02 October 2013, 10:21 AM ET
The sea urchin uses nickel to create calcium carbonate from CO2 in its environment, a process that could be used to capture CO2 from dirty power plants and simultaneously create materials for making cement.
02 October 2013, 08:47 AM ET
Unlike many other animals, kangaroos have sex for a long time — up to 50 minutes. And the female has three vaginas, two of which are inseminated by the male's double-headed penis.
01 October 2013, 07:11 PM ET
A tiny primate fossil discovered in Asia could shed light on the period when ancient human ancestors migrated from Asia to Africa, researchers say.
01 October 2013, 07:01 PM ET
The fossilized jaw of a pint-size primate that lived about 35 million years ago in Asia has been unearthed in Thai coal mines.
01 October 2013, 06:11 PM ET
For that raccoon living in the chimney, there are humane solutions.
01 October 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Scientists have unearthed ancient pollen grains with microscopic features typically seen in flowering plants. These well-preserved fossils are 245 million years old, dating back to the earliest known dinosaur in the Middle Triassic period.
01 October 2013, 02:26 PM ET
Humane Wildlife Services safely removed a raccoon mother and her kits from behind the wall in a Washington DC church. Having gained access through the unused chimney, the raccoons were in danger of becoming trapped and were humanely removed/
30 September 2013, 09:33 PM ET
The term "daddy longlegs" can refer to three different types of bugs, and only one of them is a spider.
30 September 2013, 08:14 PM ET
A kiss from your dog can be a boon to your health, and your pet's.
30 September 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Dozens of people have died and hundreds more have been seriously hurt this year after being stung by swarms of giant hornets in China. Powered by NewsLook
27 September 2013, 08:24 PM ET
Is weeping a purely human emotion?
27 September 2013, 08:11 PM ET
What caused the stranding of whales in Madagascar?
27 September 2013, 05:29 PM ET
Camel spiders are not spiders, and they don't eat camels — or people. These arachnids became infamous after the Gulf War.
27 September 2013, 05:23 PM ET
Four years ago, about 100 melon-headed whales mysteriously entered a shallow lagoon system in northwest Madagascar and became stranded. Now scientists say the creatures' demise was likely brought on by sonar used to map the ocean floor for ExxonMobil.
27 September 2013, 02:58 PM ET
The tools that algae use to detect light for photosynthesis optimization have been transplanted (via safe virus) into mice. This will give scientists the ability to electrically activate their neurons with light.
27 September 2013, 01:32 AM ET
These solitary spiders like to hide in dark places in the house. Their bite is very venomous.
27 September 2013, 12:38 AM ET
Will kids be the key to stopping rhino poaching?
26 September 2013, 07:22 PM ET
37 years after Congress promised the American people full wilderness protection to Drakes Estero (Point Reyes National Seashore in California), a federal court upheld a ruling to close the Marin County oyster farm. Their lease had to run its course.
26 September 2013, 06:26 PM ET
Insect flight reveals new strategies for muscle control during movement.
26 September 2013, 05:38 PM ET
Monkfish may themselves be aesthetically challenged, but they lay their eggs in the form of a gauzy, billowy veil that drifts in the ocean for days.
26 September 2013, 05:32 PM ET
Goosefish, also known as monkfish, may be among the most aesthetically challenged creatures around, but when the homely bottom-feeders lay their eggs, they create something beautiful: a gauzy, billowy veil that drifts in the ocean for days.
26 September 2013, 04:55 PM ET
Officials in China are warning people to beware when walking through wooded areas, due to a rise in the number of deadly hornet attacks caused by the Asian giant hornet — also called the yak-killer hornet - which has killed 28 people this year so far.
26 September 2013, 04:07 PM ET
Is there a humane solution to the shelter-cat population boom?
26 September 2013, 12:45 PM ET
Deep in the cloud forests of Central America, two species of singing mice put on a high-pitched opera to mark their territory, researchers discovered. The rodent cousins have overlapping lifestyles and singing helps them stave off clashes.
26 September 2013, 12:18 PM ET
Move over Celine Dion. Alston's singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina) emits sopranino trills to mark its boundaries deep in mountain cloud forests. [The little vocalist even takes a bow.]
26 September 2013, 12:09 PM ET
The gruesome fossilized scene depicts a predatory amphibian that bit off more than it could chew. The larger creature died mid-meal with the smaller one's body half-consumed some 300 million years ago.
26 September 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Marine creatures seem to have two body clocks — the circadian clock widespread in all animals, and another clock that is pegged to the daily or monthly variations in the tides.
26 September 2013, 11:12 AM ET
A fossil containing the remains of a large, predatory amphibian choking on another creature is up for auction in October, along with various other amazing fossils, such as that of a ruminating hog.
25 September 2013, 07:28 PM ET
There are more than 800 species of these hairy, nocturnal archnids.
25 September 2013, 07:19 PM ET
Pets sold online finally get the protections they deserve.
25 September 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Torrent frogs have an amazing ability to climb in wet environments near waterfalls, where ordinary tree frogs would be washed away. The frogs' sticky secret, the researchers found, involves hugging wet and rough surfaces with their toes, belly and thighs.
25 September 2013, 04:55 PM ET
The arms got longer, the legs got shorter, and they were flying.