20 November 2013, 10:28 AM ET
One face, two face, red face, blue face — the palette of primate faces is rich and varied, and a new study explains why. Facial diversity might make it easier to identify individuals in bigger groups, scientists say.
20 November 2013, 08:01 AM ET
Conservationists are handing out fake leopard-print skins to people in a community in South Africa. The goal is to reduce poaching by lowering demand for real leopard skins.
20 November 2013, 07:24 AM ET
A dinosaur bone mystery created by a World War II bombing is resolved with 3D printing technology. Researchers have discovered that an unknown fossil in the Museum of Natural History in Berlin is a vertebrae belonging to a long-necked herbivore.
19 November 2013, 01:57 PM ET
As oceans take up more carbon dioxide and become more acidic, marine animals may struggle to survive. Now, a new study finds that green sea urchin larvae show impaired digestion in acid environments.
19 November 2013, 01:46 PM ET
Discovered side-by-side in the Montana badlands, two fossilized dinosaurs failed to sell at auction in New York today (Nov. 19). The highest bid was 4
19 November 2013, 12:20 PM ET
A translucent underwater cave dweller that looks like a skeleton and travels like an inchworm is the newest member of California's array of marine life.
19 November 2013, 11:57 AM ET
The U.S. government is offering a $1 million reward to put an end to wildlife trafficking in Laos, a country in Southeast Asia involving in smuggling parts of endangered animals.
19 November 2013, 11:04 AM ET
The San Diego Museum of Natural History withdrew a set of fossils from auction this week after paleontologists voiced their strong opposition to the sale.
19 November 2013, 10:23 AM ET
Researchers have found a two-headed ray in Australia, the first two-headed shark or ray found there.
18 November 2013, 11:50 PM ET
How are older animals treated by their companions in the wild?
18 November 2013, 06:55 PM ET
Shellfish growers are seeing yields fall as the ocean acidifies.
18 November 2013, 04:44 PM ET
The Denver Zoo recently welcomed Andy D. to their Andean condor exhibit. The zoo hopes resident Evita will breed with the 22-year-old male to boost the population size of this near-threatened species.
18 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Long-lived algae growing on the Arctic Ocean seafloor may hold a record of
climate change extending back more than 600 years. The algae growth slows
each winter when sea ice blocks sunlight, leaving behind layers similar to
18 November 2013, 02:23 PM ET
In environments where mice compete for mates, the rule seems to be survival of the sexiest. Researchers have found that when female mice must compete with one another for mates, they bear sons that produce more urinary pheromones, seductive scents that at
18 November 2013, 02:18 PM ET
In households with a history of domestic abuse, pets can be a complicating factor. Not only are pets likely to be the target of abuse, but women who are the victims of abuse often refuse to seek shelter for fear of abandoning their pets.
18 November 2013, 02:16 PM ET
At Bonhams in New York on Tuesday, a pair of dinosaurs could sell at auction for even more than Sue, the famous Tyrannosaurus rex that shattered expectations in 1997 when it sold to The Field Museum in Chicago for a record $8.36 million.
18 November 2013, 12:42 PM ET
The rise in global carbon dioxide is causing dramatic ocean acidification is threatening a number of aquatic species, including oysters farmed for human consumption.
17 November 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Male fruit flies are calmed by female company, new research finds. The brain circuitry involved in this anti-aggression effect may offer hints to the control of human aggression.
15 November 2013, 07:18 PM ET
In order to crush the ivory trade, nations are taking strong action.
15 November 2013, 06:29 PM ET
In the pursuit of bioengineering breakthroughs, is animal research ethical?
15 November 2013, 05:41 PM ET
Life isn't easy for a young salmon. After being born in fresh water, the fledgling fish travels hundreds of miles to the ocean, often carried by currents tail-first, where it encounters deep, predator-infested waters with strong currents and competition f
15 November 2013, 04:55 PM ET
The so-called Dueling Dinosaurs are set to sell next week for an estimated $7-9 million, but the case highlights scientists' discomfort when potentially great fossils head for auction rather than a peer review.
15 November 2013, 04:15 PM ET
Everyone knows what it’s like to be uncertain – at least, humans do. But are non-human animals ever uncertain?
15 November 2013, 04:14 PM ET
In 2006, fossil hunters discovered a pair of dinosaur fossils, arranged as if they died locked in combat. The so-called Montana Dueling Dinosaurs date back to some 67 million years ago.
14 November 2013, 06:05 PM ET
As adoption rates increase, fewer adoptable shelter animals are being euthanized.
14 November 2013, 04:12 PM ET
Six tons of carvings, jewelry, trinkets and tusks were being reduced to powder today (Nov. 14) as the United States, for the first time, destroyed its ivory stockpile.
14 November 2013, 02:50 PM ET
Sometimes the answers to some of the most challenging problems with technology can be found in nature. Researchers hoping to design more agile and fuel-efficient submarines are taking cues from the unique and elegant way stingrays swim.
14 November 2013, 02:30 PM ET
On Nov. 14, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) destroyed its stockpile of seized ivory at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo., just outside of Denver.
14 November 2013, 02:03 PM ET
Dogs were first domesticated by European hunter-gatherers, according to a new genetic analysis of prehistoric dog remains. The study is a step forward in understanding how the only large domesticated carnivore came to be.
14 November 2013, 11:48 AM ET
Individual birds haven't changed their migration schedules in response to climate change. Instead, the results of a 14-year-long study of a migratory shore bird species suggested that early-born birds get more worms and can migrate sooner.
14 November 2013, 07:56 AM ET
A common sea worm glows blue light in ways uncommon in the world of bioluminescent organisms, new research shows.
13 November 2013, 02:01 PM ET
Plants and animals fight each other with poisons, and sometimes, humans can take advantage of these evolutionary battles. The "good" side of poison includes chocolate, coffee and an increasing number of medical drugs, according to a new museum exhibition.