Animal Life news stories
Beyond being awesome in every sense of the word, these mammoth species are crucial to keeping their respective ecosystems balanced — and about 60 percent of them are hopelessly doomed.
Honey bees also have excellent navigation skills, they communicate symbolically through dance, and they can learn abstract concepts.
The construction and clearing of their sophisticated highways, it turns out, relies mainly on independent efforts that add up to unintentional teamwork.
Like a brain, an ant colony operates without central control. Each is a set of interacting individuals, either neurons or ants, using simple chemical interactions that in the aggregate generate their behaviour.
The remains, which had been stored at the Illinois State Museum, hadn’t been properly dated using modern techniques.
As melting permafrost gives up the bones of long extinct megafauna, a new breed of ivory hunter is cashing in on the remnants of creatures that vanished millennia ago.
Scientists conducted the first ancient DNA analysis of bones from 19 horses in Viking graves, and found that nearly all of the animals were male, a tantalizing clue about vanished Viking culture.
Monogamy, it’s revealed, is embedded in shared molecules across various amphibians, birds, mammals, and fish.
Attenborough commented that those in “the comfortable west” are often untouched by the effects of global warming, caused by a number of industries, including animal agriculture.
The new species has an extraordinary characteristic, the presence of claw-like appendages at the base of the thumbs.
Researchers can now conduct experiments that tell us about the geology and hydrology of a hidden subglacial world, and maybe even find a unique species or two along the way.
The discovery in China of fossil specimens of a flower called Nanjinganthus from the Early Jurassic shakes up widely accepted theories of plant evolution.
Japan will resume hunting in its waters in July but will end controversial expeditions to the Southern ocean.