Animals Archive
06 April 2015, 05:05 PM ET
The water beneath Antarctica's thick ice may be dark and chilly, but it still harbors a surprising amount of sea life, including sea stars, sponges and anemones, according to a new underwater robotic expedition.
06 April 2015, 04:31 PM ET
Animals come in all different shapes and sizes, but only a few can change their shapes.
06 April 2015, 02:09 PM ET
A Georgia Institute of Technology robotic vehicle, named Icefin, was deployed 1640+ feet below the Ross Ice Shelf to the seafloor and it found sea stars, sponges, anemones and more.
06 April 2015, 09:04 AM ET
Colorful, spiky and only a few inches long, three new lizard species discovered in the Andes may be the cutest dragon stand-ins on Earth.
04 April 2015, 12:15 AM ET
For Richard Feynman, it was his father who inspired him to find answers to the world's unanswered questions.
02 April 2015, 08:25 PM ET
To understand extinction, art can bring a brutal power to the message of loss.
02 April 2015, 09:34 AM ET
A dinosaur couple that appears to have died together after wooing each other has been identified in remains unearthed at the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
01 April 2015, 06:00 PM ET
The tarantula is a fast-moving spider, but it's not always a coordinated one, a new study finds. As the arachnid increases its speed, it also loses some of its coordination, becoming a "little wonky," researchers said.
01 April 2015, 02:01 PM ET
The one-humped hybrid camel would have been somewhat of an alien along the Danube River in the late 17th century during the Ottoman War, leading to its nickname, "sunken ship in the desert."
01 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Even though some polar bears are hunting on land more often in areas hit by shrinking Arctic sea ice, a diet of bird eggs and berries can't sustain these huge animals, a new study finds.
01 April 2015, 12:15 PM ET
The tardigrade is only one of many animals that has amazing and extreme abilities, according to a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.
01 April 2015, 10:31 AM ET
Animals have some amazing abilities, from a Hercules beetle that can lift 80 times its weight to the microscopic water bear (or tardigrade) that can survive for 10 years without water. Here's a look at some from a new museum exhibit.
01 April 2015, 08:00 AM ET
In a March Madness-style tournament, Live Science is looking to settle the debate about which creature is the deadliest in the Animal Kingdom.
01 April 2015, 07:38 AM ET
Antarctic octopuses survive subzero temperatures because of the blue pigments in their blood, a new study finds.
31 March 2015, 09:28 PM ET
There's a reason this porpoise is smiling.
31 March 2015, 09:13 PM ET
Save the river porpoise, save China.
31 March 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Some city ants, like their human counterparts, are eating a junk-food-heavy diet.
31 March 2015, 07:00 PM ET
The blackpoll warbler migrates more than 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) in two or three days, a new tracking study confirms.
31 March 2015, 01:36 PM ET
Wonder why you should spend a glorious day in the summer or a cold, windy day in the winter collecting beach-cast seabird carcasses for a citizen science group? 
31 March 2015, 08:50 AM ET
Polar bear sex involves long-distance tracking, fierce battles and lengthy copulation.
30 March 2015, 07:37 AM ET
The two most invasive termite species in the world are shacking up, producing a potentially powerful new termite hybrid in south Florida, a new study finds. The "super" pest can reproduce more quickly than either parent species, researchers said.
28 March 2015, 10:34 AM ET
Without any scientific training, Jane Goodall traveled to Africa at 23 — the rest, is science history.
27 March 2015, 04:42 PM ET
With camera traps, stunning photos catch wildlife off guard.
27 March 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Yawunik kootenayi, a new Cambrian predator with a wicked set of arms under its four-eyed face, reveals that early arthropods were experimentalists.
27 March 2015, 11:00 AM ET
An extinct marine predator called Yawunik kootenayi is the first new species reported from the stunning Marble Canyon fossil site in British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park. Here are images of the amazing creature.
27 March 2015, 10:30 AM ET
A Burgess Shale arthropod Yawunik kootenayi fossil was found in Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park in Canada. This animation of its movement was derived from the fossil’s structure.
26 March 2015, 05:42 PM ET
If bringing extinct animals back to life sounds like science fiction, that's because it is. But scientists have taken a small step closer to that goal, by splicing a woolly mammoth's DNA into elephant cells grown in the lab.
26 March 2015, 03:14 PM ET
It turns that the two most invasive termite species can interbreed. Coptotermes formosanus and Coptotermes gestroi have invaded Florida and the damage to structures in their way could be substantial.
26 March 2015, 11:43 AM ET
A bird-inspired robotic wing could improve how drones hover and fly. In this video, the bio-inspired wing flaps and recovers after colliding with various obstacles.
25 March 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Geckos can hang by their toe hairs, scamper up walls and regrow their tails. They've even gone to space. Geckos are amazing creatures with a toolbox full of tricks that science is continuing to uncover.
24 March 2015, 04:36 PM ET
A fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found, according to a new report.
23 March 2015, 10:21 PM ET
Giganotosaurus was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs.