It may sound quacky, but mysterious duck-like sounds in the oceans are made by whales, a new study says.
Canine researcher Ádám Miklósi of the Family Dog Project gets us into the head of the family pooch—and how that could help us learn about our own brains.
A new study on the defensive goo raises new mysteries and suggests it could be an eco-friendly alternative to nylon.
A newfound species of lungless salamander from Arkansas has escaped scientists’ attention by looking like a juvenile of another species—until now.
The carnivorous invertebrates, discovered deep in the waters off California, use tiny hooks on their bodies to capture prey, a new study says.
Four new species of cave insects in Brazil have sex-reversed genitalia, a “completely astonishing” discovery, scientists say.
With spring in the air, we answer your questions about animal romance, from elephant seals to stick insects.
Brilliantly colored monarch butterflies literally are what they eat—and missing even one meal can be harmful, a new study says.
The 305-million-year-old fossil may reveal secrets about the evolution of spider eyes, new study says.
Is your dog part coyote? Do St. Bernards really rescue people? Get the facts on man’s best friend in this week’s column.
High in the mountains of Vietnam, scientists have found a “striking” new species of pink-and-yellow frog covered with sharp spikes, a new study says.
The zebra’s stripes evolved to keep pesky insects at bay, according to the most thorough study to date on the subject.
A snowy owl hit by a bus in D.C. has had a rough few months, but the bird is getting a makeover—including some shiny new feathers.
Why do dogs chase certain vehicles? Do otters or sloths make good pets? This week we answer your questions about critters closest to home—pets.