Praying mantises primarily hunt insects and spiders, but a new study found that for many large mantises, birds are also on the menu.
Never get between a predator and its prey — unless you’re a gutsy scientist with a generous life insurance policy. Here is the latest news and findings on creatures that hunt, kill, and make Shark Week the best week.
Scientific discovery takes patience, determination, focus and perseverance. And sometimes it also takes 2,879 Plasticine caterpillars.
A deadly gang of orcas roving off the coast of northern California is meeting surprising opposition – humpback whales trying to foil their kills.
A newborn humpback whale learns early in life to use its "indoor voice" to avoid attracting the attention of nearby killer whales.
A 508-million-year-old critter — one that looks like a weird lobster with 50 legs, two claws and a tent-like shell — is the oldest known arthropod with mandibles on record, a new study finds.
Scientists have identified a new species of small, toothy mammal that once ruled the food chain in Africa almost 40 million years ago.
A new study could help explain why so many snow leopards get killed in retaliation for eating domestic animals.
The mantis shrimp, that tiny toughie of the sea, smashes and stabs in a new video showing off the special talents of this predatory crustacean.
The biggest saber-toothed cat skull ever found is helping scientists understand the range of killing techniques used by these extinct and fearsome predators.
Tooth marks on the leg bone of a hominin, an ancient human relative, suggest that the poor soul had a gristly end, a new study finds.
Fish have fins and gills, but they don't have necks. That's partly because it would be difficult to swim quickly with a neck that wagged back and forth in the water.