Animal Life news stories
Studies show that traditional uses of the landscape should be valued highly, and that Amazonian communities can support themselves without extensive deforestation.
A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a veterinarian or trainee surgeon.
Humans may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size — by way of extinction — at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought.
A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas.
Scientists show that the key expansion of dinosaurs was also triggered by a crisis – a mass extinction that happened 232 million years ago.
An asteroid estimated to be at least 150 feet in diameter made an alarmingly close pass to Earth on Sunday morning just hours after it was first observed by astronomers.
The decision could provide more legal ammunition for those supporting recent tribal movements in support of Bears Ears or to stop the Dakota Access pipeline.
A new elephant has been added to the mix: the palaeoloxodan antiquus, which roamed Europe and western Asia about 400,000 years ago, has been extinct for 120,000 years.
A protein found in birds’ eyes that’s linked to circadian rhythms called cryptochrome lets birds see the earth’s magnetic field as another layer of their vision, an ability called magnetoreception.
Toxic plants combined with dinosaurs’ inability to associate the taste of certain foods with danger may have already caused their numbers to drastically decrease when the asteroid hit.
A University of Washington study has published the largest set of recordings for bowhead whales, to discover that these marine mammals have a surprisingly diverse, constantly shifting vocal repertoire.
A former Navy diver who sells fossils on the internet said he isn’t talking until the state gives him a binding legal document that provides him rights to half the value of the mammoth bones.
Green groups join traditional owners to oppose plan which they say would also wipe out pockets of threatened plants.
The results suggest that wolf-dog hybridisation has been geographically widespread in Europe and Asia, has been occurring for centuries, yet is seen less frequently in wild wolf populations of North America.
About 70,000 years ago, when the human species was already on Earth, a small reddish star approached our solar system and gravitationally disturbed comets and asteroids.