a male with big balls is likely a very successful reproducer, being both dominant and popular with the ladies. New research has found that with mice, however, that this isn't always the case. The best balls, experts are now claiming, don't always take up a lot of space.
Thanks to climate change, habitat loss and hunting, the number of Borneo mammals at near-extinction is expected to double by the year 2080, an astonishing new report says.
Humans tend to know that incest is taboo. Nature even hints that there is more to this than just cultural restrictions. Most mammals avoid the practice too, as young males instinctively travel far away from their immediate families in search of a prospective mate. However, one population of banded mongooses seems to have missed the memo, and researchers are now investigating why.
In what at first seems like some pretty pointless research, experts have discovered a surprising fact about urination: no matter the size of body or bladder, all mammals take just about the same time to pee.
Researchers have long known that many mutations in visual pigments, spread out over millions of years, were required for humans to be able to see the colorful world that we can today. Now, in a new study, one team of scientists has finally painted the complete picture to see exactly how human color vision evolved.
It is thought that about 66 million years ago, a massive impact led to the full extinction of the dinosaurs (potentially with the help of volcanoes and disease), and a significant portion of prehistoric sea life. Now researchers have found evidence that even the great majority of mammals at this time did not escape destruction.