Animals Archive
10 February 2015, 07:36 PM ET
See "spot" run, see "spot" walk, see "spot" get kicked and keep on going. Boston Dynamics' newest addition weighs in at about 160 lbs. and uses its sensor head to navigate.
10 February 2015, 02:05 PM ET
Millions of years before LSD and rock and roll, dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus, a new study suggests.
07 February 2015, 08:42 AM ET
Killer shrimp, creatures that indiscriminately slay other animals without eating them, may soon join the list of invasive species living in the Great Lakes, a new study finds.
06 February 2015, 02:57 PM ET
The biggest rodent to ever live had large front teeth that it used the way elephants use their tusks, new research shows.
06 February 2015, 06:14 AM ET
In a first-of-its-kind case, a pair of conjoined lizards called Quince monitor lizards were discovered at a German zoo, according to a new report.
05 February 2015, 12:18 PM ET
n 2010, Frek (a Dutch chimp) has high pitched grunts compared to Lucy (an Edinburgh chimp). By 2013, the grunts of Frek and Lucy have become much more similar.
05 February 2015, 12:08 PM ET
Zookeepers at Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo began a fascinating social experiment in 2010: They put a group of chimpanzees raised locally in the Netherlands together with a group of chimps raised in Scotland. This kind of chimpanzee-group mixing almost never o
04 February 2015, 02:02 PM ET
A new species of frog has hopped onto the radar of researchers in Bangladesh. The frogs were discovered after the researchers noticed their unusual breeding habits, according to a new study.
04 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The Euphlyctis kalasgramensis frog has been known as Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis for the last 216 years. But they were incorrectly categorized due to "lack of proper study" says researcher M. Sajid Ali Howlader.
03 February 2015, 07:02 PM ET
Colorful monkeys called guenons sport moustaches, nose spots and ear tufts that make it easy to distinguish between different species of guenons. But to the average passers-by, monkeys of the same species might look strikingly similar.
03 February 2015, 12:54 PM ET
Wedged inside rocks in the deep sea off the coast of Western Australia lurks an organism that hasn't evolved in more than 2 billion years, scientists say.
02 February 2015, 07:02 AM ET
Octopus mating involves shifting body colors, detachable "penises," long-distance mating and sexual cannibalism.
30 January 2015, 06:54 AM ET
When black bears attack ant nests in a Rocky Mountain meadow, they help a native plant, rabbitbrush, grow better and produce more seeds.
29 January 2015, 06:35 PM ET
Sarah studies apes, monkeys, humans and other primates to understand how cooperation has evolved over time.
29 January 2015, 04:20 PM ET
Little is known about how baleen whales process low-frequency sounds. Now, researchers have found that baleen whales have specialized skulls that can capture the energy of low frequencies and direct it toward their ear bones to hear.
29 January 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Baby chicks seem to count from left to right just like humans, suggesting the mental representation of the number line is millions of years old.
29 January 2015, 01:06 PM ET
The elusive and rare Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted in Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century.
29 January 2015, 06:56 AM ET
Once mistaken for another species of owl, the golden-eyed desert tawny owl is finally getting its due, thanks to a new study.
28 January 2015, 02:04 PM ET
Studying seasonality and the ebb and flow of resources helps this researcher predict animal population growth and decline.
28 January 2015, 10:50 AM ET
Experiments with baby chickens suggest they perceive lower values as lying to the left of higher values, similar to how humans use a number-line. If true, this may date back to a common ancestor of birds and people.
28 January 2015, 08:33 AM ET
An African golden cat was caught on camera hunting a group of red colobus monkeys in Uganda.
28 January 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Researchers have discovered five new species of tiny, shimmering spiders with glittery bellies.
28 January 2015, 01:25 AM ET
Researchers uses quantitative methods to understand how and why species such as parrots develop complex social societies and how those social relationships compare to other animals.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
What's the best way to keep an insect from exploding in a powerful vacuum? Wrap it in a tiny spacesuit, of course.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
A scanning electron microscope must look at objects in vacuum in order to work. To study live insects, scientists dipped ants and spider into diluted "tiny spacesuit" surfactant.
27 January 2015, 05:15 PM ET
The time has come to end home delivery of shark fin soup in the United States.
27 January 2015, 04:49 PM ET
Pandas, long at risk, are facing the loss of the bamboo that dominates their diet.
27 January 2015, 11:04 AM ET
Researchers have discovered the oldest known snake fossils, according to a new study.
26 January 2015, 10:55 PM ET
Flying reptiles ruled the skies for millions of years.
26 January 2015, 03:42 PM ET
What would the world look like without freshwater fish?
26 January 2015, 03:13 PM ET
Fish are getting a "voice," and taking it to a global stage.
26 January 2015, 01:00 PM ET
You know the feeling: the dryness in the mouth, the stickiness in the throat and the creeping salivation — thirst.