23 October 2013, 05:50 PM ET
The few genes found outside the nucleus affect cell metabolism more than expected.
23 October 2013, 05:04 PM ET
The ancestors of modern carpenter bees may have become extinct roughly 65 million years ago, around the same time that dinosaurs were wiped out, a new study finds.
23 October 2013, 04:28 PM ET
A Phiddipus johnsoni, or red-backed jumping spider (named Nefertiti), has returned from its time on the International Space Station. Its hunting skills were compromised when attempting to capture its prey, due to its readaptation to gravity on Earth.
23 October 2013, 12:06 PM ET
Ships and industrial activity is drowning out the noise of whales in certain areas of the British Columbia coast, a new study shows.
23 October 2013, 10:12 AM ET
Barnacles ingest plastic garbage in the North Pacific gyre, a new study finds. Researchers aren't sure if eating the litter affects the species' health, but the findings make the animals the 268th documented species to have plastic in its gut.
23 October 2013, 09:42 AM ET
Zoo Atlanta welcomed baby panda brothers in July. At a 100 days old, the twins were named Mei Lun and Mei Huan, based on a Chinese idiom that translates to "something indescribably beautiful and magnificent." Here's a gallery of the furballs.
23 October 2013, 09:08 AM ET
The twin giant panda cubs born at Zoo Atlanta in July have reached their 100-day mark, and they now have names: Mei Lun and Mei Huan, which originate from a Chinese idiom that translates to "something indescribably beautiful and magnificent."
22 October 2013, 07:01 PM ET
Martu people use fire to clear grasslands and flush out prey such as monitor lizards from their burrows. Such fires created small patches of regrowth, increasing the diversity of the landscape, and, in turn, more homes for wildlife.
22 October 2013, 05:26 PM ET
Finding a giant oarfish on the beach is a rare occurrence, since the fish is a deepwater species that's rarely seen at all. Some are claiming that oarfish washing ashore is a sign that an earthquake will soon follow. Can animals predict earthquakes?
22 October 2013, 04:09 PM ET
A dung beetle in Africa has traded flight for galloping, picking up dried feces along the way.
22 October 2013, 01:34 PM ET
In the tradition of Alec Baldwin and Sean Penn, Andean bears aren't afraid to stand up to the glaring camera lens of paparazzi. New images from a protected jungle in Bolivia show a group of the bears dismantling a camera trap.
22 October 2013, 01:31 PM ET
Images from a Bolivian jungle show Andean bears wrecking a camera trap that was set up to take pictures of the animals.
22 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
A high school student spotted a bone in the Utah back country that turned out to be a complete baby duck-billed dinosaur skeleton. Paleontologists airlifted the amazing find out by helicopter.
22 October 2013, 07:00 AM ET
The duck-billed dinosaur, dubbed Joe, wasn't even 1 year old when it perished. Even so, the little one had already started to develop its family distinction – a tube-shaped head crest, though it was merely a bump on Joe's head.
21 October 2013, 09:15 PM ET
The giant panda is more genetically diverse than other endangered species, such as the Bengal tiger and the Namibian cheetah, suggesting that it is more resilient to environmental change than these other animals.
21 October 2013, 07:21 PM ET
A nearly complete skeleton of a baby Parasaurolophus gets a helicopter airlift out of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.
21 October 2013, 03:11 PM ET
For the second time in a week, a rarely seen type of deep-sea creature was found along the coast of California. The carcass of a 14-foot oarfish washed ashore in Oceanside, Calif., on Friday, days after a bigger one was discovered off Catalina Island.
21 October 2013, 09:47 AM ET
For the second time in a week, an extremely rare oarfish, this one 14 feet long, washed up on the California coastline.
20 October 2013, 05:44 PM ET
When it comes to learning from mistakes, humans and rats may think alike, research suggests. The findings suggest rats could be a model for studying human adaptive control, the process of modifying choices based on experience.
18 October 2013, 03:53 PM ET
Kneading is a common behavior seen in domestic cats, in which the feline pushes in and out with its front paws, alternating between left and right. It's unclear exactly why cats knead, but a number of hypotheses exist.
18 October 2013, 02:25 PM ET
The Google Street View image-data regarding the presence or absence of caterpillar nests from an invasive moth, finding it was as accurate as field-collected data 96 percent of the time.
17 October 2013, 04:38 PM ET
For the first time, researchers have shown that chimps catch yawns from humans and, similar to humans, only develop this behavior after childhood.
17 October 2013, 04:37 PM ET
The new, feature-length documentary "The Ghosts in Our Machine" explores the extent to how animals are used, and abused, as a part of daily life in contemporary society.
17 October 2013, 03:36 PM ET
Finally, panda fans can get their dose of cute, right? Not so fast, with so many visitors, the cam has reached its limit, meaning some will see a black screen rather than 8-week-old cub.
17 October 2013, 02:04 PM ET
The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis causes immune cells to commit suicide, preventing frogs and other amphibians from fighting infection. The fungus is partially responsible for amphibian declines worldwide.
17 October 2013, 11:41 AM ET
Scientists believe they may have begun to solve the riddle of one of most enduring myths in all of cryptozoology: the yeti, or abominable snowman, of the Himalayas.
16 October 2013, 10:36 PM ET
In the seas off Manhattan, life thrives in deep canyons.
16 October 2013, 06:27 PM ET
A bullfrog makes a long jump at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, where world records are set as competitors pit amphibians against one another.
16 October 2013, 06:00 PM ET
Bullfrogs at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee regularly jump farther than bullfrogs tested in laboratories. Now, researchers visiting the fair find that they have a lot to learn from professional frog jockeys.
16 October 2013, 05:27 PM ET
Society's progress, well planned, can coexist with ancient animal migration routes.
16 October 2013, 01:25 PM ET
A menajerie of rare life living in the deep sea canyons off the east coast of the United States are under threat from deep sea oil drilling, bottom trawling, and seismic exploration.
16 October 2013, 01:15 PM ET
The discovery of a fossilized brain in the preserved remains of an extinct "mega-clawed" creature has revealed an ancient nervous system that is remarkably similar to that of modern-day spiders and scorpions, according to a new study.