Animals Archive
29 June 2014, 01:25 AM ET
From toilet tests to pool covers, it's not hard to tweak your home to save water.
27 June 2014, 12:56 PM ET
A new study that tested the musical taste of chimps found that the animals shun the steadily strong beats common in Western genres, but they're drawn to Indian ragas and traditional tunes from West Africa.
27 June 2014, 11:54 AM ET
Squirrels are nimble, bushy-tailed rodents found all over the world. There are more than 200 species of squirrels.
27 June 2014, 11:47 AM ET
A new, tiny species of elephant shrew, also called a round-eared sengi, has been discovered in an ancient volcanic region in the Namib Desert in Africa. The creature sports a trunk-like snout and a weird scent gland on the underside of its tail.
27 June 2014, 08:56 AM ET
Teeny-tiny baby stegosaurus tracks have been digitized and turned into a 3D model, along with tracks from adult stegosauruses. The models should help researchers compare and contrast dinosaur tracks.
27 June 2014, 03:29 AM ET
Almost a third of Australia’s mammals have become extinct or are facing extinction, largely thanks to introduced predators such as cats and foxes. But what is the best way to save the species still alive?
27 June 2014, 01:52 AM ET
Papadum is more than a cute goat — he's now part a reference genome for his breed.
27 June 2014, 01:31 AM ET
Dogs do have a unique way of seeing the world. But despite what you might have heard, the canine perspective isn't black and white.
26 June 2014, 03:54 PM ET
What may be the world's oldest reef built by the earliest known skeletal animals has been discovered in Namibia. Take a photo journey through the reef, where you can see the fossilized remains of the reef-building animals and their natural cement.
26 June 2014, 03:34 PM ET
Mice are small rodents with pointed noses, furry round bodies, large ears and long, often hairless, tails. There are hundreds of species of mice.
26 June 2014, 06:04 AM ET
A close study of more than 20 guenon monkey species reveals these companionable animals may rely on their distinctive patterns to prevent interbreeding.
26 June 2014, 06:02 AM ET
Guenon monkeys rely on their incredibly diverse facial patterns to distinguish between different species. Here are photos of their amazing faces.
26 June 2014, 02:48 AM ET
You might have seen in recent news that climate change may increase the size of some sea turtle populations, by increasing the number of female turtles.
25 June 2014, 05:32 PM ET
High-speed video revealed that disco clams are not bioluminescent, but their lips are covered with tiny silica spheres that reflect natural light.
25 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
When the time comes to shed their skin, certain beetle larvae in Greece scout out a sleeping snail, break into its shell, eat the victim alive and squat in its home for days.
25 June 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Chances are you've tried to hide a runny nose and cough when you're sick at the office or around family members, and a new study finds animals do something similar.
25 June 2014, 02:34 PM ET
Crocodiles are large reptiles that belong to the order Crocodilia, which includes alligators, caimans and gharials.
25 June 2014, 12:37 PM ET
Drilus beetle larvae commandeer the shells of Albinaria snails by breaking and entering.
25 June 2014, 12:18 PM ET
The fossil of a wild-looking parasite with a tiny head and whose midbody evolution transformed into a sucking plate, has been discovered in what is now northeastern China.
25 June 2014, 11:45 AM ET
Ultra-strong spider silk, one of the toughest known natural fibers, could one day protect soldiers on the battlefield from bullets and other threats, one company says.
25 June 2014, 11:21 AM ET
From a 125-million-year-old flea to a tube-shaped Jurassic bloodsucker, here are some of the most bizarre parasites from the past.
25 June 2014, 11:08 AM ET
A researcher has discovered these clams are covered with small reflective spheres of silica that reflect light as the clams furl and unfurl their lips.
25 June 2014, 09:34 AM ET
Six rare kittens were recently born at a Scottish zoo, and hidden cameras caught the creatures' first steps outside their nest box.
24 June 2014, 11:04 PM ET
Paws forward, butt up — time to play!
24 June 2014, 07:07 PM ET
They want to suck your blood — but not for the taste. Vampire bats have a reduced ability to taste compared to other mammals. Even bitter taste receptors are genetically muted, new research finds.
24 June 2014, 01:42 PM ET
Mustangs were first brought over to the Americas by Spanish explorers.
23 June 2014, 04:29 PM ET
In the face of rising temperatures, emperor penguins in the Antarctic may be forced to find new breeding grounds instead of returning to the same spot to mate year after year, according to new research using satellite images of penguin poop.
23 June 2014, 04:22 PM ET
A newly-constructed "bee hotel" at the University of New Hampshire is at the center of the first-ever comprehensive study of New England's bee population.
23 June 2014, 02:36 PM ET
An aggressive type of trap-jaw ant with a mighty bite is gaining ground in the U.S. southeast, new research finds. The species, Odontomachus haematodus, is native to South America, but it seems to have spread recently along the Gulf Coast unnoticed.
23 June 2014, 10:35 AM ET
Fishermen captured video of the lengthy shark off the coast of New Jersey as it stole their chum bag hanging on the side of the boat.
22 June 2014, 04:37 PM ET
The shocking news that Satao, the much-loved African Elephant who lvied in Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park, has been killed and butchered for his tusks highlights once again the terrible and unsustainable toll of poaching elephants for their ivory.
20 June 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Good news for great whites: The sharks are on the rise off both the east and west coasts of the United States, two new studies show.