Is there any truth to the tale that daddy longlegs are the most venomous spiders?
A mesmerizing new video of an elusive blanket octopus swimming above the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia shows a "once-in-a-lifetime encounter."
Mesopotamians were using hybrids of domesticated donkeys and wild asses to pull their war wagons 4,500 years ago, scientists have found.
A new study into genetic mutations in thale cress has found that genetic mutations are not totally random.
A group of tiny, colorful birds has been singing the exact same tunes for more than 500,000 years — and maybe as long as 1 million years, according to a new study.
Scientists onboard an icebreaker in Antarctica were blown away when they spied a trove of 60 million icefish nests dotting the floor of the Weddell Sea.
The remains of a monstrous "sea dragon" that swam in the seas some 180 million years ago have been unearthed in England.
A site in Australia that holds thousands of astonishingly well-preserved fossils has been kept a closely guarded secret among paleontologists for the past three years.
Greenland sharks may have a lifespan of hundreds of years in the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans, where much about their lives remains a mystery.
A supremely weird new video shows a goldfish driving a water-filled, motorized "car" to help scientists understand how they navigate on land.
A new study has revealed that dogs' brains react differently to familiar and unfamiliar human languages.
The discovery of four shark fossils with bite marks shows that ancient sharks attacked or scavenged each other.
A type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria was on the skin of hedgehogs long before humans started using the antibiotics that scientists thought created these superbugs.
A wildlife photographer in Israel spotted a murmuration of starlings flying in an incredible bent spoon shape. How do the birds do it?
Conservation efforts are starting to pay off for unique tree-climbing lions in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park, says one conservationist.
The Natural History Museum in London described more than 500 new species in 2021, including massive extinct dinosaurs and tiny shrimp-like crustaceans.
From a highway camel to a residential tiger, here's a list of the wildest animal escapes of 2021 with an honorable mention to some very adventurous elephants.
Here are seven stories from 2021 that involved animals with albinism, leucism or other color-related conditions.