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.
More than 350 elephants in Botswana have mysteriously died since May, in a phenomenon that some scientists have dubbed a "conservation disaster," and one that has evaded explanation.
A striking red-and-white pattern on a newly-described spider's back resembles the grin worn by iconic Batman villain, the Joker.
When an adult male gorilla in a South African zoo developed breathing problems, wildlife specialists diagnosed the ailment with CT scans.