Tasmanian devils and an assortment of other endangered species will be released into a "halfway house" in Australia as a preliminary step before releasing them into the wild.
One might think that such a large plant like bamboo, dined upon by gorillas, would be well- known. But a new analysis shows that the bamboos belong to two newly described taxonomic groups.
Females of two bug species may have figured out a way to lessen their chances of being on the receiving end of their species habit of "traumatic insemination."
By aerating cow dung, dung beetles may help reduce the amount of methane released into the atmosphere, a new study suggests.
A new study found that wolves howled more frequently to members of their pack with which they spent more time, suggesting they howl to re-establish contact and come together.
If you think you're afraid of spiders, perhaps these amazing peacock spiders will change your mind about the animals. Or maybe not. But check them out anyway!
If even if you hate spiders, you may find these peacock spiders cute. Or so several have claimed after seeing the amazing mating dance of this arachnid.
A new type of slime-spitting velvet worm has been found in the rain forests of Vietnam, suggesting that there may be hundreds of thousands of undiscovered species of velvet worms out there.
Just like its human residents, New York City's roaches are among the most diverse in the world. One reporter got his office's roaches sequenced and found out they may hail from China.
Baby owls and baby mammals like humans sleep in a similar manner, spending an analogous amount of time in an awakelike phase in which dreams are thought to occur.
The Environmental Protection Agency has declined a petition to change the source of fluoride in U.S. drinking water, saying the switch would be too costly.
From vampire bats to bighorn sheep, Casey Anderson tracks some of the most elusive animals in the country. He shares his experiences with these animals on the show "America the Wild."
A small but growing number of parishioners have flocked to a particular crape myrtle tree outside of a Catholic church in Fresno, Calif., because the tree supposedly drops "God's tears."
Whence the monarch butterfly? New research shows that it may take as many as five generations for monarchs to make it out of Mexico, up to Canada, and back again.
An electromagnetic pulse or a bad solar storm could possibly knock out the electrical grid, causing major problems for society.
Here are photos from the television show "Doomsday Castle," on the National Geographic Channel, a show which chronicles one family's quest to survive a world without electricity.
Meet a family who has built a castle to survive the apocalypse. The family is the subject of a new National Geographic Channel show called "Doomsday Castle."
Shark scientist Antonella Preti recently dissected the largest mako shark stomach she's ever encountered, in order to find out what these giants of the ocean eat.
Two scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will answer all of your questions about sharks today (Aug. 8) via Twitter. Don't miss out.