A newly discovered species of extinct ancient turtle uncovered in Madagascar is proof of convergent evolution of suction feeding in turtles.
Microscopic worms called planarians can detect light with their bodies, after scientists removed the worms' heads.
Researchers scoured more than 27,000 bird photos on Instagram to see which ones consistently got more likes than expected. The big winner was the owl-like frogmouth.
Mustang horses roam freely across the western United States and are a symbol of pioneering spirit, but they aren't quite wild.
The animal kingdom is filled with stretchy mouths, from hamster cheeks to blue whale pleats, but which animal has the stretchiest mouth of all?
A new study looks at how scientists captured the world's first (and second) recordings of a giant squid in its natural habitat.
Scientists have solved a 150-year-old mystery surrounding the classification of the extinct horned crocodile from Madagascar, giving it its own evolutionary group.
For the first time, researchers have captured images of bizarre brown trails on an Arctic ridge that appear to have been left by sponges crawling across the seafloor.
Highly invasive jumping worms or 'crazy worms' have been found in 15 states, and they are only poised to spread more, scientists warn.
The hybrids may have an advantage over polar bears because their jaws enable them to eat a more diverse range of foods.
Scientists have finally classified and named the ancient 'Godzilla shark' which was first discovered in 2013 in New Mexico.
A two-pronged, pheromone-producing gland in female dragon mantises only pops up when they are ready to mate.
Researchers recently described a new species of amphibious giant centipede in an archipelago in Japan.