Lyme disease: it's a pain for people both figuratively and physically. And for as long as the disease has been around, people have placed the blame squarely on the deer tick. Now new research has revealed that birds, of all things, should also be sharing a great deal of the blame, as they serve as ideal incubators and distributors of the disease.
It may be a little odd sounding, but tuna are very cold hearted creatures. No, they aren't unnecessarily cruel or stoic in life. Instead, they just can literally have cold hearts, with the organ somehow able to keep functioning even when deep-diving chills it to temperatures that would stop a human heart. Now researcher think they know how the fish is capable of this amazing feat.
Fossil evidence has shown that South American monkeys actually come from Africa, according to a new study.
An ancient skull, dating back 55,000 years, that was recently discovered in a northern Israel cave is shedding light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa, linking their movements with Neanderthals, a new study shows.
Migrating bar-headed geese are known for their incredible, no doubt tiring journeys, and new research shows that these birds save energy by riding on a Himalayan roller coaster.
Loggerhead sea turtles have long been famous for their epic migrations, traveling for thousands of miles across the open ocean. However, there has been a gap in the record of their travels, that is, until now since NOAA researchers discovered evidence of what are known as "the lost years," a new study says.
America's ancient dogs aren't just shedding light on the movements of these canines, but also on human migration as well, according to new research.
Washington and Northern Californian shores have been seeing a very alarming (and rather smelly) sight over the last few months. The carcasses of thousands of small birds have been washing ashore, and scientists along the Pacific Coast are scrambling to understand why.
The annual Audubon Bird Count: it happens every year and it has been helping experts keep data on rare and migratory species for well over a century. This year, during the 115th Christmas Bird Count, participants in Chicago were treated to a series of stunning displays, where large migratory birds were spotted traveling uncharacteristically late in this season.
There are a great deal of US species protected under the Endangered Species Act that you've likely never heard of, and the red knot shorebird was just became the latest on that list.
A new study of specific hammerhead migration routes has found that these sharks are often swimming straight into unprotected waters - a worrying fact that experts are using to help argue for more protective zones to close the gaps.
Young salmon have a lot to deal with after first being brought into the world. Leaving the safety of their spawning pools, these fish have to dodge predatory birds, bears, sea lions, and even the dangerous turbines of hydroelectric dams during their trek to the ocean. Now researchers have fashioned a new sensor that could help them determine how to make that last part a bit easier.
Think you've racked up an impressive number of frequent flier miles? Are you the kind of person to travel at a moment's notice? Sorry, but you've got nothing on the banded stilt. A new study has observed how this remarkable desert-dwelling bird will travel well over a thousand miles at the drop of a hat just to chow down on some incredibly unpredictable prey.
One of the most intense daily migrations occurs not across land or sea, but vertical to it. Countless small animals travel between the ocean's surface to the lightless depths of the deep sea each day. However, researchers have never investigated how this unusual migration impacts our oceans, until now.