There might be nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought.
Some hunting dogs may be able to sense Earth's magnetic field and use it as a compass, scientists are now reporting.
An exceptionally rare owl fossil dating to 55 million years ago hints that the predatory bird killed with its powerful talons rather than its beak, as modern owls do.
Anglerfish are literally missing part of their immune system, but this allows them to permanently fuse during sex, new research suggests
Not only does the fungus Massospora infect cicadas, eat their bodies and turn them into mind-controlled zombies, it forces them to attract more cicada victims.
Biologists named 5 newly-described species of Australian "assassin flies" after Thor, Loki and other Marvel heroes.
Scientists have identified the larvae of one of the world's biggest fishes — the bump-head sunfish (Mola alexandrini) — and the youngster is ridiculously tiny.
Evolution has shaped all organisms on Earth — living and extinct — producing an astonishing diversity of life and defining relationships between species.
The stingless Tetragonula bees build nests in strange, spiral shapes. New research offers a reason why.
Hungarian scientists accidentally created a hybrid of a Russian sturgeon and an American paddlefish, leading to a long-nosed "sturddlefish" baby.
When some lizards lose a tail they grow back more than one, and multi-tailed lizards are more common than once thought.
One of the top plant pollinators in the country, these colorful bees likely originated in tropical regions of Australia.
An African grey parrot beat 21 Harvard undergrads at a classic memory game, suggesting deep roots of animal intelligence.
How much force must a penguin apply in order to blast a flying poop projectile, and how far can it travel? Fortunately for us all, scientists now have answers.