Tag archives for Christine Dell’Amore
Earlier this summer, Lucy Noland, a co-anchor at NBC4 News in Los Angeles, shared some impressive achievements in regard to battling a crisis faced by many metropolitan areas in the US—an out of control stray cat population. Notice I said “stray” and not “feral cat“ population, as the problem demographic seems to be comprised of…
Among the invertebrate treasures at the National Museum of Natural History are a giant isopod and a giant squid eyeball.
Train the Chesapeake Bay retriever has a dirty job—finding the poop that Argentina’s forest carnivores have left behind.
In one of the most extreme places on Earth, you’re guaranteed to get some extreme life-forms—and Antarctica delivers.
Working with leeches doesn’t always suck—just ask Tom Gilbert, a biologist who has developed a method to detect DNA of threatened mammals in rain forest leeches.
How do dung beetles like their dung? Stinky, and from omnivores like us, a new study says.
No one’s likely to bug you if you vomit on them—just look at caterpillars of the large white butterfly Pieris brassicae.
Talk about the call of the wild—you can now track endangered North Atlantic right whales with a new iPhone and iPad app.
What could possibly be cuter than potbellied seahorses? Baby potbellied seahorses—a “herd” of which were recently born at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s New York Aquarium.
Think twice the next time you call someone as quiet as a mouse—the rodents are actually sophisticated singers, a new study says.
Here’s a discovery to raise your glass to—a new millipede named Scoterpes jackdanieli.
Learn how whales, seals, and other marine mammals handle the pressure of life in the deep.
Even lazy sperm can get the job done—at least if you’re a naked mole rat, a new study says.
Everybody poops, as the saying goes—and sometimes, it sticks around for millions of years. See what secrets coprolites—or fossilized dung—hold for scientists.
Pythons sometimes have eyes too big for their stomachs—read about some particularly epic snake meals that went bust.
Read about a white humpback whale calf spotted near Australia and see pictures of albino animals, including a gorilla named Snowflake.
To outwit predators, insects have evolved all sorts of defenses, from spraying noxious fluid to playing dead. A California millipede, as it turns out, just glows.
Fuzzy rodents of the Rocky Mountains are giving scientists a hint of how hormone-mimicking chemicals can mess with animals’ reproduction.
Barry White was definitely on to something. Male great tits that use low voices to sing to females keep their mates loyal—and more fertile, new research suggests.
Scientists have figured out how some species of millipedes can turn their legs into sex appendages, new research shows.
From an iguana-loving cat to a leopard’s tryst with a cow—see some of the most unusual animal bonds featured in Jennifer Holland’s new book Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom.
Sea squirts may not get a lot of respect in the animal kingdom, but at heart, they’re really a lot like us, a new study says.
When it comes to wooing females, male Euglossa natesi bees have their own version of sweet talk. The iridescent bee collects pollen from different flowers to create its own, tailor-made fragrance.
Think you live on caffeine? Four species of bacteria that thrive solely on the substance have you beat.
Freezing coral sperm might sound like a dirty job, but it’s a passion for marine biologist Mary Hagedorn.