The prickly animal is now the seventh species of prehensile-tailed porcupine, according to the study.
A bristle-cage worm, a sea lily, and an orange octopus are among species hauled up from Antarctica’s Amundsen Sea for the first time.
The little-studied reptiles may use their strange horns to communicate with mates or rivals, new research suggests.
The shape of the seahorse’s head helps it sneak up on copepods without being noticed, a new study says.
It may or may not be a new species, but this crazy-haired bug is an eye popper of a planthopper.
A common marine worm produces slime with an unusual ability: It glows blue rather than the more normal green thanks in part to riboflavin, or vitamin B2.
A new species of fuzzy daisy discovered in the Venezuelan Andes joins a cadre of fuzzy flora.
The two-inch fungus with a brown head, first discovered off Africa in 2009, has been found in the forests of Vietnam, scientists say.
Human beings have long been buried with objects to help or comfort them in the next world.
They’re among the cutest ninjas in the wild world, but South America’s secretive bush dogs are under threat—and people are breeding them in an effort to help.
With Halloween coming up, we thought we’d take a look at real-life “zombies”—and how they get that way.
Toyota recalled hundreds of thousands of cars due to spider webs, but it’s not the first case of bugs and spiders tripping up transportation.
As winters warm due to climate change, some animals are doing worse, while some are doing better.
After falling in love with the newly rediscovered Pinocchio lizard, we looked up noses of some other animals with ornate schnozzes.
Parts of an extinct animal called the mastodon have mysteriously turned up among donations to a religious charity.
Self-medicating animals use plants and other surprising materials to improve not only their own health, but the health of their offspring.
So, you think you can dance? Wait until you see these animals’ moves.
Some animals—like bald-headed monkeys and skinny pigs—are naturally nude creatures, while others lose their hair due to disease.
Hyenas, garter snakes, and cuttlefish are just a few species that act like—or sometimes become—the opposite sex.
Vomiting vultures and birds that smell like cow manure are just a few of the animals that use odors to keep predators at bay.
Wild animals usually don’t live long enough to suffer cognitive decline, but domestic pets can be susceptible, experts say.
This Friday the 13th, we dare you to click on a story about animal superstitions. Go ahead…
Lola, a lobster recently caught off Massachusetts with five claws on her left side, likely got her odd appearance due to a genetic glitch.
Elephants that hear with their feet and insects that sing with their penises are among species that repurpose their body parts.