Tiny mammals split off from other species three million years ago, study says.
Meet the giant forest hog, which at 600 pounds (275 kilograms) brings home the record-setting bacon as the world’s biggest pig.
People in Mississippi have spotted a “chupacabra”—get the facts behind these mythical monsters.
Cute new pictures of baby olinguitos—a new mammal recently discovered in South America—have emerged.
Honey badgers, mongooses, civets, and other small carnivores roam Gabon’s forests, according to the first such survey of its kind.
The Web’s cuteness quotient has skyrocketed with pictures of a crib full of baby pandas—but why do we breed them?
A rare photo shows a cane toad with a bat in its mouth in Peru—find out if the bat got away.
Four new species of legless lizard have emerged from a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study says.
Penis bones offer the first hard evidence of how an extinct species of bear lived and mated, a new study says.
A tiny island frog makes do without an inner ear by using its mouth—a new hearing strategy not known before in nature, scientists say.
The devil’s in the details when it comes to fearsome new ant species described recently in Central America.
Talk about a helicopter parent—a newfound species of wasp rides on the back of a bigger flying insect to help its offspring, a new study says.
Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with superhero strength and the oddest backbone of the animal kingdom.
New fossils of an ancient reptile with a knobby head and armored body have been found in Niger, a new study says.
In the new movie World War Z, a zombie pandemic sweeps the world. But what would it take for such a virus to arise?
The newly identified hot-pink slug is just one of nature’s rosy critters—check out a pink hippo, grasshopper, and more.
Filmmaker Anna Possberg talks about braving the Arctic elements to document the northern lights.
At a fish-rearing facility near Michigan‘s Kalamazoo River, I’m peering inside a big, water-filled tub at lake sturgeon eggs no bigger than BB pellets. Someday these will grow into the biggest fish in North America, but for now, they’re the precious cargo of a state program to bring these freshwater giants back to their native…
A new program is asking craft breweries to support the Clean Water Act by reducing their water use and recycling wastewater.
This battery-powered rover has all the toughness of an abominable snowman, surveying undetected hazards at scientific-research sites in Greenland and Antarctica.
On our radar today: 1) A fish is discovered with clear blood, 2) A nuclear rocket could take us to Mars, 3) A shipwreck is found with gold treasure, and…
In 1993, as a dinosaur-obsessed 13-year-old, I saw Jurassic Park in surround sound—the first movie released with the technology. For months I’d anticipated the film: reading fan magazines, making clay dinosaurs, and of course rereading Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel. This week, nearly 20 years later, I saw the film in IMAX with a new twist…
A type of burrowing worm that lived 508 million years ago has solved an evolutionary puzzle, a new study says.
Bat experts weigh in on first ever footage of vampire bats feeding on baby penguins.