A newfound millipede species from the Appalachian Mountains was named after the famous singer by the scientist who described the arthropod (and is a devoted Swift fan).
Here are some candidates for the weirdest sea creatures, from sea slugs that photosynthesize to squid with elbows.
Is it really that bad to give a dog a bite of a chocolate bar? Live Science investigates just how much chocolate is lethal to dogs.
A bizarre hypothesis linking the Loch Ness Monster to whale penises has been debunked by the researcher who helped start the wild rumor.
A newly discovered species of freshwater shrimp called Koonwarrella peterorum may have reproduced asexually via parthenogenesis.
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The discovery of these 'missing' dinosaur predators from North America and Asia solves a food chain mystery.
Spanish police have seized 1,090 taxidermy animals from a warehouse in eastern Spain. Around a third of the specimens belong to species that are endangered or are already extinct.
An animal autopsy of the deceased Greenland shark that washed ashore in England revealed that it had meningitis.
A keyhole-shaped lesion found in the frill of Big John, the largest Triceratops skeleton ever found, may have been made by a rival Triceratops.
A weirdly bloated creature, whose head has been defleshed and body looks more like a swollen, discolored beast of myth than anything real, washed up on an Australian beach last week.