Rather than counting whales from the bow of a ship, researchers have devised a much more efficient method of taking population censuses using satellite imagery.
Different types of yawns send different social messages in gelada monkeys, according to a new study.
When under the influence of stress hormones, male Adélie penguins are less vigilant with their chicks compared to parents with lower levels of stress hormones.
Male Adélie penguins are less vigilant with their chicks when under the influence of stress hormones, a new study finds.
Pacific salmon can find their way to their ancestral feeding grounds without any prior travel experience using the Earth's magnetic fields as a guide.
Of all of the animals in the animal kingdom, rats may be best suited to repopulation the world in the event of a mass extinction, some scientists say.
Geology and climate are large factors in the monopoly that the Northern Hemisphere has had on the Winter Olympics since they were first held in 1924.
Bumblebees are all-star fliers in the insect world, according to a recent study that shows that they are capable of flying at elevations higher than Mt. Everest
Increased rainfall associated with climate change has increased the rate of chick mortality in Argentinean penguin colonies, according to a new study.
Without waterproof plumage to keep them dry, Magellanic penguin chicks suffer from hypothermia during intense rain storms.
A new black carbon inventory shows that exposure to this pollutant is 130 percent greater than previous estimates have suggested, according to a new report.
Geologists in Iceland unexpectedly hit magma when they were drilling for a source of geothermal heat, and used the molten rock to generate super-hot steam to power a geothermal energy plant.
Pine Island Glacier – one of the largest glaciers within the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – is about to undergo rapid, uncontrollable retreat, new research finds.
People living in close proximity to a nuclear blast have up to 30 minutes to safely seek high-quality shelter from nuclear fallout, a new study finds.
Researchers have confirmed an observation made by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago: That animals living on islands are tamer and less skittish than related animals living on the mainland.
Cougar cubs recently born in the Santa Monica Mountains have been shown to be inbred through preliminary DNA tests.
Many well-camouflaged fish that appear neutral-colored to the naked eye emit bright, colorful glowing light from their bodies that only other fish can likely see.