Did any of the southern continent's waddling birds look up to catch the sky show?
Penguins are aquatic, flightless birds. They lay eggs, have feathers and yet are powerful swimmers. Emperor penguins can stay underwater up to 30 minutes, in essence flying underwater. They live in the Southern Hemisphere, including Antarctica and New Zealand. LiveScience.com has penguin pictures, feature article and news of the latest penguin discoveries.
Conservationists have confirmed that 64 African penguins were killed in South Africa after being stung in and around the eyes by honeybees.
A newly described extinct giant penguin from New Zealand has unusually long legs and a long, slender beak, and it dates to a time when much of the region was underwater.
A new study has predicted that emperor penguins could become functionally extinct by the end of the century due to melting sea ice.
Black-and-white tuxedos may be the conventional dress code in the penguin world, but one dashing individual is breaking the status quo with an à la mode yellow coat.
A rockhopper penguin in the Falkland Islands needed a little guidance after getting separated from his penguin group.
A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another couple's nest.
The second-largest emperor penguin colony in the world appears to be collapsing, after rough seas drowned all of its babies three winters in a row.
Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter.
A solar eclipse is scheduled for Friday the 13th, but most skywatchers will be unlucky without doing a bit of traveling.
Did you know that the late drug lord Pablo Escobar flew kidnapped hippos to Colombia? Or that the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis was once used as a pregnancy test for humans?
An adorable pair of emperor penguins recently captured the cutest of all animal selfies when they encountered a camera left behind in their rookery.