In the first identified case of “killer sperm,” females that mate with males of another species can become sterile or even die, a new study says.
How far do peacocks fly? What was the largest flying dinosaur? Ask Your Weird Animal Questions takes to the wing this week.
One clever young bird solved a problem that has stumped six-year-old children, according to a new study.
The large mammals have 2,000 genes related to smell, the most ever discovered in an animal, a new study says.
Reindeer on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago are bucking the trend and thriving, according to a long-term study.
The brilliant plumage of peacocks and related birds may be a result of female preference, a new study says.
From cats to clams, the animal kingdom literally has many different ways of seeing things. This week on Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we’re taking a visionary look at nature.
Conservation biologist Juliana Machado Ferriera talks about her work to halt illegal wildlife trade in Brazil, which affects nearly 40 million animals each year.
Such behavior isn’t out of the ordinary for octopi, among the most clever—and mischievous—of the invertebrates, expert says.
How sexes evolved in the first place has been a lasting mystery in biology. Thanks to some transgender algae, scientists may have cracked this evolutionary whodunit.
New research suggests that fearsome-looking giant sea scorpions were actually likely gentle giants.
We love getting questions with teeth, and this week’s Ask Your Weird Animal Questions tackles animals and their various bites.
A rain forest plant baits birds with puffy treats, then blasts any takers with pollen—a unique discovery, a new study says.