Lady Gaga may be the most outrageously dressed pop star, but nature has its own spectacular show-stoppers.
A new study marks possibly the earliest known evidence of a beneficial relationship between humans and cats.
Male bone worms use a “penis” on their heads to inseminate females, a new study says.
The science community welcomed a new species of fish today, called Eviota santanai. The striking, pinkish-mauve-and-white animal, a type of dwarf goby, was found off Timor-Leste (map), and is the first new species of fish found in the country, according to Conservation International (CI), the group that made the discovery. The new fish description was…
The savannah monitor lizard breathes like a bird, prompting scientists to wonder if dinosaurs also breathed this way, a new study says.
New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter. A newly seen species, Periplaneta japonica, has just been discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first time it’s been…
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.
A now-extinct family of cockroaches ate a diet that was high in dinosaur dung, according to a new study.
The Pacific leaping blenny went from swimmer to landlubber by evolving camouflage to blend into surrounding rocks, a new study says.
Scientists have discovered the secret behind the Australian animal’s unusually deep voice: A unique sound-producing organ.
The little-studied reptiles may use their strange horns to communicate with mates or rivals, new research suggests.
Hiding in plain sight, researchers have discovered that a wild cat called the tigrina is actually two separate species.
The shape of the seahorse’s head helps it sneak up on copepods without being noticed, a new study says.
A mix of dead animals and their feces that float down to the seafloor help keep deep-sea organisms alive, a new study says.
Tiny mammals split off from other species three million years ago, study says.
Strawberry poison frogs of Costa Rica give their newborn tadpoles a built-in weapon against predators: alkaloids.
An influx of emus is starting to take over a town in Queensland, Australia.
Deep in the forests of Chile, a frog has gone silent, possibly forever—and an epidemic fungus may be the culprit.
It may or may not be a new species, but this crazy-haired bug is an eye popper of a planthopper.
A text message saves a young whale shark that got tangled in a fishing net off the coast of Indonesia in the Java sea.
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.
Although we can’t always perceive them, vibrations provide a critical way of communicating for many animal species.