Animals Archive
20 February 2014, 05:49 PM ET
Tadpoles choose to eat other tadpoles when alternative food sources are scarce, but otherwise try to avoid eating their own kin, a new study shows
20 February 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Human and dog brains process sounds in similar ways, and this may allow the two species to understand each other's emotions, new research shows.
20 February 2014, 02:29 PM ET
Scattered dots of red and yellow decorate what appears to be an icy, blue terrain in this award-winning microscope photo.
20 February 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Resourceful ants know what to do during a flood: They build a raft and stick the queen right in the middle of it.
19 February 2014, 10:38 PM ET
Calves deserve the same humane protections as cows and bulls.
19 February 2014, 01:11 PM ET
Various authors at the Humane Society contribute to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed and Insights.
19 February 2014, 01:08 PM ET
A scuba diver captured a video of a brief tussle between a rare giant octopus and his diving partner.
18 February 2014, 11:45 PM ET
Law enforcement and animal rights go hand in hand.
18 February 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Your cat's bizarre antics may be more than just feline folly. He may be seeing things that human eyes can't. The human eye only sees the world in visible light, but many animals also see in ultraviolet.
18 February 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Black bears and grizzly families are shown using highway underpasses and overpasses to get across the road.
18 February 2014, 07:01 PM ET
As more and more roads cut across the territories of wild animals, wildlife crossings are being built to bridge these barriers. But there has been little evidence that animals actually use the crossings.
18 February 2014, 05:30 PM ET
A video montage of bears crossing the Trans-Canada Highway.
18 February 2014, 04:30 PM ET
Officials at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Station in Southern California are investigating a strange problem at their facility: dead birds with singed or burned feathers.
18 February 2014, 11:18 AM ET
Asian elephants have been observed consoling and reassuring others who are in distress by using touch and vocalizations. This behavior is thought to be rare in the animal kingdom.
18 February 2014, 07:11 AM ET
Asian elephants may touch each other and "talk" to each other during times of distress, which suggests the animals are capable of empathy and reassurance, according to new research.
18 February 2014, 12:45 AM ET
Animals have much to teach about compassion, lessons that resonate behind prison walls.
14 February 2014, 09:55 PM ET
If foods are protein-rich, ants can't tell solid morsels from liquid.
14 February 2014, 04:46 PM ET
The rising ocean temperatures that may come with climate change pose a threat to fish that live near the equator, a new study from Australia suggests.
14 February 2014, 03:10 PM ET
"Zoothanasia" is not euthanasia — there is nothing merciful about it.
14 February 2014, 10:02 AM ET
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show you care, and zookeepers got into the spirit by showering their animals with special gifts and treats. Here are some of the ways animals won hearts on Valentine's Day.
13 February 2014, 09:41 PM ET
Let's face it – without a face no-one would recognise us, nor would we be able to guess what others might be thinking or feeling.
13 February 2014, 02:56 PM ET
In the luscious, green forests of the Ecuadorian Andes, researchers have discovered a new plant species that turned out to be a biodiversity hotspot.
13 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Crazy Ants, named for their erratic movements, are taking over fire ant populations in the U.S. South.
13 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
All over the southern United States, miniature foes are engaging in fierce battle. Invasive "crazy ants" have been displacing fire ants, and the crazy ants' defensive strategy may be behind their bold takeover.
12 February 2014, 05:12 PM ET
In the first clip, crazy ants and fire ants fight over a grasshopper carcass. The crazy ants are able to clean themselves with a secretion that detoxifies the fire ants' potent bite. The second clips show this cleaning behavior more clearly.
12 February 2014, 05:04 PM ET
A new fossil that captures both birth and death confirms the earliest ancestors of the giant prehistoric sea predators called ichthyosaurs gave live births, according to a new study.
12 February 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Rather than counting whales from the bow of a ship, researchers have devised a much more efficient method of taking population censuses using satellite imagery.
12 February 2014, 04:29 PM ET
Wildlife attacks have been increasing in a few parts of the world, and some experts believe, for a number of reasons, that humans — unaccustomed to being prey — might start appearing on more predators' dinner menus in the future.
12 February 2014, 04:10 PM ET
About 65 percent of forest elephants were killed, mostly for their ivory, across central Africa in the last decade, new research finds.
12 February 2014, 01:36 PM ET
WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some viewers. When doctors discovered blood after removing a 48-year-old woman's hearing aid, they found a live fruit fly larva while examining her ear canal.
12 February 2014, 12:59 PM ET
The human equivalent of the inching climber fish’s trek up a waterfall would be like climbing Mount Everest… three times in a row.
12 February 2014, 12:37 PM ET
A study of one ant species reveals they rely on experience when choosing between nests with a smaller entrance, and nests with darker light.