Penguins are aquatic, flightless birds. They lay eggs, have feathers and yet are powerful swimmers. Emperor penguins can stay underwater up to 30 minutes, in essence flying underwater. They live in the Southern Hemisphere, including Antarctica and New Zealand. LiveScience.com has penguin pictures, feature article and news of the latest penguin discoveries.
A colony of Adélie penguins, some 150,000 individuals, on Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay, in East Antarctica, went missing after a Rhode Island-sized iceberg called B09B crashed into the bay's Mertz Glacier. Here's a look at the penguins.
Researchers fastened a camera to a little penguin in order to study its foraging behavior. The study found that the penguins tend work together to capture 'schooling prey' and are likely to work alone for 'solitary prey'.
Even the editors of serious scientific journals are not immune to the charms of sleepy koalas and penguins playing with robots. The video team at Nature picked their top 10 favorite science stories involving cute animals (and some bots) of this year.