New iridescent, color-shifting fiber inspired by a tropical berry could one day make its way to the runway in the form of color-morphing clothing.
A common sea worm glows blue light in ways uncommon in the world of bioluminescent organisms, new research shows.
Lots of animals take part in what humans might consider bizarre mating tactics, but one sea slug might take the cake: it stabs its partner in the head.
Mass animal die offs pose serious challenges to biologists involved in deciphering their causes. Here are 5 mysterious cases that still remain open.
A previously unknown giant platypus species was discovered in an Australia fossil field, and suggests that the evolutionary history of the platypus is more complex than previously thought.
Daylight saving time might save us money in energy consumption, but not without taking often overlooked tolls on our bodies.
National Marine Sanctuaries were designed to protect marine life, but a new study reveals that human activity still threatens life within these protected zones
Animal names can be fun and imaginative, but they can also be downright misleading when they entail the names of other, entirely unrelated animals.
Hurricane Sandy toppled thousands of trees across New York City. In one corner of Brooklyn, two new installations have been built in the past year to put some of the downed trees to use.
For the first time, researchers have shown that chimps catch yawns from humans and, similar to humans, only develop this behavior after childhood.
Arapaima gigas have microscopic structures in their scales that protect against the piercing bite of a piranha
The Magellanic woodpecker has few if any known predators, but researchers now present evidence that an invasive mink species has now become a threat to the bird's population.
The government shutdown may put a decade of planning and 10 million dollars to waste if researchers cannot complete their Antarctic field season this year.