Animals Archive
30 April 2016, 09:48 AM ET
Elephants have many admirable qualities: They have an excellent sense of smell, rarely get cancer and have complex social lives. But, perhaps unsurprisingly, they can't jump.
29 April 2016, 02:10 PM ET
Between 230 million and 66 million years ago, dinosaurs plodded across the supercontinent Pangea, and migrated from Europe to other parts of the world. Now, researchers have visually mapped this incredible migration.
29 April 2016, 02:04 PM ET
Near the deepest spot in the world's oceans, scientists have discovered a jellyfish that looks more alien spaceship than deep-sea cnidarian.
29 April 2016, 11:13 AM ET
An alien-looking jellyfish was discovered while marine scientists were exploring the Enigma Seamount in the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the world's oceans, located in the Pacific.
28 April 2016, 02:59 PM ET
Dreaming dragons? Researchers have discovered REM and slow-wave sleep in lizards for the first time.
28 April 2016, 02:24 PM ET
Under a white light this Swellshark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum) display dull colors. But when using a camera that was developed by studying the photoreceptors in their eyes, the fish glow.
28 April 2016, 10:16 AM ET
Sharks that glow? These catsharks absorb the ocean's blue light and turn it into something gorgeous.
28 April 2016, 10:02 AM ET
Apologies to people keen on reviving extinct dinosaurs, but researchers have never recovered dinosaur DNA, which is necessary for cloning. But, intriguingly, they have found fragments of mystery DNA in dinosaur bone, experts told Live Science.
28 April 2016, 08:07 AM ET
Scientists have found that catsharks and swellsharks can see the fluorescent patterns on their pals' bodies, and those patterns become brighter as their water world gets darker.
27 April 2016, 03:51 PM ET
Tooth marks on the leg bone of a hominin, an ancient human relative, suggest that the poor soul had a gristly end, a new study finds.
27 April 2016, 07:21 AM ET
Also referred to as scrotum frogs, these critically endangered amphibians are the main ingredient in virility shakes.
27 April 2016, 07:15 AM ET
A critically endangered frog, whose juices are used in virility shakes, finds a new home in captivity, but will researchers be able to save the species?
26 April 2016, 03:46 PM ET
Do bedbugs prefer their hiding places to be a certain color?
26 April 2016, 03:17 PM ET
Thanks to a network of motion-activated camera traps, little-seen forest animals are taking a turn in the limelight.
26 April 2016, 03:16 PM ET
Motion activated cameras capture Amazon animals in a previously unexplored region of a Peruvian rainforest.
26 April 2016, 02:54 PM ET
The teeny-tiny head of a ginormous, long-necked titanosaur is revealing secrets about the massive, 95-million-year-old paleo beast, a new study finds.
26 April 2016, 02:51 PM ET
Paleontologists are practically giddy with the discovery of a new dinosaur skull. The newly identified titanosaur (sarmientosaurus musacchioi) is incredibly long-necked and long-tailed dinosaur that lived about 95 million years ago during the Cretaceous p
26 April 2016, 02:45 PM ET
The Sarmientosaurus musacchioi was recently discoverered is Patagonia. Researchers happened to find its skull (a very rare discovery - sauropod heads usually do not fossilize near the body).
26 April 2016, 07:23 AM ET
As springtime and summer emerge, so does the twittering of birds. But why do these birds sing the same song over and over?
26 April 2016, 07:15 AM ET
The towering and shaggy Wookiee character Chewbacca from the "Star Wars" movies has a new namesake — a tiny weevil recently discovered in New Guinea.
24 April 2016, 07:43 AM ET
A massive reef system lurking in the mouth of the Amazon River hides a hidden menagerie of strange and wonderful underwater creatures.
24 April 2016, 07:18 AM ET
As "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO with a new season, Live Science takes a look at some real-world "dragons."
21 April 2016, 04:04 PM ET
These Rapetosaurs – among the smallest known long-necked dinosaurs other than fossilized embryos . –  were active, capable of a wider array of maneuvers than adult members of their species and didn’t need parental care after hatching. 
21 April 2016, 02:15 PM ET
About 67 million years ago, a baby sauropod dinosaur with a long skinny neck, a slender tail and a little head died of starvation during a prehistoric drought.
21 April 2016, 11:25 AM ET
Not all coral reefs emerge from naturally occurring objects on the sea bottom.
21 April 2016, 08:46 AM ET
Despite the buzz about two male lions participating in same-sex behavior, these wild cats are not gay and are instead showing a little male-male bromance.
21 April 2016, 07:16 AM ET
If there were an Olympic event for stretching, cats would win gold. They're constantly stretching their muscles, likely for many of the same reasons that people do, experts told Live Science.
19 April 2016, 01:51 PM ET
The dinosaurs — the so-called tyrants of the Mesozoic era — weren't exactly thriving during their last few million years on Earth, a new study finds.
19 April 2016, 10:00 AM ET
Spiders come in all shapes and sizes, and many have some unusual features that set them apart, whether it's their web-spinning abilities, what they like to eat or their strange mating habits. Here are nine of the most bizarre spiders in the world.
19 April 2016, 07:34 AM ET
When ants work together to build living rafts during floods, they each have an assigned role to play.
18 April 2016, 07:14 PM ET
Grizzly bears are a type of brown bear that lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Canada and Alaska.
18 April 2016, 03:12 PM ET
Feeding time for the endangered Lake Titicaca frogs in the collections of the Denver Zoo. The frogs leap to snap at red wiggler worms but sometimes miscalculate and chomp down on a buddy's leg.
18 April 2016, 10:02 AM ET
Fish have fins and gills, but they don't have necks. That's partly because it would be difficult to swim quickly with a neck that wagged back and forth in the water.
15 April 2016, 01:34 PM ET
In the dark of night, an enterprising octopus named Inky snuck out of his tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand and made an eight-armed dash for freedom.
14 April 2016, 11:46 PM ET
Wildebeests, also called gnus, are large African antelopes.
14 April 2016, 08:06 AM ET
The Saharan silver ant can keep cool in the blistering heat of the desert thanks to tiny, reflective silver hairs that cover its body and reflect the light.