Animals Archive
04 March 2014, 10:15 AM ET
They live in water so deep that little to no light reaches them, but deep-sea dragon fish eyes have evolved rapidly.
03 March 2014, 05:41 PM ET
Bringing animals back from extinction is an enticing prospect, but one that deserves deep consideration and planning from an ecological standpoint. Researchers have now developed a list of questions that can help guide scientists in choosing the best one.
03 March 2014, 05:37 PM ET
Remembering to lock up everything from baby wipes to bratwurst may be irksome for Yosemite National Park visitors, but a new study finds the park's stringent food storage rules slashed the amount of human food eaten by black bears by 63 percent.
03 March 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Sea otters were one of more than 20 species hit hard by the 1980 Exxon Valdez oil spill, but their numbers have slowly recovered and are now at pre-spill levels, a new study reports.
02 March 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Sandhill Cranes, which migrate between the northern reaches of Siberia and North America and the southern United States and Mexico, engage in 'dancing' courtship behavior and will eat just about anything.
02 March 2014, 08:41 AM ET
Tasmanian devil mating involves a lot of aggression, battles for dominance and infidelity.
28 February 2014, 04:04 PM ET
A mountain lion cub honed her hunting skills on a dead mule deer caught by mom earlier this month in California's Malibu Creek State Park.
28 February 2014, 01:34 PM ET
A surge in popularity of horse ownership in China's Sichuan Province threatened the Giant Panda. Only 1,600 pandas live in the wild.
28 February 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Cleaning up the plastic debris on California's beaches is a costly venture ($420 million to be exact), and a recently proposed bill could incentivize plastic producers to reduce packaging waste and make them pay for part of the clean up.
28 February 2014, 11:50 AM ET
During a calm whale watching trip in a Mexican lagoon last week, a woman got smacked in the head with a tail fin.
27 February 2014, 11:39 PM ET
Meet one of the most beautiful animals I have ever seen.
27 February 2014, 07:54 PM ET
Whales are pushing into new territory as the far north warms quicker than the rest of the planet and sea ice retreats.
27 February 2014, 05:15 PM ET
Sharks equipped with sophisticated sensors and cameras are helping researchers uncover new clues about their swimming and eating habits. The novel, "shark's eye" views are illuminating some of the least-understood behaviors of these shadowy predators.
27 February 2014, 03:41 PM ET
This massive, 530-pound (240 kilograms) deep sea diving suit, called the Exosuit, is a one-of-a-kind pressurized diving suit designed to let scientists observe sea life at depths as far 1,000 feet (305 meters).
27 February 2014, 03:11 PM ET
Snow, a juveniles harp seal found in critical condition last month, made his way back into the Gulf of Maine yesterday (Feb. 26) after a month of rehabilitation.
27 February 2014, 02:40 PM ET
Researchers at the University of Hawaii and the University of Tokyo outfitted sharks with sophisticated sensors and video recorders to measure and see where they go, how they get there, and what they do once they reach their destinations.
27 February 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Early-life isolation -- a common practice on dairy farms -- may be depriving baby cows of the opportunity to reach their full potential.
27 February 2014, 01:59 PM ET
The first comprehensive and detailed map of the mouse cortex brings scientists a step closer to understanding the brain connection problems that seem to cause diseases such as autism and schizophrenia.
27 February 2014, 12:35 PM ET
Snow, a juvenile harp seal, returned to the Gulf of Maine on Feb. 26 after spending a month at the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine after being found critically dehydrated on a marsh.
27 February 2014, 12:21 PM ET
The 'goaty' smell of male goats stimulates female goat reproductive systems, new research finds.
27 February 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Today (Feb. 27) is International Polar Bear Day, which celebrates everyone's favorite furry beasts of the Arctic. In honor of the occasion, Live Science brings you some wacky facts about polar bears.
27 February 2014, 07:02 AM ET
Google Street View has taken viewers to the Amazon, the Galapagos, and now, the Canadian Arctic — the home of polar bears. Starting today, on International Polar Bear Day (Feb. 26), people around the world will be able to see the bears in their natural ha
27 February 2014, 06:57 AM ET
The panoramic images give a glimpse into the life of these elusive arctic beasts, which are under threat from a changing climate.
27 February 2014, 12:43 AM ET
Apart from humans, most animals cannot respond to rhythm.
26 February 2014, 12:47 AM ET
Rattlesnakes are found throughout North and South America. Their distinctive rattle warns intruders to stay away!
25 February 2014, 09:28 PM ET
The monarch butterfly, once everywhere, is fading from view.
25 February 2014, 09:23 PM ET
Researchers have found a fossil site in Chile with multiple layers of what appear to be mass strandings of marine animals, suggesting that these events were common even before humans tainted the environment.
25 February 2014, 06:03 PM ET
A threatened species of owl is losing a turf war in the Pacific Northwest. Northern spotted owls are getting edged out of their already declining habitat by invading barred owls, a new study finds.
25 February 2014, 05:32 PM ET
For International Polar Bear Day, Google Maps unveiled Street View imagery of polar bears in their natural habitat, in Churchill, Canada.
25 February 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Climate and ocean-circulation changes that happened millions of years ago likely contributed to the differences in appearance between certain species of male and female seals.
25 February 2014, 02:16 PM ET
A new USDA program pays farmers to reseed fields with clover, alfalfa and other plants good for grazing that also feed bees. The initiative is an attempt to counteract colony collapse disorder.
25 February 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Peru's Manu National Park is home to 287 species of reptiles and amphibians, making it the most diverse protected area on the planet.